The four men behind Admiral Taverns, which recently bought an estate of 253 pubs from Avebury Taverns for £70m, have now paid out another £20m for the St James's club, one of London's most exclusive hotels. They are father and son Alan and Gary Landesberg and brothers David and Elliot Rosenberg. The hotel, opened in 1980 and popular with businessmen and celebrities, was sold by former Ladbrokes boss Cyril Stein. The Sunday Times 26/06/05 (Business) page 3.3