The Hotel Inspector Returns (2013)

 

Alex Polizzi with Who'd A Thought It hotel owner Joe Mattett

Alex Polizzi with Who’d A Thought It hotel owner Joe Mattett © Channel 5


Production company:
Twofour

Kent Locations Used: The Who’d a Thought It, Grafty Green

The Hotel Inspector, Alex Polizzi, returns to The Who’d a Thought It in Grafty Green to see the outcome of the changes she suggested a couple of years ago – will her advice have stuck?

As well as offering accommodation, The Who’d a Thought It has a champagne and oyster bar, pub and restaurant and when business was dwindling, the owners bought in The Hotel Inspector in 2011.  

Alex learnt how self-styled showman Joe left his London casino job with the hope of bringing some city style to the Kent countryside. However, with the hotels decor including cowhide bedspreads, four-man hot tubs and erotic artwork, Alex was unimpressed and tried to convince Joe to make the hotel more ‘female friendly’, but when she returned in June 2013 had Joe embraced the changes?

Grafty Green is a rural village in Maidstone, which is home to The Maidstone Studios and has welcomed filming from Later…with Jools Holland (2013), Take Me Out (2010 – 2013) and Got To Dance (2010) 

Don’t miss The Who’d a Thought It episode of The Hotel Inspector which will be shown on Thursday 1st August 2013 at 21:00 on Channel 5.

Links

For more information about filming in Kent email: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk  

For more information about the programme visit:http://www.channel5.com/show/the-hotel-inspector-returns

For more information about the hotel: http://www.whodathoughtit.com/

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The Hotel Inspector (2012)

Alex Polizzi and The Walpole Bay Hotel owners outside the hotel

Alex Polizzi and The Walpole Bay Hotel owners © Channel Five

 

Production Company: Twofour

Kent Locations Used: The Walpole Bay Hotel, Margate, Thanet

The Walpole Bay Hotel in Margate receives another visit from The Hotel Inspector, Alex Polizzi, to see how the business has progressed since her last visit a few years ago.

Appearing on the programme in 2009, The Walpole Bay Hotel and its owners were at crisis point, with the team constantly arguing and the hotel desperately seeking a new lease of life.  Alex Polizzi, part of the Rocco Forte hotel dynasty, had lots of advice on how to make the business more successful, including de-cluttering the hotel and modernising the rooms.

Alex returned to The Walpole Bay Hotel in May this year to see the outcome of the changes she suggested in 2009. Will her advice have stuck? Or has the hotel got worse?

The Walpole Bay Hotel is in Cliftonville, near Margate and was built in 1914. Maintaining its Edwardian features along with its sprung, maple floor ballroom it is a delightful location..

Margate is often seen on screen, having being used for previous productions including True Love (2012), The Apprentice (2009), and Last Orders (2002).

The Walpole Bay catch up episode is the last in the current series and will air on Thursday 30th August 2012 at 21:00 on Channel 5.

Links

For more information about filming in Kent email: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk  

For more information about The Hotel Inspector The Walpole Bay Hotel Series 6: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/2009/02/the-hotel-inspector-2009/

For more information about The Walpole Bay Hotel: http://walpolebayhotel.co.uk/

For more information on this programme visit: http://www.channel5.com/shows/the-hotel-inspector/

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The Hotel Inspector (2009)

Alex Polizzi sitting on a bed in a hotel room

Alex Polizzi © Channel Five

Alex Polizzi is back to sort out Britain’s hotels

Production Company: TwoFour

Kent locations used: Walpole Bay Hotel, Margate

A new series of The Hotel Inspector sees Alex Polizzi visit the Walpole Bay Hotel in Margate to help the owners give the hotel a new lease of life.

Alex Polizzi is a hotelier in her own right as well as the niece of Sir Rocco Forte owner of The Balmoral Hotel and Brown’s Hotel amongst others and using her

The Owners of Walpole Bay Hotel standing in front of the hotel

The Owners of Walpole Bay Hotel © Channel Five

knowledge of the industry, she advises owners of hotels and Bed & Breakfasts on how to spruce up their tired businesses and attract new customers.

Walpole Bay Hotel is located near Margate and was built in 1914. It still retains some of its original Edwardian features despite being extended in 1927 and it’s sprung, maple floor ballroom is still used today. Will Alex be able to help improve the hotel?

Margate is a delightful seaside town with a sandy beach, harbour, arcades, and period housing with lots to offer including galleries, quirky shops and trendy cafes. Margate is a popular film location having previously welcomed productions such as BBC One drama True Love (2012), The Apprentice (2009) and feature film Last Orders (2002).

The Walpole Bay Hotel episode was shown on Monday the 13th July 2009 at 9pm on Five.

Links

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about The Hotel Inspector: http://www.channel5.com/show/the-hotel-inspector

For  more information about Walpole Bay Hotel: http://www.walpolebayhotel.co.uk/

For more information about Margate visit: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/margate/10537?microSiteId=210

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/