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No room at the inn for Neil

A survey of British hoteliers voted the singer, Madonna, and the editor of the Sunday Times, Andrew Neil, as the guests they would least like to stay in their hotels.

The 300 hoteliers questioned in the Signpost Hotel Guide also said romantic liaisons were on the increase. They said lovers today were 'blatant' about their affairs with fewer registering under pseudonyms. For secretive romantics, the name Smith is used in three out of four occasions though the name Major has become more common with 6 per cent of illicit partners using it.