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Gordon Ramsay is Back in 'Hotel Hell' And It Doesn't Look Good (For the Hotels)

July 28, 2014 at 1:29 PM | by | ()

As promised, Gordon Ramsay has returned to your living rooms with a second season of Hotel Hell, where he helps small, independent hotels turn around their pitiful establishments.

The first episode of the new season aired last week (on Fox at 9pm EST) and saw the drastic renovation of the worn down Meson de Mesillia in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where the owner, Cali, was forcing her lounge singer aspirations on the hotel guests and staff.

Thanks to new furniture and decorating from show sponsor, Overstock.com, Ramsay helped make some significant improvements to the property, introducing a fresh breakfast buffet and a modern pool scene. He also gave the owner a no-nonsense smack down about her singing, even putting her microphone on ice, literally, in the freezer.

The owner was grateful for Ramsay's intervention...eventually.

At first she worried that the makeover, despite how good it looked, would be a lot of work to maintain and clean. She's probably right about that but that's what rate hikes are for. Later, she did come around to the whole improved look of her hotel but it doesn't seem like she's given up on her singing dreams.

She recently sang at the hotel for more than an hour (!!!) before the episode premiered last week. More tellingly, the hotel's website mentions that the property is currently for sale for about $2.85 million. Hey, maybe Sir Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic team want to buy it as a crash pad?

Tonight's episode looks like it will be even more shocking, with the hotel general manager arrested for drunk driving during the show's filming. And an inside source at "Hotel Hell" tells us that next week's episode will be even crazier, showing Ramsay and a "dancing mushroom at a lodge in Oregon. It has to be seen to be believed." Our DVRs are tuned.

[Photo: Hotel Hell/Facebook]

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