Richard E Grant’s Hotel Secrets    8 × 60"   
tx    9pm    Thursday 25 October 2012    Sky Atlantic   

Richard E Grant’s Hotel Secrets is a high end, luxury travel series that tells the fascinating, scandalous and often down right debauched stories of some of the world’s most famous hotels. Across eight episodes this glossy, often irreverent series takes Richard from New York to Paris, London to LA, Vegas to Ireland and the French Riviera, all in the name of digging deep into the history of landmark hotels such as The Savoy in London, The George V in Paris, The Waldorf Astoria New York and LA’s unique Chateau Marmont to name but a few.


Richard’s energy, enthusiasm, depth of knowledge and infectious desire to ask the un-askable has ensured that the series is rich in fascinating facts, laugh out loud revelations and top draw names from Britt Ekland to Donald Trump, hotelier Andre Balazs to Salvador Dali’s muse and top chefs, designers and hotel insiders.


Shot like the inside pages of Conde Nast traveller Hotel Secrets is a stunning blend of archive, interview and experiential moments where Richard digs deep into the psychology of what makes people behave badly in hotels, right through to learning how to lay a table to the exacting standards of the Ritz.

production credits
Presented by
Richard E Grant
Location Producers
Gemma Cooper
Michelle Crowther
Stephanie Fyfe
Bathsheva Lazarus
Line Producer
Rebecca Neale
Assistant Producer
(Ireland & Riviera)
Micaela Blitz
Executive Producer for Sky
Siobhan Mulholland
Executive Producers
Clive Tulloh
Nicky Taylor
Director (Ireland & Riviera)
Mark Bates
Series Produced and Directed by
Mike Reilly

“It's utterly frivolous, but he's enjoying himself so much it seems churlish not to share his glee.”

Gill Crawford

“Richard E Grant’s Hotel Secrets is pretty close to a television equivalent of one of those Hip Hotel coffee-table books - an opportunity for a bit of vicarious glamour. But Grant's presence - mischievous and vulgar in just the right way - makes it work.”

Tom Sutcliffe