Friday, 15 January 2016

Hotel Hell - Cambridge Hotel - CLOSED

Hotel Hell Cambridge Hotel

Episode Recap 


Gordon Ramsay visits the 150 year old Cambridge Hotel in CambridgeNew York, run by ex serviceman and lawyer John Imhof, who purchased the hotel with help from his family. They are $750,000 in debt and Tina is refusing to put any more of the family's money into the hotel. Gordon arrives and is met by a bizarre RIP Sign, which relates to the ghost of Alice who haunts the hotel. Gordon is shown to Alice's "home" on the third floor staircase and to his room where is met by  floral decor, rough towels and sheets full of holes. Gordon meets the owners who admit they are planning to sell their home and move into the hotel to generate more money for keeping the hotel open. Gordon sits down  to sample the food and is disappointed in the apple pie, their unique selling point. Tina admits that John is a great lawyer but is not a good hotel owner. 

The next morning, the owners are brought to Gordon's room where the guests are gathered. They tell the owners their complaints ranging from stray hairs, broken beds and broken door locks. Gordon then points out the most serious problem he has discovered, the main entrance is left unlocked and  every room key and card details are there for anyone to take. Gordon reveals his plan on turning the hotel around. He asks Brittany to plan a ladies night with Rich preparing fresh food. Gordon discovers that Cook Scooter is going to culinary school and he hopes to become a pastry chef. John tries to step back into being in charge but Tina and Britanny kick him out and Gordon ends up locking John in a room on the third floor. The night is a success and John finally sees that he can trust his staff. 

Over night, Gordon's team works to modernise the hotel with a new dining room with wooden flooring and white drapes to tone down the floral wallpaper. There is also $75,000 worth of new linen and towels to replace the old ones. Gordon takes them downstairs to the newly named A La Mode Room and introduces a new recipe to serve to their guests. Scooter is in tears at the thought of serving home made pies to the guests. As the guests begin to arrive Gordon make his last big change, to take down the ghastly RIP sign. Before Gordon leaves he meets with Scooter and tells him that he wants to finance him through culinary school and help him towards opening a bakery in return for a fresh loaf of bread.



What Happened Next? 


Gordon's help was a little too late and the Hotel closed in June 2012 after being placed in foreclosure in the spring. Scooter graduated from catering college and John is now working as at Guantanamo Bay Prison as officer in charge of the Office of Military Commissions. The building has since become an assisted living residence. 



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7 comments:

  1. Scooter bless him. So touching of Gordon helping him out. Hope he's doing ok now.

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  2. If everything had to be done in order to help Scooter, it was worth it. I love to see passionate people being helped to achieve their dreams.

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    1. I disagree, nothing is worth poor Tina and the girls having their lives ruined because of that awful man. Since the building was foreclosed, it's probably safe to assume that B Tina lost her house, and their children will never see a penny back from what John took from them.

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  3. I truly hope John's wife and kids disowned him. Throughout the entire broadcast, it looked obvious that he simply doesn't respect the ideas or capabilities of women as a whole. His wife and daughter, his general manager, even his female guests...he would interrupt them, ignore their opinions, and dreaded the idea of a women-only event. And at the end of it all, he blatantly states that he didn't learn anything.

    And now he works at GitMo. The man is simply an objectively bad person, there's no two ways about it. I sincerely hope Tina left him, because she deserves so much more than the terrible life John has anchored her to.

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  4. Ima take a moment and just wanted to say that Brittany is a stunning and a beautiful lady.

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    1. Hell yes you are right. I just wanted to take a moment and say you couldn't be more right about it.

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  5. Another thing that is a shame is that Gordon's pie recipe was wasted in the end....

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