History Series / HotelHell

22nd Oct '17 7:09:17 PM nombretomado
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* DreadfulMusician: The owner of the Meson de Mesilla fancied herself as the next Creator/{{Cher}}, and insisted on performing live in every dinner service. To say that the guests (and Gordon) disagreed would be a ''massive'' understatement, and between her poor singing and the cheap, crappy speakers that she played her music through, it produced an effect that bordered on MindScrew.

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* DreadfulMusician: The owner of the Meson de Mesilla fancied herself as the next Creator/{{Cher}}, Music/{{Cher}}, and insisted on performing live in every dinner service. To say that the guests (and Gordon) disagreed would be a ''massive'' understatement, and between her poor singing and the cheap, crappy speakers that she played her music through, it produced an effect that bordered on MindScrew.



* EarWorm: (InUniverse) In the season two premiere, Meson de Mesilla owner Cali insisted on singing {{Cher}}'s "If I Could Turn Back Time" during every dinner service. Gordon admitted at the end that the song will probably be stuck in his head forever.

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* EarWorm: (InUniverse) In the season two premiere, Meson de Mesilla owner Cali insisted on singing {{Cher}}'s Music/{{Cher}}'s "If I Could Turn Back Time" during every dinner service. Gordon admitted at the end that the song will probably be stuck in his head forever.
28th Sep '17 7:16:24 PM Ilshan
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** The Applegate River Lodge played host to numerous cannabis-fueled jam bands of varying quality.

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** The Applegate River Lodge played host to numerous cannabis-fueled jam bands of varying quality.quality [[BerserkButton that kept Gordon up all night.]]
28th Sep '17 7:13:37 PM Ilshan
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** The Applegate River Lodge played host to numerous cannabis-fueled jam bands of varying quality.
25th Sep '17 2:17:43 PM Windrays
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* PapaWolf: Gordon is fiercely protective of the often neglected employees under the delusional owners, and doesn't tolerate said owners blaming ''them'' for the problems, or, even worse, taking them for granted. One such latter incident leads to [[https://youtu.be/9f78VaOVeks?t=8m38s an outstanding]] TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
-->'''Robert:''' "They don't have to work here."
-->'''Gordon:''' "Oh my god. [[SuddenlyShouting How dare you!]] How dare you! How [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] dare you! 'They don't have to work here.' Oh my god! You disrespectful, disgusting man! 'They don't have to work here.' I don't think you realize how fucking lucky you are! It's not all about you, Robert. Robert's bubble. Robert's world. Robert's dream. You're not the lord of the manor, and you're not the Great Gatsby. You're Robert."
-->'''Robert:''' "Excuse me, excuse me..."
-->'''Gordon:''' "Go on then, you pompous fuck."
-->'''Robert:''' "''Excuse me.'' Don't talk to me like that."
-->'''Gordon:''' "Why, what's wrong with it? Get your head out of your ass, and start getting a little fucking real."
22nd Sep '17 9:08:34 PM BlackBaroness
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* [[invoked]][[SimilarlyNamedWorks Similarly Named Hotels]]: Gordon discovers that the Four Seasons Inn has no connection to the luxury hotel chain Four Seasons, and in fact falls far short of that chain's standard of quality. Finding a more unique name was one of Gordon's priorities in that episode.
19th Sep '17 7:48:19 PM BlackBaroness
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* {{invoked}}[[SimilarlyNamedWorks Similarly Named Hotels]]: Gordon discovers that the Four Seasons Inn has no connection to the luxury hotel chain Four Seasons, and in fact falls far short of that chain's standard of quality. Finding a more unique name was one of Gordon's priorities in that episode.

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* {{invoked}}[[SimilarlyNamedWorks [[invoked]][[SimilarlyNamedWorks Similarly Named Hotels]]: Gordon discovers that the Four Seasons Inn has no connection to the luxury hotel chain Four Seasons, and in fact falls far short of that chain's standard of quality. Finding a more unique name was one of Gordon's priorities in that episode.
19th Sep '17 7:47:09 PM BlackBaroness
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* [[SimilarlyNamedWorks Similarly Named Hotels]]: {{invoked}} Gordon discovers that the Four Seasons Inn has no connection to the luxury hotel chain Four Seasons, and in fact falls far short of that chain's standard of quality. Finding a more unique name was one of Gordon's priorities in that episode.

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* [[SimilarlyNamedWorks {{invoked}}[[SimilarlyNamedWorks Similarly Named Hotels]]: {{invoked}} Gordon discovers that the Four Seasons Inn has no connection to the luxury hotel chain Four Seasons, and in fact falls far short of that chain's standard of quality. Finding a more unique name was one of Gordon's priorities in that episode.
19th Sep '17 7:46:17 PM BlackBaroness
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* {{Mascot}}: Layla maintains a very noticeable presence at the Four Seasons Inn, [[spoiler:and becomes the namesake of the hotel's rename: Layla's Riverside Lodge]].


