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Look who's coming to stay! Hotelier Alex Polizzi is on a quest to turn Britain's hotels of horror into relaxing retreats.
This week, Alex meets fellow Italian and first-time hotelier Carmine, who runs the The Lamp Post Villa B&B in the centre of the historic spa city of Bath. With Bath a tourist mecca for the well-healed, Italian-born Carmine took on the lease of the eight-room B&B just three months ago, with the dream of creating a secure financial future for himself and his young son. But as Lamp Post Villa is currently rated the worst B&B in Bath on Tripadvisor, Alex discovers this single father may have bitten off more than he can chew. After Lamp Post Villa's years of neglect, Carmine has taken on a business and a building in need of some serious TLC, with the kitchen and breakfast area so grim he's unable to supply breakfast. With poor reviews affecting his occupancy, he's now struggling to make any profit to pay for the repairs. He's surviving on his savings and is completely overwhelmed balancing his life as a father and as a hotelier. To make matters worse, he has just three years to raise the money to buy the lease outright. If he can't, all his hard work will be for nothing. Can Alex help turn the tide? Can the Hotel Inspector work her magic and help repair the damage to the business and the building before it's too late to secure Carmine and his family's future?
This week, Hotel Inspector Alex Polizzi visits the Falcon Hotel in Cambridgeshire. Run by lifelong hotelier Colin and his daughter Jean, the duo took on the lease of this 16th-century coaching inn 11 years ago. But after centuries of guests coming and going, this old bird has seen better days. Despite rock bottom room rates of little over £40 per night, Colin and Jean are still struggling to pull in enough punters. Without enough cash coming in, the business is heading towards a make-or-break moment. The Hotel Inspector's first impressions aren't good. With both the building and the business in dire need of repair, Alex questions if things have just gone too far, and whether her visit is too little, too late! Eagle-eyed Alex looks deeper into the problem and discovers poor figures and tired interiors. But there's a glimmer of hope with a decent food offering. Can Colin and Jean tempt the locals back in with good, honest pub grub? Alex helps them transform the menu and sends Colin pavement pounding to promote the food. In time, the food income could fund a dramatic transformation, but for now Alex shows the duo how to furnish the rooms with basic amenities on a budget. Can the Falcon Hotel's fortunes take a turn for the better or will Colin and Jean have to consider flying the nest?
Alex Polizzi returns to Michelangelo's near Newcastle, a 10-bedroom hotel, bar and Italian restaurant set in four acres. Back in 2019, just before the world changed due to Covid-19, Italian brothers Paolo and Giacomo called the Hotel Inspector. The pair had invested 20 years of hard work into the business, battled through Paulo's cancer diagnosis and the death of their mother, and still owed almost half a million pounds. Did Alex help to turn their fortunes around?
In this final episode of the series, the Hotel Inspector returns to Rosehill House, a 30-bedroom hotel in Burnley. When Alex first arrived two and a half years ago, she met a dad with a deadline and a daughter in despair. With the hotel badly underperforming, John was threatening to sell it and turn it into flats, but daughter Emma was unable to let it go. By the time Alex arrived, it was in the last chance saloon. Despite perfectly pleasant rooms, the hotel lacked identity and focus. With the building brimming with heritage, Alex helped the hoteliers see the potential of Rosehill House as a wedding venue — a change they enthusiastically embraced. The Hotel Inspector left heartened by John and Emma's drive. But the arrival of Covid-19 hit the wedding industry hard. Alex wants to find out if Emma and John have kept things afloat or whether the very tough climate has meant the flats project has resurfaced. And, of course, Alex wouldn't be the Hotel Inspector if she didn't have another surprise up her sleeve that could help to keep their business on the right track.
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