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HOTELIER BILLY GETS KNIGHTED; yourmoney.

Byline: GRAHAM HISCOTT

NORTHERN Ireland hotelier Sir Billy Hastings was knighted by the Princess Royal yesterday at Buckingham Palace for his services to charity and the tourism industry.

He started his Hastings Hotels Group in 1967 with the purchase of a small hotel in Ballymena and went on to create a company which is the largest chain operating in Ulster.

Asked about the secret of his success over the decades he replied: "The difference is being handson.

It means you can quickly react, roll with the punches and see things very quickly."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Dec 5, 2009
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