Gordon Ramsay Makes Over The Keating Hotel in San Diego for 'Hotel Hell'
December 21, 2011 at 2:41 PM
The other day when we heard that chef Gordon Ramsay stayed at the Hard Rock San Diego while filming episodes for his new reality show, Hotel Hell, we were dying to know which hotels or B&Bs he was tasked with making over. As it turns out, we didn't have to wait too long to find out.
Ramsay was working his magic at The Keating Hotel on F Street. The hotel has only been open for about four years but the slick Italian Pininfarina interiors (the same designers behind Maserati and Ferrari) received so-so reviews from the LA Times as well as one of our own HotelChatter Mavens, Mari, who could hardly sleep thanks to all the nightclub noise next door.
Enter Chef Ramsay.
Word is Ramsay "completely transformed the lobby, designed one of the suites and changed the menu" at the hotel's Merk restaurant, an Italian bistro. Some of the new dishes now include a Cavatelli-Red wine braised veal with parmesan cheese; pan seared local seabass with Carlsbad mussels, tomato broth, clams, spinach, peewee potatoes and lavender panna cotta with hazelnut brittle.
Mmm...sounds good. It looks like the hotel's owner, Edward Kaen is pleased with the results. We hope guests will be too! There's no official air date for "Hotel Hell" but it will start sometime in Spring 2012 on Fox.