Where does Santa go after Christmas?
Maybe to the Hilton Garden Inn in the Northern California town of Redding, where an unidentified person paid the bills of everyone who was a guest Sunday.
Rates for a regular room at the inn range from $109 to $119, and about 50 of its 93 guest rooms were occupied Sunday, according to the Redding Record Searchlight.
"He wanted to make it anonymous," front-desk supervisor Tony Ross told CNBC on Thursday.
Though Ross said he could not provide further details, he confirmed that the story in the local paper was accurate.
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The hotel Santa is the latest of a number of do-gooders whose anonymous actions have come to light.
Using the Instagram handle @tipsforjesus, an anonymous person has left more than $80,000 in supersize restaurant tips—$2,000 to $3,000 a pop. In October, Starbucks launched a "pay it forward" program, urging customers to buy a coffee for another patron. And a rash of "Layaway Santas" paid off other people's Christmas gifts.
Even Beyoncé (not so anonymously) paid $50 off the bills of 750 shoppers at a Walmart in Tewksbury, Mass., just before Christmas.