Hotel workers get million kronor tip

Staff at a hotel in western Sweden have received what must be their best-ever tip: shares worth 1.5 million kronor ($225,000).

The shares have been given to the staff of the Laholmen Hotel in Strömstad, on the Norwegian border, by 93-year-old Stockholmer Matts O Westerberg. He has been a regular guest at the hotel since 1986.

The dividends from the shares are to be given to the hotel’s employee of the year.

“I was given such a fantastic welcome from my very first visit that I have been back for a couple of weeks in the spring and a couple of weeks in the autumn every year since then,” Westerberg told newspaper GT.