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More4 TV show goes behind the scenes of ultra-luxury hotels in Italy, Mexico and Morocco

Diet plans from Michelin star chefs, secret underground tunnels and a selection of A-list guests.

The second episode of The World’s Most Luxurious Holidays on More4 goes through the keyhole of more stunningly expensive rooms in some of the world’s most exclusive hotels.

And it takes us behind the scenes to show how the staff keeps the richest and most discerning guests in the world happy.

The second episode of the world's most luxurious holiday on More4 goes through the keyhole of Royal Mansour's Grand Riad, pictured

The second episode of the world’s most luxurious holiday on More4 goes through the keyhole of Royal Mansour’s Grand Riad, pictured

The curtains open in Marrakech, at Royal Mansour’s Grand Riad, which costs £35,000 a night. The 26,000-square-foot property features four bedrooms—each with ensuite bathrooms—two swimming pools, a movie theater, gym, and a central lobby with a roof that opens to the sky at the touch of a button.

A dedicated housekeeping team needs a day to get the Grand Riad ready for guests, we learn. The butler gives the camera crew a tour of the property and reveals not to touch the curtains for fear of damaging them. He confides to the cameras that royalty, presidents and celebrities have stayed at the Grand Riad in the past – but refuses to name any of them.

He then directs the cameras to a secret underground network of corridors, where hotel staff are seen sewing, cooking and doing laundry. One even glides past on a scooter. These hidden tunnels help to ‘create the illusion of invisible service’.

One of two pools in the Grand Riad.  It also features a cinema, gym and a central lobby with a roof that can be opened to the sky at the touch of a button.

One of two pools in the Grand Riad.  It also features a cinema, gym and a central lobby with a roof that can be opened to the sky at the touch of a button.

One of two pools in the Grand Riad. It also features a cinema, gym and a central lobby with a roof that can be opened to the sky at the touch of a button.

The pursuit of perfect service does not end here – the cameras show an ‘etiquette consultant’ lecturing new employees.

When Grand Riad guests decide to leave the property, they can head to Royal Mansour’s boutique for some shopping. The hotel’s general manager tells the cameras that renowned fashion designers have collaborated with the resort to create special collections – he holds up a John Galliano-designed garment costing £14,000.

Guests can also be driven to the bazaar by Bentley, or enjoy a ‘quiet’ night under the stars in a specially set up ‘luxury’ camp.

Pictured above is Villa One at One & Only Palmilla, costing up to £110,000 a week

Pictured above is Villa One at One & Only Palmilla, costing up to £110,000 a week

Pictured above is Villa One at One & Only Palmilla, costing up to £110,000 a week

Then the cameras fly to Mexico, where they invade Villa One at One & Only Palmilla. The villa, which costs up to £110,000 a week, is a haven for A-listers – Jennifer Aniston, Rihanna and Cameron Diaz are rumored to have stayed there in the past, the narrator tells us.

The hotel is committed to ensuring that guests enjoy the utmost in privacy, we’re told – and even works with the Navy to make sure there are no paparazzi photographing guests from shore.

There are four bedrooms, secluded pools and terraces, and a spa for private treatments, and the villa is cleaned 24 hours a day by 12 private staff. This team thoroughly researches guests before their arrival – the butler reveals that he often has special types of water and wine brought in from abroad to suit his guests’ preferences.

At Villa One there are four bedrooms, secluded pools (one of which is pictured) and terraces, and a spa for private treatments

At Villa One there are four bedrooms, secluded pools (one of which is pictured) and terraces, and a spa for private treatments

At Villa One there are four bedrooms, secluded pools (one of which is pictured) and terraces, and a spa for private treatments

He shows the cameras a pitching base he built for a guy who loved to play baseball every day.

How do non-baseball players spend their time? There is a church on site, an indoor and outdoor spa where a couples massage costs £900, and a private Mayan healer who can perform ‘ancient healing’ regimes on the beach. They can also hit the waves with the hotel’s resident pro surfer.

When they’ve worked up an appetite, they can head to one of four restaurants, two of which run by celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

The camera crew travels to Fiuggi in central Italy, home of Palazzo Fiuggi (pictured), a 'luxury state-of-the-art medi-spa'

The camera crew travels to Fiuggi in central Italy, home of Palazzo Fiuggi (pictured), a 'luxury state-of-the-art medi-spa'

The camera crew travels to Fiuggi in central Italy, home of Palazzo Fiuggi (pictured), a ‘luxury state-of-the-art medi-spa’

Pictured is the Royal Suite at Palazzo Fiuggi - one of three VIP suites.  The hotel used to be the home of the King and Queen of Italy

Pictured is the Royal Suite at Palazzo Fiuggi - one of three VIP suites.  The hotel used to be the home of the King and Queen of Italy

Pictured is the Royal Suite at Palazzo Fiuggi – one of three VIP suites. The hotel used to be the home of the King and Queen of Italy

Palazzo Fiuggi's goal is to 'prolong guests' lives' through tailor-made wellness programs

Palazzo Fiuggi's goal is to 'prolong guests' lives' through tailor-made wellness programs

Palazzo Fiuggi’s goal is to ‘prolong guests’ lives’ through tailor-made wellness programs

But Villa One’s guests don’t have to leave their villas – special food delivery trucks deliver any meal they want right to their door. And for those with a sweet tooth, there is a team of 18 pastry chefs who make sweet treats. We see chefs preparing a cactus ‘pinata’, filling a chocolate shell with confectionery and decorating it by hand. It will be left in Villa One for guests to open upon arrival.

Finally, the camera crew travels to Fiuggi in central Italy, home to Palazzo Fiuggi, a ‘luxury state of the art medi-spa’. Staff guide the cameras around the retreat, which used to be the home of the King and Queen of Italy. It has 102 rooms, including three VIP suites – the most expensive of which is £5,000 a night.

Here the aim is to ‘extend guests’ lives’ through tailor-made wellness programs – the most expensive of which is the ‘Life Rewind Package’, which costs £40,000 per person.

Palazzo Fiuggi's 557 m² holistic spa features six pools filled with local water with 'healing properties'

Palazzo Fiuggi's 557 m² holistic spa features six pools filled with local water with 'healing properties'

Palazzo Fiuggi’s 557 m² holistic spa features six pools filled with local water with ‘healing properties’

Presidential suite of Palazzo Fiuggi.  The narrator informs us that the treatments during the retreat include weight loss, detox and anti-aging programs

Presidential suite of Palazzo Fiuggi.  The narrator informs us that the treatments during the retreat include weight loss, detox and anti-aging programs

Presidential suite of Palazzo Fiuggi. The narrator informs us that the treatments during the retreat include weight loss, detox and anti-aging programs

Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck prepares a custom menu for guests at Palazzo Fiuggi

Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck prepares a custom menu for guests at Palazzo Fiuggi

Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck prepares a custom menu for guests at Palazzo Fiuggi

The exclusive programme, we learn, combines state-of-the-art spa treatments, dietary advice from a Michelin-starred chef and a medical assessment. The narrator tells us that treatments include weight loss, detox and anti-aging programs, as well as cryotherapy, which uses extreme cold to reduce pain and inflammation.

After guests undergo treatments in the 557 m² holistic spa – with six pools filled with local water with ‘healing properties’ – they undergo a thorough health check. The professor who does the health check consults with chef Heinz Beck and together they prepare a menu tailored to the guests.

One such meal that we see Beck service is called “optimal weight.” Another guest is seen with cauliflower “in 20 different flavors” – and says it’s the best meal she’s had in years.

The most luxurious holidays in the world continues on Thursday, January 13 at 9 p.m. on More4.

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