Ho­tel check out

Take a fas­ci­nat­ing peek be­hind the scenes at one of the world’s most jaw-drop­ping lux­ury ho­tels, MGM Co­tai

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IT’S end­lessly fas­ci­nat­ing to visit these jaw-drop­ping ho­tels across the globe, where money seems to be no ob­ject. Giles Coren and Mon­ica Galetti roll up their sleeves to work in some of these ex­tra­or­di­nary places, get­ting a be­hind-the-scenes in­sight into what it takes to keep these places run­ning like clock­work.

They are in the self-gov­ern­ing Chi­nese city of Ma­cau, the only le­gal place to gam­ble in China and now the gam­bling cap­i­tal of the world – the Las

Ve­gas of Asia.

“What a crazy mad place,” says Giles, walk­ing past ho­tels that seem to com­pete for height. “You feel quite small, like you do around moun­tains!”

They are stay­ing at the mega MGM

Co­tai, a £3.4 bil­lion ho­tel the size of a New York City block and de­signed to look like a stack of Chi­nese jewellery boxes.

The spec­tac­u­lar pent­house rooms fea­ture a car­bon fi­bre ham­mock bath, up­stairs bed­room, pool ta­ble, bar, techy toi­let that greets you and per­son­alised hand­crafted gifts.

They will be join­ing the 6,000 staff on their shifts, but not be­fore they’ve en­joyed a six-course meal and visit to the ho­tel’s foot­ball pitch-sized ‘town square’ fea­tur­ing its very own Lam­borgh­ini deal­er­ship, casino (of course) and liv­ing art gar­den.

Later on, Giles helps cre­ate the flo­ral dis­plays for Chi­nese New Year and flies through the air at the world’s most tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced the­atre.

And Mon­ica gets spe­cial ac­cess to a se­cret VIP world of huge suites, where even money can’t buy a stay.

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