Well, times have changed. Diary hears that the hotel chiefs have been calling top PAs in London, asking them to make their bosses aware of the hotel's delights and its ideal location for conferences - and at less than wallet-busting prices.
But it looks like the hotel has its work cut out. One agency boss, whose PA got nobbled, says: "If I'm going to be holding a network conference at a time like this, it isn't going to be at the Hotel du Cap." but more like the Holiday Inn, Milton Keynes, Diary suspects.