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British hotelier releases comedy novel
• Tarifa’s Hurricane Hotel owned by author James Whaley
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A LEADING hotelier has written a book based on his experiences setting up a boutique hotel in Morocco.
Flying Tagines and Magic Lobsters by Tarifa’s Hurricane Hotel boss James Whaley is a comedy based on a fictional hotel in Essaouira.
Part-based on his own experiences setting up a hotel in the town two decades ago, the book promises plenty of ‘sex, magic and poison’.
Writer Whaley – who was heavily involved in a string of key British films including Sebastiane and Jubilee – has now sold Villa Maroc.
He had been pursuaded to buy the hotel – which was then a brothel – after a family member recommended it as an investment.
Whaley later set up the Hurricane Hotel in Tarifa, which quickly became popular with the windsurfing community and is now a key local institution.
He owns various other hotels on the Costa de la Luz, and is often credited as being one of the key figures in turning the largely undeveloped Cadiz coastline into one of Spain’s most fashionable.
The book is available for tablet formats and on Amazon.
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