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Behind the Scenes at Hilton Brighton Metropole (members only)
Wed, May 31, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM BST
Behind the Scenes at Hilton Brighton Metropole
Oo-er missus! Want to know what goes on behind the scenes at one of Brighton seafront’s most iconic hotels?!
The Hilton Brighton Metropole has an impressive 125-year history including visits from Oscar Wilde and Winston Churchill.
One of the rooms was once used as a church then turned into the UK’s first casino. There was a huge safe in the room which they had to blow open when the Labour Party were there one year, and they found £1m of casino chips inside!
Retaining a Victorian elegance and charm, the hotel now hosts meetings, events, modern dining, and a spa and health club.
General manager Sascha Koehler will be hosting the event and the hotel will welcome us with a glass of wine or bottle of beer and canapés.
Hear about the interesting exhibitions held over the years at the hotel; the day a camel was meant to be the highlight of the annual staff awards (a trip to Morocco was on offer for the top salesman) and disgraced herself by emptying her bladder in the foyer; and many more tales of Brighton fun, frolics and fascinating antics.
Who’s up for some Brighton history, maybe some seaside folly, and a look round the parts the public don’t normally reach?!
Book your ticket quickly as this type of event normally sells out fast.
Cancellation policy: Places are limited and events usually oversubscribed. Please give 2 working days' notice via email or you must pay for your place in full.
If you have never been a member of the Brighton & Hove Chamber you are welcome to book and join us as a guest at two of our events. After this, you will need join the Chamber to enjoy the benefits of membership.