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Staying up for Alain

With a mastery of the art of self-promotion if not always of the subject he’s addressing, the ubiquitous Alain de Botton crops up yet again – this time as the opening speaker at Sleeper magazine’s European Hotel Design Conference on 7 November. Thoughtful fellow that he is, Alain’s topic is ‘A Hotel for the Mind’, and doubtless delegates will need to be on top philosophical form to keep up. Just go easy on the mini bar....

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