On-call Michelin-starred cooks, pop-up ice-skating rinks and elephants wandering previous your infinity pool.
New sequence The World’s Most Luxurious Holidays on More4 goes by the keyhole of eye-wateringly costly rooms – some of which have by no means been seen by the public earlier than – at some of the most exclusive motels on the planet.
And it takes us behind the scenes to disclose how workers hold the richest and most discerning visitors in the world completely happy.
New sequence The World’s Most Luxurious Holidays on More4 goes to New York and thru the keyhole of The Mark hotel’s $75,000- (£56,000) a-night penthouse suite (pictured above)
The show kicks off in New York at celebrity-favourite The Mark, a 106-room hotel that boasts a $75,000- (£56,000) a-night penthouse suite.
The cameras glide by the 10,000-square-ft (929 sq m) condominium, which options 5 bedrooms, six bogs, and a 2,500-square-ft (232 sq m) non-public rooftop terrace.
The penthouse has hosted visitors who’ve stayed for ‘up to a year and a half’, we study – which might value slightly below £30million. One penthouse visitor was such a canine lover that they turned the second major bed room right into a ‘dog bedroom’.
In the lounge, General Manager Manuel Martinez reveals off the 26ft- (7.9m) excessive ceiling and the grand piano. And right here the cameras zoom in on the big Fendi rug that’s value slightly below £150,000.
The digicam crew then leads us as much as the roof terrace, the place Martinez reveals that they as soon as arrange an ice-skating rink for a household of VIP visitors.
Ahead of the subsequent new arrival in the penthouse – who can’t be named – a devoted group prepares the house till it’s ‘pristine’. It takes seven hours and 6 room attendants to service the suite to ‘perfection’.
One hotel employee is seen shining a lightweight inside a vase to examine for mud. He later plucks particular person specks of mud from the curtains and tidies them away in his go well with pocket.
If a penthouse visitor calls the reception, the cellphone ought to be picked up in not more than three rings, we study.
A devoted group at The Mark prepares the penthouse till it’s ‘pristine’. Pictured above is a group member shining a lightweight inside a vase to examine for mud
Before the cameras, an attendant calls reception from the suite to check this out – and the cellphone is answered sharpish.
The Mark can present two butlers, a sommelier and a chauffeur to visitors of the penthouse. For £5,143 ($7,000), they’ll additionally take pleasure in exclusive use of the hotel’s classic sailboat, which is over 100 years previous and is the just one of its form in the New York harbour.
The cameras show the boat in movement, drifting by the Manhattan skyline. In the previous, visitors have anchored by the Statue of Liberty, dined on lobster lunches and loved Dom Perignon tastings whereas on board. The sailboat’s captain says that the ‘top prosciutto slicer’ in the metropolis as soon as started working on carving a leg of ham on the deck.
For £5,143 ($7,000), penthouse visitors can take pleasure in exclusive use of The Mark’s classic sailboat. In the sequence, the cameras show the boat drifting by the Manhattan skyline (pictured above)
This isn’t the solely gourmand expertise for visitors – Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten oversees ‘The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges’ in the hotel, which is on-hand ‘twenty-four-seven’ to cater to the visitors of the penthouse.
Vongerichten is seen in the kitchen brandishing a wedge of black truffle, which was specifically imported from Australia.
Another scene takes viewers inside a gathering room, the place the hotel’s ‘dedicated team of guest liaison specialists’ convene to debate the upcoming visitors. They order no matter groceries the visitors would love. One visitor requests a ‘hypoallergenic set-up’, so the group arranges to ‘de-feather’ their room. Another group member reveals they’ve bought a pair of designer Christian Louboutin footwear for one visitor to provide his spouse as a present.
Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten oversees ‘The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges’, which is on-hand ‘twenty-four-seven’ to cater to the visitors of the penthouse. Jean-Georges is seen above in the hotel kitchen brandishing a wedge of black truffle, specifically imported from Australia
Next, the cameras take us to Vila Azzurine, an unlimited £180,000-a-week mansion inside five-star resort Vila Vita Parc in Portugal’s Algarve area that, the narrator tells us, ‘is so exclusive the public has never seen inside – except for now’.
Mansion, by the manner, isn’t any exaggeration.
Guests right here have six bedrooms at their disposal and 19,500 sq ft (1,812 sq m) of house to take pleasure in.
Katya Bauval, the Director of Sales and Marketing, reveals that the hotel has to ‘vet every single client who is interested in renting the villa’ earlier than they comply with hire out the house.
Pictured above is the five-star Vila Vita Parc resort in Portugal’s Algarve area, which is residence to the exclusive Vila Azzurine
Guests at Vila Azzurine, pictured, have six bedrooms at their disposal and 19,500 sq ft (1,812 sq m) of house to take pleasure in
Vila Azzurine visitors can land their helicopters in a delegated touchdown house earlier than being whisked to the villa by buggy, we’re advised.
