Tell-all book about Four Seasons Hotel pulled

March 20, 2008 11:46:03 AM PDT
A gossipy book by two ex-concierges at Chicago's luxurious Four Seasons Hotel has been pulled by Three Rivers Press because the authors were legally banned from writing about their experiences.

"Despite previous and repeated inquiries made by Three Rivers Press, we recently learned that Abigail Hart and Nancy Callahan did not disclose that they had signed confidentiality agreements with their former employer, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts," publicist Katie Wainwright told The Associated Press on Thursday.

The book, "Great Reservations," had been scheduled for a June release. It featured anecdotes on such celebrities as Madonna (who had a "phobialike aversion" to air conditioning) and Sir Anthony Hopkins (who asked that he simply be called "Tony").

Although advance copies had been sent to the media, the book had not yet been shipped to stores and a print run had not been determined, Wainwright said.

Three Rivers Press is an imprint of Random House, Inc., which is owned by Bertelsmann AG.