Hotel Babylon, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (5 ratings)

Description

'Something strange occurs to guests as soon as they check in.

Even if in real life they are perfectly well-mannered, decent people with proper balanced relationships, as soon as they spin through the revolving hotel doors the normal rules of behaviour no longer seem to apply.' All of the following is true.

Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty.

All the anecdotes, the stories, the characters, the situations, the highs, the lows, the scams, the drugs, the misery, the love, the death and the insanity are exactly as was told by Anonymous - someone who has spent his whole career working in hotels at the heart of London's luxury hotel industry.

However, for legal reasons, the stories now take place in a fictitious hotel known as Hotel Babylon.

More than a decade is compressed into a day. Everything else is as it should be. The rich spend money, the hotel makes money and the chambermaids still fight the bellboys over a two-pound coin.

It's just another twenty-four hours in an expensive London hotel.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: True stories
  • ISBN: 9780552151467

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5

Excellent book - it's just another 24 hours in a luxury london hotel. Read about the decadence and debauchery of life in Hotel Babylon - on the other side of the desk.

Review by
4.5

I love reading about the service industry, and this one was exceptionally well done. A sort of best-of five-star hotel, it shows the beautifully rotten underbelly of the shiny and perfect hotel we all expct when we travel. The pefect book to read on a long trip home from the Gold Coast.

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4

An expose of the luxury hotel industry in Great Britain, by the manager of a five star hotel as told to a journalist/author. If only half of this stuff is true... I gobbled this book up, read it in one day because I just couldn't put it down. A guilty pleasure, much like reading The National Inquirer or Weekly World News.

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2

Hailed as an "insider's look into the goings-on a famous London hotel" I was disapppointed in this. Could have been behind the desk of a Holiday Inn, were it not for the few references the few unusual requests for rich guests.Pretty non exciting.Not what I expected.

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4.5

I love reading about the service industry, and this one was exceptionally well done. A sort of best-of five-star hotel, it shows the beautifully rotten underbelly of the shiny and perfect hotel we all expct when we travel. The pefect book to read on a long trip home from the Gold Coast.

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