Production Company:
Avalon Factual

Commissioning Broadcaster:
Channel 5

Series Breakdown:
S1 4 x 60
Special 1 x 60

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In Posh Hotels: Upstairs and Down, BAFTA-nominated actor NIGEL HAVERS and former Coronation Street actress SALLY LINDSAY explore four of Britain and Ireland’s most iconic and super luxurious hotels from two very different perspectives – upstairs and down. One of them checks in as a VIP guest to revel in all the five-star luxury, while the other steps into the shoes of the employees to help deliver the hotels’ world-class standards.

Across the series, SALLY and NIGEL check in to The Berkeley in London (the go-to hotel for fashion conscious A-listers), Ireland’s Ballyfin (which has been voted as the world’s best hotel), The Langham London (where the mega rich are treated to a private butler and personal pianist) and Bovey Castle in Dartmoor National Park (famous for its country pursuits). From laundry and cleaning dining rooms and kitchens to porters and maintenance, the series reveals all the secrets of how to become Britain and Ireland’s poshest hotel.

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