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The number-one New York Times best-selling author of Airport reveals the inner workings of a New Orleans hotel - and the human drama unfolding behind its closed doors.

During five sultry days, the lives of the guests, the management, and the workers at New Orleans's largest and most elite hotel converge. The owner has four days to raise the money to save his financially ailing property. The general manager, once blacklisted from the hospitality business, struggles with one crisis after another. A rebellious heiress will do anything to attain her secret desires. The duke and the duchess in the lavish presidential suite are covering up a crime. And within one of the many guest rooms hides a professional thief. 

Filled with memorable characters and authentic detail about the inner machinery and secrets of a five-star hotel, this gripping New York Times best seller sold millions of copies and was adapted for both film and TV. Set in a time when travel was still glamorous and grand independent hotels set the standard for luxury, it's like a vacation in itself, from the author of such behind-the-scenes blockbusters as The Moneychangers and Wheels.

©1965, 2000 Arthur Hailey (P)2020 Tantor

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  • Joe K. Golding
  • 21-10-2020

Great story and so much fun to learn about hotels

We really enjoyed this book! And it was very interesting to learn about elegant hotels.

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  • JULIA
  • 23-04-2020

Wonderful.

Another terrific reading of one of my most favorite books. Great narration, excellent recording job ... a well-done rendition!

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  • Matt
  • 19-04-2020

Hotel by Arthur Hailey

Great book, very entertaining, Arthur Hailey is a master in the Arts of keeping on top of his multiple plot lines, "massaging" them into cohesiveness, and leading all of the strands to a satisfying and happy ending. I enjoyed the book a lot, but I did not care much about the narrator.

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  • Susan Walker
  • 13-04-2020

Awesome!

I read this book when it originally came out. I loved it then, and after reading it again recently, I still love it. I think it holds up very well. The only things that are different now (and the author mentions these things in a foreward) is that African-Americans are called negroes; and there's a lot of smoking cigarettes going on. Otherwise, it reads as if it could have been written this year.

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