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The Concierge

Portofino, Le Collectionist and Rio de Janeiro

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17 May 2023

Episode 8

33 minutes


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This week, Domonkos Kékesi, concierge at Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, shines a light on Basel and Rob Bound speaks to Max Aniort, co-founder of Le Collectionist. Also in the programme: Monocle’s Tom Webb takes us on a tour of Portofino, Fernando Augusto Pacheco celebrates the centenary of Rio’s Copacabana Palace, owned by the Belmond group, and we hear the latest aviation news from Murdo Morrison of Flightglobal.

17 May 2023

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Behind the concierge desk

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Robert Bound talks to Domonkos Kékesi, chef concierge and guest-relation manager at Basel’s Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

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

The lowdown

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We shine a light on a must-visit destination. This week, Monocle’s Tom Webb takes us hiking and dining in Portofino.

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

The Travel Interrogator

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This week we speak to Max Aniort, co-founder and CEO of Le Collectionist, Europe’s largest independent luxury holiday rental brand.

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Chapter 5

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Aviation news

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Murdo Morrison of Flightglobal updates us on the biggest stories from the world of aviation.

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Chapter 6

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Chapter 6

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Monocle’s senior correspondent, Fernando Augusto Pacheco, takes us to Rio de Janeiro to celebrate 100 years of the world-famous Copacabana Palace.

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