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

Diet plans from Michelin starred chefs, secret underground tunnels and a celebrity guest list.

The second episode of the world’s most luxurious vacation on More4 goes through the keyhole of insanely expensive rooms in some of the most exclusive hotels on the planet.

And it takes us behind the scenes to reveal how staff keep the world’s wealthiest and most discerning customers happy.

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

The curtains open in Marrakech at the Grand Riad at the Royal Mansour, which costs £35,000 a night. The 26,000-square-foot (2,415-square-meter) property features four bedrooms — each with en-suite bathrooms — two swimming pools, a cinema, a gym, and a central lobby with a roof that can open to the sky by pressing a button.

It takes a day for a dedicated cleaning team to prepare the Grand Riad for guests, we learn. The butler gives the film crew a guided tour of the property and reveals that he is not allowed to touch the curtains for fear of damaging them. He tells 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 passageways, where hotel staff are seen sewing, cooking, and washing laundry. One of them even rides a scooter. These hidden tunnels help to “create the illusion of an invisible service”.

One of the two swimming pools of the Grand Riad.  It also has a cinema, a gym and a central hall with a roof that can open to the sky at the push of a button.

One of the two swimming pools of the Grand Riad. It also has a cinema, a gym and a central hall with a roof that can open to the sky at the push of a button.

The quest for perfect service doesn’t stop there: the cameras show an “etiquette consultant” lecturing new employees.

When guests of the Grand Riad decide to venture off the property, they can head to the Royal Mansour boutique for shopping. The hotel’s general manager tells the cameras that renowned fashion designers have collaborated with the resort to create special collections – he is showing off a garment designed by John Galliano which costs £14,000.

Customers can also be driven by Bentley to the bazaar, or can enjoy a ‘silent’ night under the stars in a specially appointed ‘luxury’ camp.

Pictured above is Villa One at One&Only Palmilla, which costs up to £110,000 per week

Pictured above is Villa One at One&Only Palmilla, which costs up to £110,000 per week

Next, the cameras fly to Mexico, where they drop into Villa One at One&Only Palmilla. The villa, which costs up to £110,000 a week, is a star heaven – Jennifer Aniston, Rihanna and Cameron Diaz are said to have stayed there in the past, the narrator tells us.

The hotel goes out of its way to ensure guests enjoy the utmost privacy, we’re told — and even works with the Navy to ensure no paparazzi photograph guests from shore.

There are four bedrooms, secluded pools and terraces, and a spa for private treatment, and the villa is serviced around the clock by 12 private staff. This team thoroughly researches guests before they arrive – the butler reveals that he often brings in special types of water and wine from overseas to suit his guests’ preferences.

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

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

He shows the cameras a pitching base he had built for a guest who enjoyed practicing baseball every day.

How do guests who don’t play baseball spend their time? There’s a church on site, an indoor-outdoor spa where a couples massage costs £900, and an in-house Mayan healer who can perform ‘ancient healing’ regimens on the beach. They can also hit the waves with the hotel’s resident professional surfer.

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

The film crew travel to Fiuggi in central Italy, home of Palazzo Fiuggi (pictured), a 'state-of-the-art luxury medical spa'

The film crew travel to Fiuggi in central Italy, home of Palazzo Fiuggi (pictured), a ‘state-of-the-art luxury medical spa’

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

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

The aim of Palazzo Fiuggi is to

Palazzo Fiuggi’s goal is to ‘extend the lives’ of guests through bespoke wellness programs

But Villa One guests don’t need to leave their villa – special food delivery trucks will bring the meal they want to their doorstep. And for those with a sweet tooth, a team of 18 pastry chefs concocts 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 film crew travels to Fiuggi, in central Italy, home to Palazzo Fiuggi, a “luxurious state-of-the-art medi-spa”. Staff guide cameras around the retreat, which was once the residence 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.

The aim here is to ‘life extend’ customers through bespoke wellness programs – the most expensive of which is the ‘Life Rewind Package’, which costs £40,000 per person.

Palazzo Fiuggi's 6,000-square-foot (557-square-meter) holistic spa includes six pools filled with local water at

Palazzo Fiuggi’s 6,000-square-foot (557-square-meter) holistic spa features six pools filled with local water with ‘healing properties’

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

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

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

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

The exclusive program, we learn, combines state-of-the-art spa treatments, dietary advice from a starred chef and medical check-up. The narrator informs 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 have undergone treatments in the 6,000-square-foot (557-square-meter) holistic spa — which includes six pools filled with local water with “healing properties” — they undergo an extensive health checkup. The professor doing the health check then consults with chef Heinz Beck and together they prepare a bespoke menu for the guests.

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

The most luxurious vacations in the world continues Thursday, January 20 at 9 p.m. on More4.

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