Hall porter Michael DeCozar – a man almost as legendary as the hotel he works in – has dealt with some fairly off-the-wall demands in his time. He’s met a guest’s request to ship a suit of armour to Australia. He’s bought and had delivered a decommissioned battleship. Arguably his most bizarre request, however, came when a guest wanted to bathe at Brighton beach as their Christmas wish, but was unable to make it to the coast. Their solution? Rally the staff to fetch fresh seawater from Brighton, and use it to fill the guest’s bath.
'Offering the amenities you expect, and the extras you deserve'. Quite a typical example of a phrase hotels like to put out in their marketing bumph. Sure they talk the talk, but are they really prepared to go all out to answer a customer’s every whim? Are they just - as our selection of ten of the most outrageous requests London hotels have fulfilled shows. Whether you’re intent on sourcing a particular tea from a particular corner shop in Saudi Arabia, or just need some wagyu beef from top London restaurants to feed your dog, the staff of London’s hotels may well oblige, often unblinkingly. Here are just ten of the most outrageous requests London hotels have fulfilled.
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