Hotel Babylon

Genre: Travel
Imprint: Clipper Audio
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: CP375
Released: Jun 22, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419385698
Narrator/s: Gordon Griffin
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From chambermaids' tips, to doormen making 2,000 a week, to the concierge taking backhanders-everyone in the hotel trade is on the make. Hotel Babylon is a trawl through the highs and lows, the extremes, the tragedies, the miseries, the decadence and the debauchery of the ultimate service industry-where money not only talks, but gets you the best room, the best service, and also entitles you to behave in any way you please.

Professional reviews

"Supposedly a true first-person account of decadence and corruption, this suspiciously fiction-like narrative stuffs numerous depraved characters and sensational incidents into one busy day behind the scenes at a posh London hotel. As a bonus, one actually learns something about how the hospitality industry operates. Not surprisingly, the scramble for money is the common denominator. Gordon Griffin reads in character with a cockney accent. His portrayal of the anonymous rough-and-tumble author fascinates. He sounds like a cheeky desk clerk unwinding after-hours by regaling pub mates with his experiences over a couple of pints. His personality, energy, expressiveness, and humor are more than worth the room rate. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"

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