Thursday, February 10

"The Hotel Biz: A Memoir" Book Launch

More than anyone else in the hotel business, Hans Gerhardt changed the way the industry does business, " Paul Godfrey, National Post President

Hans Gerhardt operated some of the worlds most famous and exclusive hotels and was exposed to the private lives of kings, queens, world leaders and movie stars. He's been trapped on an elevator with a notorious dictator, cracked jokes with Prince Philip, drank with Charleston Heston and help Burt Reynolds woo Loni Anderson.... plus more. He was best recognized as the president and managing director of the Sutton Place Hotel.

"The Hotel Biz: a Memoir" was released recently and the "hotelier to the stars" reveals how writing this book helped him deal with the loss of his son during 9/11. He dedicated the book to his son Ralph who was one of 24 Canadians killed in during the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The book launch was held at Hogo Boss Flagship store on Bloor Street and was received by a full house.

Our own Lexie (Admin extraordinaire to the stars at Spectacle) was in attendance and was also an assistant editor on the project. Way to go girl!! Lexie also let us know her sister Kathy's husband Ron was an editor on this. A former newspaper and magazine journalist and movie critic, Ron Base's latest novel, The Sanibel Sunset Detective, is set in the sun-drenched atmosphere of Sanibel and Captiva, two of Florida’s most beautiful and unusual islands and is the first in a series of Detective Tree Callister's adventures.

Lexie Lenhoff and Sister Kathy. ......Spectacle loves ya!!