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Brighton's top hotels target of escort agency

An escort agency is promising to arrange discreet rendezvous for clients in some of Brighton’s best-known hotels.

Corporate Companions offers its clients the opportunity to have visits from girls in the comfort of their own room in Brighton and Hove seafront hotels.

The company recommend on its website the Brighton Hilton Metropole, The Royal York, the Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel and the Holiday Inn.

Managers at the hotels said they did not condone such behaviour from their guests and were taking steps to remove their hotels from the company’s website and increase surveillance to identify any such behaviour.

Corporate Companions offers a range of girls from the Brighton, Gatwick and Sussex area and claims “to offer a fresh new approach to the world of adult entertainment”.

When The Argus contacted the firm this week we were told we could not arrange a meeting at a hotel this week but could meet a girl at an apartment in Hove after 8pm on Friday.

We were told an appointment could be made at a hotel at a later date.

Three girls

The website’s representative on the telephone said the firm had three girls aged 20 to 30 available this week who would cost £150 for one hour and £280 for two hours.

When asked what a client would get for that, the booker said it would be up to the “girl’s discretion” but “needless to say it was what’s implied”.

A disclaimer on the company’s website states that money exchanged for legal adult services is for time and companionship with anything implied or inferred on their website not to be taken as inducement for other services.

Clients are told that any sexual activities are between consenting adults.

Gerard de Nervaux is interim manager of the Royal York Hotel which was placed into administration in July.

He said: “It’s not something I’m aware of, there’s no evidence to suggest that sort of thing is happening here and it’s certainly not something we would condone.

"We know it does go on especially in the bigger hotels where you have corporate clients away from home for long periods of time.

“I can’t say what went on here before we took over but the hotel is relatively small and we watch everybody who comes into the hotel and no one can get in after midnight without showing ID.

“We will be watching like a hawk and I will inform my night staff.”

A Mercure spokeswoman said: “Having been alerted to this website, we are taking immediate action for the hotel to be removed from the site.”

A Hilton Worldwide spokes-man said: “As a place of public accommodation, Hilton Brighton Metropole does not discriminate against any individual or group.

“While we are not familiar with this organisation or its survey, the hotel aims to provide quality accommodation and a pleasant environment for our guests and members of the community visiting the hotel.”

Holiday Inn was unavailable for comment.

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2:44pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

Did this occur during the Tory conference?

I hope not!
Did this occur during the Tory conference? I hope not! Algeria Touchshriek
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3:29pm Fri 9 Nov 12

inadaptado says...

Don't you love when everybody pretends they didn't know anything and say -all dignified- that they will work to solve the problem? My **** you will. There has always been prostitutes in hotels, big and small, and there will always be. As long as they don't cause trouble almost everybody turns the blind eye because they know it attracts wealthy customers.
Don't you love when everybody pretends they didn't know anything and say -all dignified- that they will work to solve the problem? My **** you will. There has always been prostitutes in hotels, big and small, and there will always be. As long as they don't cause trouble almost everybody turns the blind eye because they know it attracts wealthy customers. inadaptado
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4:50pm Fri 9 Nov 12

MuammarQaddafi says...

Algeria Touchshriek wrote:
Did this occur during the Tory conference?

I hope not!
Tsk! Even Tories are entitled to a bit of fun.
[quote][p][bold]Algeria Touchshriek[/bold] wrote: Did this occur during the Tory conference? I hope not![/p][/quote]Tsk! Even Tories are entitled to a bit of fun. MuammarQaddafi
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7:30pm Fri 9 Nov 12

John Fallon says...

Good lord! Men staying in Brighton hotels entertaining young women. Who'd have thought it?
Good lord! Men staying in Brighton hotels entertaining young women. Who'd have thought it? John Fallon
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7:51pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Thatsjustyummy says...

This happens in pretty much every hotel in Brighton on a daily and nightly basis.

what a non story
This happens in pretty much every hotel in Brighton on a daily and nightly basis. what a non story Thatsjustyummy
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8:33pm Fri 9 Nov 12

sussexram40 says...

Yes, hardly news!
Yes, hardly news! sussexram40
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8:53am Sat 10 Nov 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

It's only prozzies who can afford the parking fees.
And what's the difference between taking a girl on a date and paying for everything or a straightforward cash for sex upfront transaction?
It's only prozzies who can afford the parking fees. And what's the difference between taking a girl on a date and paying for everything or a straightforward cash for sex upfront transaction? Maxwell's Ghost
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9:32am Sat 10 Nov 12

odear says...

GROW UP !!! or is that your problem no wonder your single

Maxwell's Ghost
GROW UP !!! or is that your problem no wonder your single Maxwell's Ghost odear
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10:36am Sat 10 Nov 12

Take it Personally says...

This is nothing new! And some clever guests staying at these hotels often advertise through Gumtree.... I don't think the hotels will be able to stop this.
This is nothing new! And some clever guests staying at these hotels often advertise through Gumtree.... I don't think the hotels will be able to stop this. Take it Personally
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