Other characters in the hotel include Tony (Dexter Fletcher) the colourful and discreet concierge.
A good concierge is like a magician - he can organise the best seats to the hottest show in town at the last minute and will take care of any personal crises that happen along the way - ultimately ensuring your visit to Hotel Babylon is as shiny as your credit card!
Gino (Martin Marquez) is the flamboyant Head Barman. The bar is his baby and he will stay open all night if it means selling his beloved brandy, not to mention his precious stash of Cuban cigars.
Receptionist Ben (Michael Obiora), always on the lookout for the latest boy band checking in, and Jackie (Natalie Mendoza), the straight-talking, stunning Head of Housekeeping who has to deal with the mornings after the night before, make up the rest of the front of house team.
For Gareth Neame, Executive Producer, it is his first production at Carnival films since leaving the BBC (where he was Head of Drama Commissioning) and becoming the company's Managing Director.
He says: "Imogen really tapped into something timely and exciting in her book, exposing the goings-on in front of and behind the scenes in a London five-star hotel; and this series, with sharp writing and an impressive young cast, will have a similar impact on BBC ONE and lift the curtain on a very new workplace for the audience."
Jane Tranter, Controller, Drama Commissioning, BBC, says: "The characters in Hotel Babylon are sexy and engaging, and the concept really original. My ambition is that it strikes another fresh, contemporary note for the BBC ONE audience."
The series is written by Tony Basgallop (EastEnders, To The Ends of the Earth), Howard Overman (Hustle), Harry Wootliff (Us 4) and Toby Whithouse (No Angels).
It is produced by Christopher Aird (Spooks, Inspector Lynley) and directed by Alrick Riley (Hustle, Spooks), Iain B. MacDonald (Bodies, Teachers) and Keith Boak (Doctor Who).
Carnival Films is one of the UK's leading independent drama producers with a track record of experience in drama for over 25 years - from popular drama series such as As If, Bugs, Poirot and Jeeves and Wooster; to highly-acclaimed events such as the multi-award winning Traffik, Porterhouse Blue and The Grid; to stage and feature films such as Shadowlands.
Carnival was recently acquired by Southern Star, the Australian production and distribution group, and Gareth Neame appointed as the company's Managing Director.
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