The Hotel

LIVING CHANNEL – Tuesday 25 December, 3.00pm & 10.00pm

Set in Torquay, The Grosvenor Hotel is a traditional 3-star British holiday hotel – with a difference. At the helm is manager Mark Jenkins, a seaside hotel entrepreneur who lives alone in one of his own guest bedrooms. Mark has a track-record of turning failing seaside hotels around, and The Grosvenor is his latest venture. Come December, Mark is adamant the hotel will be celebrating with a decent party for the biggest holiday of the year, but Christmas can bring out all sorts of emotions, from hope and joy, to loneliness and misery. How will Mark and his team deal with the influx of Christmas guests and cater to all their needs?

LIVING CHANNEL – Tuesdays from 3 July, 8.30pm

Hidden away in the idyllic setting of the Lake District is a seemingly ordinary three star hotel. From reception to the hotel kitchen, from guest bedrooms to the staff quarters, the Damson Dene Hotel is throwing open its doors to reveal what really goes on once you’ve checked in. Each year some 55 million UK residents spend nearly $8 billion on short breaks across the country. This eight-part series scratches the surface of everyday hotel life to give a unique, touching and often hilarious glimpse into the lives of the guests and staff.