BRAIN FOOD: Room Service - Where Nick Jones stays

BRAIN FOOD: Room Service - Where Nick Jones stays - FOR BUSINESS: Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cap D'Antibes, in the south of France. It doesn't feel as though I'm on a business trip when I stay there because it's so beautiful. I usually stay there for the Cannes film festival, but this year I was busy opening Soho House New York. Hotel du Cap is run along arrogant French lines - the very opposite of how I run my hotels, though it's nice to go away somewhere different. The hotel restaurant is right on the sea overlooking the rock and serves very traditional French food. Its bar staff wear lovely white jackets - it's quite old-fashioned. The hotel doesn't accept credit cards, and it's not cheap, so you either wire your money ahead or you bring lots of cash.

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

FOR BUSINESS: Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cap D'Antibes, in the south of France. It doesn't feel as though I'm on a business trip when I stay there because it's so beautiful. I usually stay there for the Cannes film festival, but this year I was busy opening Soho House New York. Hotel du Cap is run along arrogant French lines - the very opposite of how I run my hotels, though it's nice to go away somewhere different. The hotel restaurant is right on the sea overlooking the rock and serves very traditional French food. Its bar staff wear lovely white jackets - it's quite old-fashioned. The hotel doesn't accept credit cards, and it's not cheap, so you either wire your money ahead or you bring lots of cash.

FOR PLEASURE: I stayed with my family at the Royal Mirage Hotel in Dubai in February this year. It's a beautifully designed building, quite Arabic, obviously, but not at all like much of the horrendous architecture you can find there. Someone recommended the hotel to me, and it's a very good place to catch some sun in winter as Dubai is only six hours away by plane. But I wouldn't go in summer - it reaches 110 deg F. The hotel is very comfortable and it's great for children, as there are lots of activities for them to do. And I rode a camel for the first time, and discovered I could play water polo. When I stay at different hotels I'm constantly looking to try and improve our product - that's a pretty sensible idea.

Nick Jones runs the Soho House Group.

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