Memories of


Brendan Shannon

Brendan was known by many at the Hilton Brighton Metropole.  We have created this online book so that we can bring together everyone’s memories. Family, friends and colleagues alike – please do leave a message, and share your photos or videos. Write a line, a paragraph, or even sonnet ❤️

Book Owner: Henrietta Pike
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Janet Ridge

Dearest Brendan, how can I possibly sum up in just a few words how I feel about you, as so many have already said you were totally “Unique” it is testament to the outpouring of love to how special you were.  We laughed together, we cried together, we shared our innermost thoughts and feelings …

Janet R

Barbara Matheson

Dear Brendan   Warm, welcoming, supportive, hilarious, creative, loving, professional,family first all things I thought of you when I heard the sad news. We spent many hours chatting over the years over a cup of tea or something stronger. Your family and friends have lost a truly special man and heaven has gain some …

Henrietta Pike

Rory O’Leary

To a great former a colleague and to my best friend you will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. X …

Henrietta Pike

Emma Westley

Dear Brendan You were the heart and soul of the Brighton Metropole. With such a flamboyant personality. I have such fond memories of working with you. Having a cuppa in switchboard with Joy and the M&S buffet!  Shine bright Brendan xx  You have touched the heart of many and been a massive inspiration   …

Henrietta Pike


Goodbye Mr B  you were funny, witty very sarcastic (at times) a wonderful human being with an amazing singing voice. Very supportive to all the staff & managers always made time to help & advise anyone who needed it. You will be sadly missed by all that knew you. Joy, Roger & Chris are …

Henrietta Pike

John Stevenson Foster

Dearest Brendan.. What words can you use… One of the funniest, most sincere & charming men I have ever met. From the first time we met at the Brighton Metropole, you made me feel so welcome & I felt part of a truly fabulous team, it was always very clear that you were very …


Maxine Silsby

Dearest Brendan, when I think of you, I conjure up this amazing chap with quick wit, a wonderfully dry sence of humour blended with a cheeky knowing smile that used to make me giggle like a teenager!  I never got to thank you for your super strength kindness, that certainly helped me through some  …

Henrietta Pike

Nathan White

Dear Brendan, What a great leader and friend you were at the Brighton Met. You were hospitality personified and adopted a great set of values, in and out of work, that set you apart from the rest of us.  Let’s hope heaven lives up to your high standard and hopefully those chandeliers will be …

Katja Harjanne

Dear Brendan I will always remember you as the warm, friendly yet stern boss, colleague & friend who had the impecable eye for the detail. We had so many good times working at the Met.  You now shine brightly like a star above us and I will always keep my memories of you close …

Henrietta Pike

Stephen Elliott

So sad to here about Brendan’s passing he was a pleasure to work with. After I left the Metropole I bumped in to Brendan all the time. But it didn’t matter if you hadn’t seen him for a while as as soon as you started talking it was as if no time had passed …

Henrietta Pike

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