I really enjoyed watching the first episode of Hotel Secrets currently being shown on Sky Atlantic which saw Richard E Grant visit some of the world’s most iconic hotels and meet the people associated with them, from the extravagant guests to the likes of Donald Trump!
Richard is a great interviewer and his witty style gave me an insight into what it’s like to be a guest at one of these places. I was able to imagine what a night’s stay would be like in the world’s most expensive hotel suite, the Ty Warner Penthouse Suite in the Four Seasons New York (which costs more than $40,000 a night and includes free WIFI!!) – what I would do to have a few minutes in there just to see that view alone!
A particular highlight of this episode was his visit to the Barkley Pet Hotel and Day Spa in Los Angeles which provides 5 star treatment for dogs, cats and beyond. Not sure I’ve quite got my head around the fact that a market exists for people who’s pet customer experience matters to the extent of their beloved dogs requiring a bedtime story read to them and Michelin Star quality steak delivered to their kennel. More money than sense or extreme dog lovers?! Fascinating viewing either way.
The next episode ‘Living and Dying’ which sees him check into the hotels where the rich and famous have lived, died and fallen in love is being aired at 9pm on Sky Atlantic this Thursday evening.
I can’t help but think Richard E Grant might have had the best job in the world when filming this series!