5 Minutes with The Upper House's Ben Banh

He’s the affable Director of Sales and Marketing at the highly personalised boutique luxury hotel The Upper House in Hong Kong. Benjamin Banh dishes on hotel must-haves, his mother-in-law and what celebs guests are really like.


Say hello to The Upper House’s friendly Director of Sales and Marketing!


What are you thinking of right now?

How do you know if you are really an alcoholic?

Being the Director of Sales for The Upper House means…

To serve with gratitude.

If you weren’t in hotels, you’d be…

Do you mean like a job? I don’t really know what else I could do!


Rest and relax in comfort and a spectacular view of Hong Kong


No need to name names but what are the celebs who stay really like?

On the contrary quite different from all mags would like you to believe….they are quite pleasant when things go their way.

Fave HK spots:

My happy place…..no, get your head out of the gutter, not there!

Your wife wants to go on holiday. Where do you take her?

To dream land of course.

Your mother-in-law wants to go on holiday. Where do you take her?

Have a business trip, sorry!

You work…

All the time! Now I am thinking: if a guest left a baby behind at the hotel, what should I do?

What’s more important? Style or service?

Probably the latter….who came up with the term service with style anyway?


Classy and chic


Hotel must-have:

24-hours room service please!

The secret to your youth:

Where’s my bottle of Beluga?

What do you love about Hong Kong?

A lot of smart people.

What do you dislike about Hong Kong?

A lot of smart people.

What’s your motto?

Don’t worry about tomorrow…


Dine up a storm at Cafe Gray Deluxe


3 words to describe The Upper House:

Calm, Comfortable…that’s two only…but you get the idea.

Favourite drink:

That depends who I’m drinking with!

Don’t leave Hong Kong without…

A sense of humour.

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