When the chips are down for Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and company after the rebel base is destroyed at the beginning of The Empire Strikes Back, he looks to his old buddy Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) for help. Lando, a former smuggler and scoundrel himself, welcomes his old friend to Cloud City, a gas mining operation he oversees on the planet of Bespin. Throughout their stay, Lando proves himself an attentive and gracious host, and even though he was strong-armed by the Empire into betraying everyone, it’s nice to think that he would’ve been just as welcoming regardless. It’s also worth remembering that he did work to redeem himself.
Given that the holidays are right around the corner (both Christmas and the opening of The Force Awakens, which is still something worth celebrating even sans Lando), here are some tips from Cloud City’s Baron Administrator on how to be the perfect host — some Imperial occupation notwithstanding.