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The Hotel and Cafe Victory in Leicester Square—for many years known as the Hotel and Cafe de 1; Europe— has now come tinder the direction of Trust Houses (Limited), and under the •new conditions of management was, opened recently to the public. An inaugural dinner was held at the hotel. Lord Lyttph presided. During the evening" Lord Lytton said that the trust principle, as its name implied, consisted in this, that all the establishments under their control were managed generally as a trust' for the public, and not primarily for the purpose of private profit. It was their ambition to show that this principle could be applied with advantage to all classes of licensed property, and for the benefit of all sections of the public. They had now under their management some 40 buildings classified as hotels and more than ,60 public-houses, which cat-, tcred chiefly for the working classes. They were embarking that night on a new venture, and their reasons for takig over this hotel were two-fold. In the first place they wanted to show that they could successfully run a place of this kind, and in the second they wanted to complete their experience. They confidently believed that their principles yere equally applicable to a place of this description as they were to other houses which had come under their management. »

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HOTEL REFORM., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9603, 7 May 1919

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HOTEL REFORM. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9603, 7 May 1919

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