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MILAN, ITALY - DECEMBER 19: An exterior view of the entrance of the Four Seasons Hotel Milan on December 19, 2008 in Milan, Italy. David and Victoria Beckham are expected to stay at the Four Seasons Hotel this weekend when David Beckham will attend the official AC Milan press conference announcing his loan to the soccer club from Los Angeles Galaxy in January. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

A hotel owner in Germany has been slammed after she banned overweight guests from her hotels.

Angelika Hargesheimer, who owns the Beachhotel Sahlenburg resort in Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, is making a rule that any above 280 pounds will not be welcomed to her hotel.

The website claims that the interior of the hotel is not built for people over that weight restriction, and therefore shouldn’t stay for their safety.

The hotel owner told local media that her reasoning comes from fears that overweight guests will damage her “classic” furniture, adding that she wants to have a “designer hotel”.

She says the disclaimer is not discriminatory and was introduced after she was sued by an overweight guest whose bed collapsed when he was sleeping.

Natalie Rosenke from the Society Against Weight Discrimination called for legislation to be brought in to protect overweight people, telling Bild: “Legal protection against weight discrimination is overdue!”

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