Richard E Grant's Hotel Secrets

Power & Money

Series 1 - Episode 1 Power & Money



Looking for evidence that we’re all going to hell in a hand basket? Exhibit one: Richard E Grant literally skipping through a suite at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, a place so exclusive you can’t pay to stay there, but are invited to if the owners know you’ll play big in the casino. Grant positively romps through this survey of the world’s most exclusive hotels, shamelessly flirting with Alex Polizzi at Brown’s in London or joshing with the bellboys at the New York Palace about the Queen of Mean, Leona Helmsley. It’s utterly frivolous, but he’s enjoying himself so much it seems churlish not to share his glee.


The Withnail & I actor travels to some of the world's most luxurious hotels and explores the varied aspects of the hospitality industry. He begins by examining the roles power and money play in the business, checking into Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, California's Barkley Pet Hotel and the $44,000-a-night Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons in New York.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Richard E Grant