But one name we didn’t expect to see was former President Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of State George Shultz (right). As reported in Forbes years after the trip, Shultz and other members of his party were staying at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris when they decided to take a significant number of the hotel’s luxurious monogrammed towels.
The theft only came to light later when Vice President George H.W. Bush and his staff visited the hotel, and staffers noticed their rooms were devoid of bath linens. They were then met with icy resistance when they called down to get some. Ultimately, the hotel staff begrudgingly handed over a few towels, but only after some members of the group were forced to dry off with toilet paper.