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Lord Forte of "Trusthouse Forte" dies aged 98

#3
Bottleosmoke said:
Died peacefully in his sleep?

Obviously not in one of his hotels!
I won't have a bad word said about his hotels. The towels provided are thick, soft and fluffy. Last time I checked out, I couldn't get my suitcase shut.


with thanks to Jasper Carrott
 
#5
His son bought up a lot of independent hotels a few years ago. He didn't change their names. He just put the word 'Forte' in front of the old name.
That's how a hotel in London came to be called 'The Forte Grand'.

He didn't get many guests. Some thought they had to fork out forty grand to buy a whole hotel that they didn't want even though it was cheap at the price.
Other would be guests thought it was forty grand a night which was a bit steep. So they slept on a park bench instead.

Funny old business the hotel game. He should have called it 'Forte Towers' in the begining and he wouldn't have had that problem.
 
#7
When THF took over the catering at my school, the standard went up by a country mile. We even ended up getting properly cooked steaks for supper on Saturday.

I will remember him well for that alone!
 

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