Hewitt Blew It!

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  • #57410
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    Thought he deserved his own page, but said I’d see what happened to The Polo House on Marbella’s Golden Mile 😉

    Apparently the love rat was a victim too of the Spanish recession despite all his celeb and socialite connections.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroya … iness.html

    It’s now going to be an Indian tapas restaurant, his business partner was Indian so maybe the same person.

    What’s he going to do next? 🙄

    What with Kristina Szekely going bust why these high profile Marbella businesses going under as things are supposedly picking up? 🙄

  • #85277
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    Gentleman always keep the relationship private, no matter how it ends. It is one of the first rule in a relationship.

    He was obviously no gentleman and considered money to be important than his own reputation. Frankly with is character, would I have made him a business partner. Certainly not

    I adored Diana. Sadly the she was not a good judge of men. starting from Charles !!!!!

  • #85274
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    Yes, ‘but no but’, shakeel, what about the Polo House and the question of why so called high end businesses are going bust in Marbella despite the reported upturn? 🙄 mg made a valid point as to why so many inexperienced celebs etc go into the restaurant business, it often end in failure, but on The Golden Mile??? Hewitt Blew It 😆

  • #85268
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    The rents on the Golden Mile have always been horrendous and needed high prices to make a profit. I would guess that people are no longer prepared to pay those prices.

    One of the discos where a bottle of cheap Champagne cost £100 (the coke that came with it was free) closed a couple of years ago, and if they went skint I wonder how Hewitt hung on for so long with his daft little club.

    Horrible man.

  • #85269
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    Interesting that this restaurant is maybe going the other way by that I mean cheaper, Indian tapas, and there’s also an all you can cheap Chinese nearby, whatever next fish and chips? 😉

    Even with Hewitt’s connections as he thought, he couldn’t last more than 4 years there 🙄

  • #85263
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    Marbella has a long history of shady people living in a sunny place. It has attracted them all over the years. In the late sixties it was a heavenly place. Human beings always f***k up something good. Always avoid the crowd.

  • #85257
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    “why so called high end businesses are going bust in Marbella.”

    Businesses have certain mechanics, working practises, work ethos, business model etc. Irrespective of the nature of business or the target market. If the mix is not right it will not work and one can drag it for a few years or months depending on the cash reserves or injection of outside/or additional capital. i.e. throwing good money after bad. If one is not a business person & not numerically trained to read them than one would have problems and cannot see the disaster looming. I bet his staff is not paid nor are the taxes and social security payment.

    His target market must have been the socialites. They are the ones who live on reputation not the cash in their pockets. A well known member of the Royal family has an outstanding bill with the Ritz in Madrid after staying there for months, around the second world war.

    “despite the reported upturn?”

    Upturn is very subjective & varies according to sector of the economy.

    ” mg made a valid point as to why so many inexperienced celebs etc go into the restaurant business, it often end in failure “

    There is romance running a restaurant, jazz club, art gallery etc. Running a restaurant seems a good idea as one mistakingly feel that one has to employ a chef & some attractive waiters and just counts the money sitting in your back office.

    I have a very good friend who runs a extremely popular Spanish restaurant in London. To maintain standard he goes early in the morning to buy veg etc. and get things ready for lunch time sitting i.e. from 12.00 to 15.00. Two hours later he has to get ready for the evening which could last till 02.00. This is seven days a week. He has to smile & be polite, chat to customers irrespective of state of his health, mood etc. In between all this he has to deal with payments, of staff wages, man management, record/booking keeping issues, change of menu every six months, wine selection. I have known him since he started. He looks twice is age, he cannot maintain relationships, not seen his parents for more than a few hours of quality time.

    Besides Spanish football. He does not know what is happening on the planet apart from what his patron tell him. I do not think James or anybody from that kind of background are willing to sacrifice and put in that number of hours. Hence my use of word romantic.

  • #84610
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    Yeah running a restaurant is probably one of the most daunting tasks you can do if it’s not just something you want to throw your money away on. Prepare to work endless hours and if you are lucky you might get away with a few undeclared euros.

  • #84448
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    Yeah running a restaurant is probably one of the most daunting tasks you can do if it’s not just something you want to throw your money away on. Prepare to work endless hours and if you are lucky you might get away with a few undeclared euros.

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