Hotel Inspector calls for Cornish boutiques to take part in Series 14


Channel 5’s The Hotel Inspector is back for its 14th series and is now calling for hotel owners in Cornwall to get involved and take part.

Producers of the show, Twofour Broadcast are on the hunt for businesses in the South West who want a helping hand from the inspector herself Alex Polzzi.

The show traditionally sees Polizzi scrutinise every aspect of a hotel business, from staffing and menus to décor and branding, in a bid to breathe new life into B&Bs, hotels and guest houses up and down the country.

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Series 13 was recently shown on Channel 5 this summer.

Speaking to Cornwall Live, former participant Trevor, the owner of Altantic House Hotel, Bude said: “It was a fantastic experience. It was an opportunity to have the advice of a respected hotelier and that’s advice you would have to pay a lot of money for. I went in knowing I would take Alex’s advice. What is the point in doing it otherwise? The night of the broadcast our website crashed.”

Justin Salisbury founder and owner of the trailblazing boutique brand the Artist Residence also appeared on the show, when he was first put in charge of running his mother’s hotel business, the clapped-out tired guesthouse in Brighton’s Regency Square which later became the hugely successful Artist Residence Brighton.

Speaking to Boutique Hotelier in October 2016, Salisbury said: “I just thought I’m going to look like a complete idiot on TV but it will be invaluable and nobody has ever taught us anything. Off camera Alex was really helpful and she helped set up a lot of systems that we still use today.

“I was like 21 and you think about what you’re like at that age and I probably used a lot of excuses; she just made me realise that I had a really good opportunity in front of me and that I just needed to grow up a little bit.”

To apply, or just to find out more, please email Charlie or Marija at or call them on 01752 727 400. Or visit the show’s Facebook page @HotelInspectorSeries14.

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