Piers Morgan returns in his role as a VIP access-all-areas pass as he explores the glitz and glamour, fortunes and flaws of Las Vegas, Marbella and Shanghai.
He meets the people shaping the hedonistic lifestyles tha...展开t define Las Vegas and Marbella as these iconic destinations seek to re-emerge from the impact of the credit crunch. And, in Shanghai, he samples the climate of raw ambition driving the rapidly expanding economic powerhouse to the brink of global dominance.
In Vegas Piers meets Hollywood legend Sly Stallone and multi-million dollar heiress Paris Hilton, takes in spectacular sights, the kind normally reserved for high rollers, including hotel suites with basketball courts and bowling alleys, and meets the major players seeking to shape the desert resort’s future away from gambling and against the real threat of water shortages.
In Marbella, Piers takes a look at the contrasting worlds that co-exist, at times uneasily, in the Spanish port: the staggering opulence of the ‘golden mile’ and Europe’s most expensive housing estate and the breath-taking decadence of exclusive restaurants selling bottles of bubbly for 30,000 Euros; the less exclusive sea-front bars and the beered-up Brits they attract; and the robberies and explosions of trigger happy violence that remind residents and visitors that the resort is home to some of Europe’s most powerful and ruthless criminals.
In Shanghai, Piers enters a mega-city forging a future as a global economic superpower. Its potency is symbolised by the world’s busiest ports and its ambition by the world’s tallest skyscrapers and highest hotel, where a suite costs £8,000 per night. But the pace of progress does not promise improved fortunes for all, as Piers discovers when he meets a family searching for a new home after theirs became one of many buildings demolished without consultation to make room for expansion.