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The Concierge

Cape Town, Lanzarote and Paris

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14 June 2023

Episode 12

31 minutes


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This week we speak to Eduardo Riestra, co-founder of boutique hotel Palacio Ico, who gives us the lowdown on Lanzarote, while Monocle’s Christopher Cermak boards a sleeper train from Chicago to Washington. Also in the programme: Craig Reid, CEO of Auberge Resorts Collection, joins us in the studio, Laura Kramer takes us on a trip to Paris and our correspondents from around the world answer listeners’ questions.

14 June 2023

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Behind the concierge desk

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We speak to Eduardo Riestra, co-founder of boutique hotel Palacio Ico in Lanzarote, who gives us his tips about the quiet side of the island.

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Chapter 2

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Ding, ding!

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Our correspondents around the world answer listeners’ questions. 

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

A letter from…

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Monocle’s Christopher Cermak boards his first US sleeper train from Chicago to Washington.

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

The travel interrogator 

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Craig Reid, CEO of Auberge Resorts Collection, joins us in the studio to tell us about his company’s expansion into Europe.

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The travel interrogator 

Chapter 5

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Chapter 5

The lowdown

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Laura Kramer takes us on a summer stroll through the City of Love, Paris.

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