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Hotel Hell Meson De Mesilla

In this Hotel Hell episode, Gordon Ramsay visits Meson De Mesilla, a 14 bedroom hotel in Las Cruces, New Mexico where owner Cali Szczawinski loves to sing and believes she is as good as Cher.

The restaurant only serves one type of food and the Chefs are clueless on how to cook the menu and Cali has husband and wife team Zan and Mitzi to help her.

Gordon arrives and is asked to sign a waver promising to cause not damage to the Venetian plaster and is disappointed in the beige colour that most of the restaurant features.

Gordon rips the waiver in half and tells Cali that he didn't sign it. Gordon is given a tour of the hotel and is shocked that there are 3 different stages for Cali to perform on.

Cali thinks her food is great but Gordon is not impressed with the tuscan food on offer, saying that it is disgusting, especially the frozen lamb, which is tough and fatty.

Cal starts singing and both Gordon and the guests are surprised by her suddenly bursting into song without warning. They all look around the room unsure how they should react.

Gordon sits down with the staff and an argument breaks out that results in Zan being fired by Cali and Mitzi leaving too.

Gordon decides to take a dip in the pool but sees a poop in the pool and decides against it.

The next morning, Gordon drives into town to find David at his other job, a food truck and as there was no breakfast at the hotel, he decides to try something to eat.

Gordon tries the food and loves it. In order to help Cali understand the problems, he asks some guests to tell her what they think.

The guests don't like having to sign the cleaning waiver, they think the pool is dirty and most of all they hate the singing.

One guest even offers her money to stop singing!

Cali says she doesn't care what the guests think and Gordon introduces her to a writer from a travel magazine who tells her that no one wants to return to the hotel

Gordon reminds her of the importance of giving the guests what they want and not making the hotel all about her.

Overnight, the place is given a transformation with changes to the rooms, pool, front desk and the restaurant, featuring a new breakfast buffet headed by David.

Cali is unsure of the new changes, especially the linen tablecloths and is concerned that the new changes mean more work.

Gordon tells her to accept the changes or he'll put all the old rubbish back in.

Gordon arranges a pool party to show all the guests the new changes and to hopefully encourage them to return and puts her microphone into a block of ice to ensure that she can't ever sing ever again!

What Happened Next at Meson De Mesilla?

Cali kept most of the changes Gordon made but made some minor changes.

They reported that business had increased since Gordon visited the hotel.

Meson De Mesilla was put up for sale in August 2014 for $2.85 million.

Cali brought in a 50/50 silent partner for the restaurant part of the business and Trip Advisor and Yelp reviews were average.

The hotel was sold in March 2017 and is under new ownership. Meson De Mesilla has been renamed to Hacienda De Mesilla

Trip Advisor reviews of Hacienda De Mesilla are good.

Planning a visit to the hotel? Check out their website for further information.

Meson De Mesilla aired on July 21 2014, the episode was filmed in June 2013 and is Hotel Hell season 2 episode 1.

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This post was last updated in December 2019.

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  1. She was an attention grabbing nutter. Good she got out of business.

  2. I would have told her where to stick her plastic grapes.

  3. What happened to David, the Breakfast Chef? I'm quite interested to see if he's still there.

  4. Loved his passion. David had more passion and success


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