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Richard E Grant's Hotel Secrets

  • Season 2
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary
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Episode 2: Hong Kong

Summary

In this edition the actor explores the luxury hotels of Hong Kong. Home to more skyscrapers than any other city, he first checks in to the Mandarin in the financial district, before experiencing the Four Seasons, the only hotel with two Michelin three-star resturants, as well as the timeless Peninsula in Kowloon, which even provides a Rolls-Royce airport taxi service. He ends his stay at the Ritz-Carlton, home to the world's highest swimming pool.

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Richard arrives in Hong Kong, where the legacy of British colonialism lingers in the shape of double-decker buses and cocktail hours. "There's nothing so fabulous as a bit of luxe under your arse," he exclaims at the opulent Mandarin Oriental hotel, while sinking into a sofa once allegedly used by Thatcher's cabinet. In the background, the Imperial Attack theme from Star Wars plays – not sure what the programme-makers are trying to say there.

As he romps flirtatiously from stunning vista to multi-Michelin-starred meal, the actor provides some enlightening history lessons about a city that has transformed almost beyond recognition in just a few short decades.

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  • Episode 2

    Hong Kong

    - , Sky Atlantic

    Summary

    In this edition the actor explores the luxury hotels of Hong Kong. Home to more skyscrapers than any other city, he first checks in to the Mandarin in the financial district, before experiencing the Four Seasons, the only hotel with two Michelin three-star resturants, as well as the timeless Peninsula in Kowloon, which even provides a Rolls-Royce airport taxi service. He ends his stay at the Ritz-Carlton, home to the world's highest swimming pool.

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    Richard arrives in Hong Kong, where the legacy of British colonialism lingers in the shape of double-decker buses and cocktail hours. "There's nothing so fabulous as a bit of luxe under your arse," he exclaims at the opulent Mandarin Oriental hotel, while sinking into a sofa once allegedly used by Thatcher's cabinet. In the background, the Imperial Attack theme from Star Wars plays – not sure what the programme-makers are trying to say there.

    As he romps flirtatiously from stunning vista to multi-Michelin-starred meal, the actor provides some enlightening history lessons about a city that has transformed almost beyond recognition in just a few short decades.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour | SUB | WIDE | AD

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterRichard E Grant
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