Once there, they’ll uncover Italian tiles costing £1,667 (€2,000) per sq. metre, a Louis Vuitton hammock that faces out to sea and a rooftop terrace with a bar that may accommodate events of 50 to 60 individuals, plus an outside 82ft (25m) swimming pool.
Taking no possibilities, the hotel hires a falconer, Nelson Santos, who deploys his birds of prey to scare away seagulls tempted to flock round the pool.
The eating choices, we study, are one thing particular.
Vila Azzurine visitors can land their helicopters in a delegated touchdown house earlier than being whisked to the villa by buggy
While bizarre members of the public are confronted with a three-month ready checklist to eat at the hotel’s two-Michelin-star restaurant Ocean, Vila Azzurine visitors have the head chef, Hans Neuner, ‘at their beck and call’, we’re advised.
He reveals that some visitors simply need a ‘basic sandwich’ made with the greatest elements, whereas others may request a kilo of caviar wrapped in gold leaf.
One resort employee explains that they as soon as had a visitor who lived in a set at the resort for nearly two years. When he stated that he was craving a specific cheesecake from New York, the hotel workers flew all the solution to the Big Apple to choose it up. He says that it’s ‘the most expensive slice of cake’ they ever bought on the property.
While bizarre members of the public are confronted with a three-month ready checklist to eat at Vila Vita Parc’s two-Michelin-star restaurant Ocean, Vila Azzurine visitors have the head chef, Hans Neuner (pictured), ‘at their beck and call’
Vila Azzurine contains a ‘spectacular’ wine cellar, pictured, which holds an estimated £316,825 (€380,000) value of wine
Something to clean the meals down with? There’s a ‘spectacular’ wine cellar holding an estimated £316,825 (€380,000) value of wine to plunder.
The cameras additionally show us the toys at visitors’ disposal, which embrace limited-edition Porsche Cayenne Dakar 84s value £120,000 every. Only 84 of them had been made.
There’s additionally a non-public yacht out there to take them to ‘private spots’ alongside the coast.
The cameras show us the toys at visitors’ disposal, which embrace limited-edition Porsche Cayenne Dakar 84s (pictured) value £120,000 every
Vila Azzurine has a rooftop terrace (pictured) with a bar that may accommodate events of 50 to 60 individuals, plus an outside 82ft (25m) swimming pool
The cameras then journey to South Africa’s Kruger National Park, the place they unlock the door to Royal Malewane’s £16,000-per-night Africa House, a luxurious villa that sleeps as much as 12 visitors in six en-suite bedrooms.
Owner Liz Biden reveals that they’ve hosted heads of state and celebrities at Africa House in the previous.
Biden guides us round the guesthouse and divulges that she personally chosen each piece of furnishings in the property. ‘Even the ashtrays are bought by me,’ she says.
Pictured is the eating space in Royal Malewane’s £16,000-per-night Africa House villa in South Africa’s Kruger National Park
Royal Malewane proprietor Liz Biden reveals that she personally chosen each piece of furnishings in the property
Pictured above is one of the six en-suite bedrooms in Africa House, which has hosted heads of state and celebrities in the previous
The actual promoting level of Africa House is the infinity pool. ‘Most days’ elephants stroll previous the pool on their solution to the close by waterhole, we’re advised. One former visitor tells the cameras that the elephants began consuming from the pool when he was swimming in it. ‘It was the most amazing thing you could ever experience in your life,’ he says.
Next, the movie crew heads out into the bush with the rangers and trackers, who scout the savanna to arrange safari excursions for the visitors. The narrator reveals that nearly half of the world’s seven ‘master trackers’ are employed by Royal Malewane.
The trackers test for animal prints. One finds buffalo excrement and works out that the herd is heading south. Another tracker finds a ‘drag mark’ from the place a leopard hauled her prey. They comply with the path of the leopard, which they discover feeding in the bush. They observe that this implies she’s going to probably be in the similar place once they carry visitors there on a safari later in the day.
The actual promoting level of Africa House is the infinity pool, pictured above. ‘Most days’ elephants stroll previous the pool on their solution to the close by waterhole, we’re advised
One of the most particular experiences that visitors can avail of is a ‘bush dinner’. Seven Royal Malewane workers transport food and drinks to a ‘luxury tent’ that’s a 20-minute drive away from the hotel.
The group units up the dinner, placing lanterns in the timber and the chef begins cooking a pan-fried fillet of ostrich.
Just earlier than the candlelit dinner begins, a tracker spots a herd of elephants strolling previous the tent. ‘A true bush experience,’ he says.
The World’s Most Luxurious Holidays debuts on Thursday, January 13, at 9pm on More4.