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Over to you

27 July 2004
Over to you

Who do you think was the five-star hotel GM who helped pen Hotel Babylon?

Well it wasn't me. We'd never do that - tell stories. Absolutely not.
Gm of a five-star London hotel who wished to remain anonymous
This is an official denial of writing the book. I believe it's written by somebody in middle management who's got a grievance. The book rubbishes the industry, so the author clearly has an axe to grind.
Derek Picot, general manager, Carlton Tower
The author has compressed stories, hearsay and legend from about eight years into a week, and it's just frivolous rubbish.
Nigel Massey, PR
I'd look for a well-known hotelier in SW1.
Anonymous PR
No, I'm not Anonymous, but if the publisher is not sure where to send the cheque, I could well be!
Andrew Coney, general manager, De Vere Cavendish St James's

Caterer has six copies of Hotel Babylon, courtesy of Bantam Press, to give away to anyone who can name the guilty GM. The six best theories will win. Send your entries to chotnews@rbi.co.uk, supplying your name and address.

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