Here’s your chance to be a mystery hotel inspector

Here’s your chance to be a mystery hotel inspector

Covert operations

Text: Denise Kok

It’s hard work, but somebody has to do it

Leisurely afternoon teas, a languid two-hour session at the spa, and calling for room service at midnight — these are but a few things on the to-do list of a hotel inspector. It's hard work, but somebody has to do it — and that person could very well be you.

Summer dinner menu at Hoshinoya Kyoto

To mark its 25th anniversary, Small Luxury Hotels of the World is giving 25 members of the public a chance to experience the life of a hotel inspector via its mystery inspector programme. The covert assignment will see inspectors checking into one of 520 luxury properties under the group to assess if the member hotel comes up to scratch. While it is one thing to lounge on sun beds or dine at Michelin-starred restaurants in the name of work, the task is no mere walk in the park. You'll be expected to scrutinise and test every tiny detail of the hotel in question and provide constructive feedback. 

A member hotel of SLH: The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa

Speaking about the programme, Tim Davis, Global Director of Marketing at Small Luxury Hotels of the World said: "The fact that our inspection programme is undertaken by SLH guests themselves is a real factor that differentiates us from other luxury hotel brands. These are real SLH customers talking about the things that really matter to them when on holiday or business and staying in a luxury property, not someone who inspects hotels for a living and is immune to what gives a hotel that exceptional 'SLH feel'."

Think you've got what it takes to be a mystery inspector? You have till 31 August 2015 to apply for the role. Click here for more details.