Friday, 12 December is set to be the most popular night for the office Christmas party across the UK and this festive season almost a third of you will be checking into a hotel room rather than crawling home.

According to data from, recent history shows that a third of the hotel overnighters unexpectedly shared a night of passion with a work colleague while 13% fessed up to sharing a bed with someone they met that evening.

A few even admitted to ending up between the sheets with their boss or secretary after the work party.

The top three excuses for bedding down in a hotel are it’s cheaper than taking a taxi home (32%), to keep the party going (25%) and to get lucky (14%).

Men are twice as likely to ensure they have a hotel room booked close by for after the party, in the hopes of seducing a work colleague. Naughty lot – get back to work!