Most Outrageous Hotel Concierge Requests
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Major Upgrade on Airplane Food
The Concierge: Jérôme Jeannest, InterContinental Los Angeles Century City
The Arrangement: A celebrated American fashion designer didn’t like the look of the in-flight menu—or the cutlery—on the private jet he and his family were about to take to New York. So he called Jeannest, renowned chief concierge at this glamorous Avenue of the Stars hotel, where he had just checked out. Jeannest immediately ordered a selection of Top Chef specials, including the smoked salmon pizza, from Wolfgang Puck’s flagship Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills. He then arranged purchase of a set of stainless-steel Laguiole flatware from a nearby Williams-Sonoma. A chauffeur then delivered the food and silverware to the jet, making it just in time for takeoff. “I later heard he gave the silverware to the crew after landing,” says Jeannest.