London’s Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is one of the world’s most exclusive hotels. In the heart of Knightsbridge, it has one of London’s most sought-after addresses, delivering ‘town’ on one side, facing Harvey Nichols, and ‘country’ on the other as the only hotel backing directly onto Hyde Park.
It has been a favourite with royals from all over the world, celebrities and the super-rich for more than 100 years.
This new three part series, premiering on Thursday 2 March at 9.00pm on Channel 4, joins the hotel in the middle of its busy summer season. From the doormen to the laundry workers and the night-time staff, chambermaids, waiters, waitresses, porters and the all-important concierges (with their little black book of contacts), the hotel’s international team of staff deliver a quintessentially British service to the international clientele.
In this first episode, the staff cater for a royal visitor from overseas and her entourage, while coping with the challenges of facing directly onto one of the capital’s busiest thoroughfares.
Executive Producer: Emma Morgan
Series Producer: Gayl Paterson
Producer and Director: Sam Roubicek
Production Company: Oxford Scientific Films
A Very British Hotel Episode 1 (of 3) airs on Thursday 2 March 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on Channel 4.