Well, that’s exactly what one hotel in the Lake District is doing, starting on Channel 4 this weekend. Well, it’s not quite reality TV, but close, with a new eight part TV series documenting life inside a three star Lake District hotel.
The Damson Dene Hotel was filmed last summer for a TV show titled ‘The Hotel’. The eight part fly-on-the-wall documentary starts on Sunday 17 April at 8pm and will continue for eight weeks. Created by the team behind popular TV shows such as ‘The Family’ and ‘One Born Every Minute’, The Hotel follows the highs and lows of staff and guests at the Damson Dene with highlights ranging from weddings and proposals to the day to day running of the hotel.
The Damson Dene Hotel is a three star hotel located close to the hamlet of Crossthwaite. The property offers a total of 40 bedrooms including 10 with four poster beds and three family suites. Other facilities onsite include a bar, restaurant, gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.
It’s a brave thing to do, that’s for sure. Quite what will be uncovered and how the hotel will be shown could potentially drive bookings, or drive them away. What’s certain is that it will be an interesting insight into life behind the scenes of a typical british hotel. I hope it does the hotel more good than bad!
The Damson Dene’s manager Wayne Bartholomew, is the undoubted star of the show and will be a central character with whom audiences can relate. The hotel owner, Jonathan Denby is also a central character who’s keen interest in Slow Food is evident during the series.
Rooms at the hotel cost from £59 per person per night including breakfast or for an additional £20 per person per night visitors can upgrade to a dinner, bed and breakfast package.
‘The Hotel’ will air weekly on Channel 4 at 8pm from Sunday 17 April. Good luck!!
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