TORBAY Council has said it is not taking any further action after a member of the public urged that Mark Jenkins (pictured), former manager of The Grosvenor Hotel, should be reported to the police.
The complaint was sparked after he was filmed removing flowers from a council-managed garden in an episode of Channel 4's The Hotel.
Regular visitor Donald Bird wrote to council complaining: "Being a regular visitor to Torquay from South Yorkshire, I was appalled to witness on TV the manager (Mark Jenkins) of The Grosvenor Hotel in Belgrave Road, picking flowers from Torre Abbey Park for a redecorated bedroom at the hotel and commenting 'these flowers are courtesy of the park."
"I have recorded the programme. I trust that this matter will now be reported to the Torquay police for appropriate action."
A Torbay Council spokesman said: "We are aware of this issue and are disappointed Mr Jenkins chose to gain publicity from his actions.
"For this reason, we did not feel it was in the public's interest to generate any further publicity by taking any action against him.
"The council works alongside TOR2 to keep the flower beds around the Bay looking their best and we would once again reiterate that members of the public are not allowed to pick them."
The Grosvenor was sold to Grand Hotel boss Keith Richardson last year and extensive refurbishments have taken place.
Grant Thornton were appointed administrators of Torquay-based Riviera Hotels LLP, the limited liability partnership set up by Mr Jenkins in 2011.
It was formed after the voluntary liquidation of Inglewood Hotel Limited, which used to own all three businesses, was placed into creditors voluntary liquidation owing £900,000.
The Kistor and Inglewood hotels still to find a buyer.
Mr Jenkins could not be contacted over the complaint.