We grab 60 seconds with Mark Chambers, head honcho at Eden Hotel Collection, to discover the highlights of his career, his dream dinner date guests and the company he admires outside of hospitality.
Name: Mark Chambers
Job title: Managing director, Eden Hotel Collection
Highlight of your career so far? Becoming an Master Innholder and winning the AA Small Group of the Year 2015.
If you could choose three guests, dead or alive, to dinner, who would you choose? Billy Connolly, Barack Obama, Kate Bush.
Last hotel you stayed at? Atlantis, Dubai.
Best piece of advice you ever received? Be honest and be yourself.
Biggest service bugbear? Waiters that don’t write anything down!
If you went on Stars in their Eyes, who would you portray? No chance; I’m a terrible singer.
Which other company (inside or outside the industry) do you most admire and why? Apple; for how they have shaped the way we live our lives.
What’s the first thing you do when you get to work in the morning? Say good morning to the team then….COFFEE!
Your first job? Hotel porter.
If you weren’t a hotelier what would you be doing? Doctor.
Where do you see yourself in five years’ time? MD of Eden Hotel Collection; still so much to do!
Your dream job? Test driver, Aston Martin.
In one word…
Favourite food? Indian
Favourite UK city? London
Favourite request on the jukebox? Heaven, Simply Red
Favourite drink? Negroni
Favourite holiday destination? Thailand
Favourite film? Has to be Bond……Skyfall
Favourite gadget? iPhone
Favourite thing you own? Panerai, Luminor.