Receptionist Ahlam Ben, who works at hotel Base2Stay in Courtfield Gardens, Earl's Court, said she would give a New Year's Honour to her manager, Sandra, who left the company on Saturday. "She has really been great and taught me so many things," she said. "She has given us so many opportunities and there is such a nice atmosphere at work. Now she's left, we are gutted."
Chief executive of Base2Stay hotel Robert Nadler, 55, added he would reward his whole staff.
"It's because they have risen to the challenge of more difficult economic times," he said. "Instead of looking at it and getting depressed they have said how can we take advantage of the situation. They have been really positive and realised this is a chance for them to shine."
Student Marco Ferrari, 22, who lives in Bramham Gardens, Earl's Court, said that his parents and all his friends would be on his honours list.
"I study in Holborn and graduated last year. All my friends lived with me in halls of residence there and we have been close though hard times and family problems," he said.
Kitchen worker in the Empress State Building in Lillie Road, Fulham, Benjamin Landau, thought of his colleague William, who went into hospital a week ago to have a knee operation. "I think he's going to be off for at least three months," he said. "He's a good laugh and I miss him. I have known him since he started there."
Barman at The Courtfield pub in Earls' Court Road, Miguel Pinter, 20, who lives in Holland Road, said he would award his best friend Sebastian, who lives in his homeland, Spain. "We grew up together and have put a band together. We both play the guitar," he said, adding that he plans to see his friend again in one month.