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
Hotelier Ruth Watson offers her expertise to people new to the business. In this episode, Diana and Steve in Suffolk want to turn their Grade II listed home into a B&B.
Episode 2 - Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue
Ruth helps American ex-pats Kent and Claire, whose ambitious five million pound hotel and spa project in Newark, Nottinghamshire has fallen six months behind schedule.
Episode 3 - Ruth Watson'S Hotel Rescue
Ruth visits Blackpool, where brothers Rod and Shaun Smallwood have taken over the zero-starred Kenbarry Hotel. Their ambitious plan is to reinvent it as a spa hotel.
Episode 4 - Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue
Ruth visits Luton, where Franco and his wife Lefi are taking on a mammoth project turning two 80s office blocks into a hotel. But as 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 a boutique B&B just as the recession starts to bite.
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.