Beyonce Knowles booked a hotel room just for her luggage.

The ‘Sweet Dreams’ hitmaker rented the lavish £2,450-a-night Charles Forte Presidential Suite at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, UK, while performing in nearby city Liverpool this week, but after struggling to find space to hold her 12 bags, had her entourage make a second booking to store her belongings.

A source at Liverpool’s Malmaison hotel – where the star took a £170-a-night room for her luggage – said: "She had seven suitcases, three hand-luggage bags and two boxes, all for her mammoth concert. In the cases there were, apparently, 14 dresses, lots of shoes, make-up and 25 wigs."

It took four helpers to carry her luggage up the stairs to the room, which was situated close to the Liverpool Echo Arena, where she performed twice this week.

Beyonce is not the only singer who refuses to travel light.

Last year, Mariah Carey flew to London for a three-day trip – and brought 20 suitcases with her.

A source said at the time: “The guys at the airport seemed to e struggling under the load, but Mariah and her husband, Nick Cannon, just breezed straight through.”