The ever mischievous Richard E. Grant gallops full tilt into the often talked about, but rarely seen sanctum of presidents and princes, oligarchs and rock stars as he explores some of the world's most iconic and luxurious hotels. With no expense spared and no gilt edged stone unturned, Grant delights in slipping between the satin sheets and wallowing in the five star finery, as he gets the full story from captains of industry, entertainment heavyweights and long serving staff alike.Written by
Dorothy Gwendolyn Bartholomew
Fantastic look at the pleasure palaces for the rich & famous!
If you are a mere mortal, like myself, and are fascinated by those hotels that always look too posh to be able to enter into for a nosey around, then you should look up this series for a chance to experience the pure luxury of the best hotels in the world.
Richard E. Grant, although famous himself, has a ability to stay 'grounded' to be able to connect with viewer, which avoids the show being a pure commercial for each hotels unique attributes.
Yes, for sure, the hotels in question pull out all the stops to showcase their property, but Richard, rather than simply show the viewer each hotel, goes into the history, the sometimes ludicrous cost of a room, food, drink etc at the hotel in question. This might seem meaningless, but for all us dreaming at stopping at the hotels being displayed for our pleasure, this adds to the desire to join the rich, if not famous!
I have only 1 regret.....there was not more of these programmes, as Richard's talent for staying connected with the "average" person, makes these shows a joy to watch, as he maintains the balance in trying to be star struck on behalf of the viewer and yet respectful to the hotel, their brand and their history.
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