Friday, 15 January 2016

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Hotel Hell Curtis House Inn

Episode Recap

Gordon Ramsay visits The Curtis House Inn, WoodburyConnecticut, the oldest Inn in the state. Gordon is greeted by owners TJ and brother Chris, they constantly argue and this is affecting the business but also their relationship. The staff don't like the owners and have very little respect for them and the hotel has lost loyal customers. Gordon arrives on Mother's Day to find that he is the only guest booked into the hotel and that as he has arrived early he will have to pay a $40 early check in fee. The check in clerk is also surprised that Gordon is booked in room 16 as there is said to be a ghost in the room. When Gordon arrives in the room all he finds is a footprint on his pillow, dead flies on the windowsill and that the door doesn't lock!

Gordon goes downstairs and meets with TJs mother who moans that she has worked every holiday but doesn't get paid. Gordon is served by Karen, TJs niece, who tells Gordon that her aunt and uncle barely speak and when asked about the crab cakes she says they are hit or miss. He orders the crab cakes, calamari and a burger. Both the crab cakes and calamari are terrible and the burger is raw in the middle. Gordon goes into the kitchen to see chef Chris who is slopping food on the plate and using a dirty cloth to wipe the plates. 

After a rough nights sleep, Gordon heads into the bathroom for a shower. Gordon meets with TJ and Chris and can't believe that they don't talk. The staff join the meeting and tells them that they have had enough of the situation. Bev tells them that she can't work there anymore as the place is destroying her. Gordon asks the two to join him and some of the guests who are to give them feedback, they tell them that the sheets were dirty, windows unwashed and there is broken equipment. Gordon reveals to the guests that all of their personal information is left publicly in a notebook on the front desk. Gordon goes to speak to their mother and a family intervention is organised to try and heal the relationship. They tell TJ that she is working to hard and she needs to work more on talking to her brother, they recall when everyone got along and everyone used to love working there. They commit to making it work and they hug and make up.

Gordon's design team works overnight and transforms the Inn, the reception area has silhouettes of the family on the wall and they now have a computer. Gordon has also fixed the lock on Room 16 and given it a makeover. Next he calls everyone down to the restaurant to have everyone sample the new menu. For relaunch everyone is working well together and Chris is taking pride in his food. Gordon's last task is to call in a paranormal expert to review the Inn to see if it is haunted. The expert concludes the Inn is haunted and Gordon gives them a plaque as they will be registered as haunted.

What Happened Next? 

Bookings are up and people want to visit to see the Inns spiritual visitors. Trip Advisor and Yelp reviews for Curtis House Inn are very good however some regulars appear to dislike the changes in the restaurant. A Trip Advisor review in August of the restaurant appears to suggest they have gone back to the old menu.

Extra Reading

Curtis House Inn Trip Advisor Accommodation Reviews

Curtis House Inn Trip Advisor Restaurant Reviews

Curtis House Inn Yelp Reviews

Gordon Ramsay Rescues Connecticut’s Curtis House Inn on ‘Hotel Hell’ - Curtis House Inn

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