Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue
About the Show
This autumn award-winning hotelier Ruth Watson tackles fledgling hotels and B&Bs across the UK with the help of some of the best in the business
Series 1 Summary
Following the success of Country House Rescue, this autumn award-winning hotelier and food writer Ruth Watson returns to tackle fledgling, and often failing hotels and B&Bs across the UK in this new series.
Ruth hopes to open the eyes of six couples who think establishing a hotel or B&B will be a piece of cake. Determined to shape the novices into professionals, she visits each project and sends the proprietors on a Hotel Bootcamp, to some of the UK's top hotels, to learn from the best in the business.
From a run-down 32-bedroom hotel in Blackpool to a couple attempting to create a boutique B&B in Margate, and proprietors with no hospitality experience at all, Ruth certainly has her work cut out.
Episode 1 - Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue
Diana Graham and Steve Fernie plan to transform their Grade II listed family home into a bespoke B&B in Suffolk. Ruth quickly discovers that their biggest challenge is accepting that Diana cannot do everything on her own. When Steve eventually admits that he has no real desire to run a guest house, can Ruth help him change his ways in order to make the project a success?
Episode 2 - Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue
In Nottinghamshire, Ruth helps American ex-pats Kent and Claire, whose ambitious five million pound conversion of a regency mansion into a luxury hotel is six months behind schedule. As the recession starts to bite, the couple's finances are hit badly, and they urgently need to open for business.
Episode 3 - Ruth Watson'S Hotel Rescue
Ruth visits Blackpool, where brothers Rod and Shaun Smallwood have ambitious plans to transform a zero-starred fleapit into a fancy four-star hotel. But can the brothers settle on a plan of action in time for the new summer season?
Episode 4 - Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue
Ruth visits Luton, where Franco and his wife Lefi have taken on a mammoth project transforming two 80s office blocks into a 70 bedroom hotel. But as deadlines are missed, and debts mount, can Ruth help rescue the project?
Episode 5 - Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue
Ruth goes to Margate in Kent, where ambitious property developers Louise and Liam are battling to launch their boutique B&B as the recession starts to bite. With their costs spiralling and debts mounting, the couple urgently need to get their business up and running and generating income.
Episode 6 - Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue
Ruth visits Clacton-on-Sea to meet Essex entrepreneur Michael Chittenden who dreams of restoring the seaside town's famous Victorian hotel, once the jewel in Clacton's crown, to its former glory.
Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue synopsis
This autumn award-winning hotelier Ruth Watson tackles fledgling hotels and B&Bs across the UK with the help of some of the best in the businessEpisode Guide >