Friday, 15 January 2016

Hotel Hell - Calumet Inn - OPEN

Hotel Hell Calumet Inn

Episode Recap


Gordon Ramsay visits Calumet Inn in Pipestone, Minnesota, to help sisters Rina and Vanda, they were bought the hotel by their father but Rina left for 3 months as it had become too much. Vanda doesn't get up before 3 and believes that the staff are just there for the money. Their parents have been forced to come work for them to help keep the hotel open, their mother Rita is working 7 days a week to help them out. Gordon arrives at the hotel and compares it to a prison, upon shouting for someone, Mandy sees Gordon and apologises as it is just her in the hotel today. Gordon is shown to one of the hotel rooms, he finds a mouldy refrigerator and a rail for a wardrobe. They stayed one night before purchasing the hotel and take him to the dirty room she stayed in. Gordon orders the soup of the day and a fish dish. There is drama and Mandy comes in and explains she is no longer GM, Vanda is a socio path and Rina is never at the hotel. Gordon tastes the soup, it smells burnt, is disgusting and the fish is rock hard. Both Rina and Vanda get snappy and threaten not to pay anyone. 

Gordon finds Rina in floods of tears with mother Rita who explains that she runs away when things get tough. Gordon speaks to Mandy but the sisters tell her she's not committed and she explodes about working 60 hours a week with two children, gets up and walks out. Gordon tells them that it has been Mandy keeping the place open,that they need to step up and don't deserve to own the hotel. The next morning Gordon heads downstairs to go to the gym and is told to go down the street in his dressing gown! Gordon gathers some of the guests who tell them that the room is run down and neglected and a guest with allergies says her room is caked in dust.Gordon tells Mandy that she is a good GM and asks if she had control would she come back, she says she will think about it. He tells them to bring in someone to manage it or sell it. Gordon calls the staff together and the sister's reveal they are stepping back and Mandy will be running the hotel.

The next day Gordon reveals the makeover, the guest rooms are now bright and airy. There are new mattresses and bedding in every room and the rooms have real wardrobes in. Gordon reveals the new gym and new restaurant with recipes provided by Rita, the staff try the food and love it. The sisters struggle to keep their nose out and start interfering, Gordon has to step in and tells them to pack and get out. A taxi arrives for them and Gordon gives them each a goldfish to look after to show they can be responsible, Vanda says she is going to go travelling and Rina cries again.


What Happened Next?


Trip Advisor and Yelp reviews are mostly good since Gordon's visit, there are some negative comments but most are positive. It was posted on their Facebook Page that their revenue has nearly doubled.




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10 comments:

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    1. Obnoxious, honey.

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    2. Spoilt and spoiled are both acceptable. Spoilt is more common in British English.

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    3. Yeah spoilt is pretty standard in British English

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  2. My opinions about them turned around after reading the Pipestone star article (linked above in further reading).

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    1. You do realize that it was written by one of the daughters, right?

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  3. Do not tell me these two 2 lazy airheads came back to the hotel? does mandy still run it?

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  4. The look on the dad's face when he realised how cluless his daughters are... Priceless. May it be a lesson to dad's around the world :)

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    1. I'm not sure that this was a turning moment for dad. This is a guy who has been spoonfeeding his useless daughters for a long time, despite their ineptitude. The first indications would have come over a decade ago when they were emerging as useless teenagers, yet daddy continued writing the checks regardless. It's one thing to view your kids as little princesses, it's quite another to cluelessly fly in the face of every scrap of evidence.

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