'Hotel Hell' with Gordon Ramsay to Return in July
Gordon Ramsay is once again going into run-down and mismanaged hotels across America and berating owners for their piss-poor management skills. The second season of Hotel Hell is set to air on Fox on July 21 at 9pm.
We covered Ramsay's last adventures episode-by-episode here at HotelChatter back in late 2012 and it was full of drama--some of it real and most of it producer-created. Since Ramsay worked with small, independently-owned and run properties, there were quite a bit of problems to deal with from old, dirty rooms to poor F&B options and dismal service.
But Ramsay essentially copied his M.O. from his other TV show, "Kitchen Nightmares"--which is to go nuclear on nearly everything he finds wrong--and took the owners and managers to task for their mistakes. However, he did occasionally find a struggling worker who really wanted the hotel to succeed and did what he could to lift them up (either financially or spiritually. Well, as much as Ramsay can be spiritual.)
Judging by the casting call the show sent out last year, we're guessing it's going to be more of the same for Season 2. We really wish someone could go into a branded hotel--Starwood, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Marriott--and work through those issues. Or at least, they could go into more boutique hotels like San Diego's The Keating Hotel, which tried for high design and style but failed on service and guest-pleasing amenities.
We're guessing that won't happen but we'll be tuning in anyways.