Inside the Hilton: Park Lane Episode 1, 7 April 2024, Channel 5

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In this episode of Inside the Hilton: Park Lane, viewers will be taken behind the scenes of the iconic London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel as it undergoes a multi-million-pound renovation. The episode, airing on Channel 5, Sunday, 7 April, showcases the hotel’s preparations for the busy season and the challenges posed by construction delays.

The hotel’s general manager, Matthew Mullan, is faced with the daunting task of completing the renovation before the King’s Coronation, a significant event in Britain’s social calendar. However, just weeks before the coronation, Mullan must inform his team that the lobby renovation is behind schedule. This setback creates a cascade of challenges for the sales and executive teams, who must accommodate high-profile guests, including three heads of state.

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The episode also focuses on Executive Chef Anthony Marshall and his team, who are tasked with creating handmade chocolate sculptures for the VIP guests. When one of the presidents arrives early, Chef Marshall must think on his feet to deliver the sculptures on time. The arrival of the presidents, along with their large entourages, further intensifies the pressure on the hotel staff.

The episode will showcase the hotel’s preparations for the coronation, including the creation of a five-course tasting menu themed around King Charles’ favourite dishes. However, an unexpected phone call on the morning of the coronation disrupts the carefully laid plans, leading to a race against time for the hotel staff.

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Inside the Hilton: Park Lane offers a unique perspective on the inner workings of a prestigious hotel, celebrating its 60th anniversary. It captures the dedication and challenges faced by the staff as they strive to maintain a five-star service for celebrities, VIPs, and guests from around the world.

Inside the Hilton: Park Lane airs on Channel 5 at 9:00 pm on Sunday, 7 April 2024.

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