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Lionel Benjamin: ‘What we need is help’

Co-founder of AGO Hotels recounts the solutions he thinks would alleviate the sector’s burdens and why looking to upping country-wide tourism initiatives could be the key to growing the economy

Can you tell us about your career leading up to starting AGO Hotels? 

I’ve been in hospitality since 1983, close to 40 years now. I went to hotel school and then worked my way up the ladder afterwards from being a management trainee with Hilton to being the operations director at the Savoy, and then onto the Hilton Metropole on Edgware Road where I was also the operations director.

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