Hotel tycoon washes dishes as he just can’t get the staff

A millionaire hotelier is getting his hands dirty washing dishes because of staff shortages brought on by the pandemic.

Giles Fuchs[1], 56, stepped into the kitchen of the Burgh Island Hotel in Devon after furloughed staff found jobs elsewhere.

Burgh Island is known as the setting for screen adaptions of crime novels by Agatha Christie including And Then There Were None and Evil Under the Sun, the Hercule Poirot murder mystery. Fuchs, a co-owner of the hotel, which was bought for £8.5 million in 2018, said that bookings had been made until November but that many staff who were furloughed during the pandemic had since found jobs elsewhere.

Hotels and pubs across the country have offered joining bonuses of up to £1,000 for


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