For Efrem Harkham, hospitality isn’t just a job—it’s a way of life. And that attitude is evident when you walk into any of Harkham’s one-hundred-plus luxury hotels. In a true, rags-to-riches American success story, Harkham built a renowned international hotel brand that is synonymous with comfort and refinement.
Part memoir, part business-success book, Living the Luxe Life is the story of Harkham’s success, detailing the secrets behind his accomplishments. Taking a philosophical approach to business, Harkham describes his commitment towards maintaining excellence in all aspects of his life, succeeding in a constantly evolving marketplace, and mentoring employees. He firmly believes that this method is the best way to provide his customers with a superior product. Additional chapters expand on Harkham’s business model, touching on his belief in the importance of philanthropy, education, and patience in building a strong and successful business.
Profound and insightful, Living the Luxe Life is a must have for any reader who aspires to one day succeed in the business world.
Mark Bego is a New York Times best-selling author of sixty-two books on rock ‘n’ roll, country music, and show business. Heralded in Publisher's Weekly as "The Prince of Pop Music Bios,” his biographies have covered Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Billy Joel, with 11 million copies of his books in print. Bego lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Efrem Harkham is the owner of The Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard and The Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, California. He also owns and operates L.E. Hotels, which has over 100 affiliated hotels around the world. He is one of the producers of the film Gorky Park. This is his first book. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
“Truly enjoyed this inspiring ‘rags to riches’ story from the owner of The Luxe Hotels empire. An amazing success story based on simple truths. How basic and how smart is the idea that ‘showing up’ is key to succeeding: ‘show up’ and demonstrate a strong interest in a job, or an opportunity, hey, then you are halfway home. Apply devotion and unflagging integrity in everything you get involved in. The story is told in a conversational fashion by million-selling rock writer Mark Bego.” —Lori Zelenko, New York Lifestyles Magazine
“New York Times best-selling rock & roll author Mark Bego switches tracks for Living the Luxe Life, written with Beverly Hills hotel mogul Efrem Harkham of the Luxe Hotels chain. It is filled with common sense business solutions for individuals and empire builders alike! In today’s economic climate, who doesn’t need advice like that?”—G. H. Harding, The Mac Wire
“In Living the Luxe Life, Efrem Harkham and Mark Bego have collaborated on an autobiography that is a celebration of the American Dream. It is full of inspiration, affirmation, and love.” —Jason Grant, Webster Light Grant Communications