Imogen Edwards-Jones is a journalist, broadcaster and the author of four novels, including My Canape Hell and Tuscany for Beginners, and the bestselling expose on the hotel business Hotel Babylon.
Compressing a decade of debauchery, bribery, corruption, scandal and dishonesty into twenty-four hours in a luxury London hotel, I am told that all the anecdotes, characters (with name changes) and situations are true. Some are indeed hard to believe. Everyone in the hotel trade is on the make and for guests it’s a licence to steal or behave badly, and it’s all here in glorious technicolour. Wow! Even if it’s not all true, it certainly makes for high entertainment.