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* [[SimilarlyNamedWorks Similarly Named Hotels]]: {{invoked}} Gordon discovers that the Four Seasons Inn has no connection to the luxury hotel chain Four Seasons, and in fact falls far short of that chain's standard of quality. Finding a more unique name was one of Gordon's priorities in that episode.
17th Aug '17 4:06:56 PM RoxasDan94
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* AwesomeButImpractical: The stylish Keating Hotel in San Diego is made to evoke Ferrari cars (the owner, being a supercar fanboy, hired an automotive designer to decorate the hotel in his requested image.) Too bad the hotel's operations weren't nearly as sleek and smooth as the decor. Case in point: all service calls were routed through the front desk and the restaurant was housed in a separate building down the street.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: The stylish Keating Hotel in San Diego is made to evoke Ferrari cars (the (Eddie, the owner, being a supercar fanboy, hired an automotive designer to decorate the hotel in his requested image.) Too bad the hotel's operations weren't nearly as sleek and smooth as the decor. Case in point: all service calls were routed through the front desk and the restaurant was housed in a separate building down the street.



** The three owners of the Murphys Hotel of Murpheys, California. They frequently get wasted at the hotel's bar and drunkenly berate and abuse their staff, and their partying keeps Gordon up all night. [[BerserkButton He takes this about as well as you'd expect.]]
** The owner of the Keating Hotel in San Diego had expensive tastes and didn't care about his staff, forcing them to multitask. The head chef is so mentally broken from years of stress and a terrible menu that he passes out while Gordon is talking to him, necessitating a 911 call. When the owner tries to avoid taking blame for any of this, Gordon chews him out on the spot.
** The owners of the Vienna Inn of Southbridge, Massachusetts didn't even have a payroll system in place for their employees - they had to beg them for a check. In addition, they also made their employees wait on them hand and foot after the restaurant had closed for the night and the customers were gone
** The Brick Hotel in Newtown, Pennsylvania was purchased by a mother and son pair who had no experience whatsoever in the hotel industry but thought that the hotel would be a "good investment." Furthermore, the mother's former job was a child therapist, yet she alone was basically micromanaging the restaurant while the son worked another regular job. Under this regime, pretty much no money was invested into fixing up obvious problems with maintenance such as bullet holes in the wall and the business was hemorrhaging staff that were regularly fired by the mother or simply quit because they couldn't take things anymore. The mother also had a habit of calling the police to remove staff who were upset that they hadn't received their pay. One of the most important things that Ramsay did was bringing in the son to take on a more regular role with the management of things, as he at least had a fair amount of experience in the business world.

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** The Brian, Kevin & Joel, the three owners of the Murphys Hotel of Murpheys, California. They frequently get wasted at the hotel's bar and drunkenly berate and abuse their staff, and their partying keeps Gordon up all night. [[BerserkButton He takes this about as well as you'd expect.]]
** The Eddie, the owner of the Keating Hotel in San Diego had expensive tastes and didn't care about his staff, forcing them to multitask. The head chef chef, Brian, is so mentally broken from years of stress and a terrible menu that he passes out while Gordon is talking to him, necessitating a 911 call. When the owner Eddie tries to avoid taking blame for any of this, Gordon chews him out on the spot.
** The Lisa & Jonathan, the owners of the Vienna Inn of Southbridge, Massachusetts didn't even have a payroll system in place for their employees - they had to beg them for a check. In addition, they also made their employees wait on them hand and foot after the restaurant had closed for the night and the customers were gone
** The Brick Hotel in Newtown, Pennsylvania was purchased by a mother and son pair pair, Varindar and CJ, who had no experience whatsoever in the hotel industry but thought that the hotel would be a "good investment." Furthermore, the mother's Varindar's former job was a child therapist, yet she alone was basically micromanaging the restaurant while the son CJ worked another regular job. Under this regime, pretty much no money was invested into fixing up obvious problems with maintenance such as bullet holes in the wall and the business was hemorrhaging staff that were regularly fired by the mother Varindar or simply quit because they couldn't take things anymore. The mother She also had a habit of calling the police to remove staff who were upset that they hadn't received their pay. One of the most important things that Ramsay did was bringing in the son CJ to take on a more regular role with the management of things, as he at least had a fair amount of experience in the business world.



** The Keating Hotel's chef actually passed out - in front of Ramsay, no less - due to his high anxiety and dehydration.
** The Hotel Chester's chef - the owner's wife - had zero training, and it showed in her weird, ill-advised experiments with sushi. Case in point: giant rolls that wouldn't fit in anyone's mouth and had cream cheese in the middle, and of course the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Strawberry Fields sushi]].
** The owner of the Four Seasons Inn in West Dover, Vermont essentially pretended he was a chef so he could hide in the kitchen away from his unhappy guests, and it showed in the inedible food: doughy bread, apple risotto made with apple concentrate, and ravioli that even Gordon could only describe as "bizarre". The ''actual'' chef was so ashamed at what was served to Gordon that he broke down in tears.
* DeadpanSnarker: The Hotel Chester's owner. Gordon made it a point of commenting on how dry his sense of humor was.

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** The Keating Hotel's chef chef, Brian, actually passed out - in front of Ramsay, no less - due to his high anxiety and dehydration.
** The Hotel Chester's chef - the owner's wife co-owner Sukie - had zero training, and it showed in her weird, ill-advised experiments with sushi. Case in point: giant rolls that wouldn't fit in anyone's mouth and had cream cheese in the middle, and of course the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Strawberry Fields sushi]].
** The Sandy, the owner of the Four Seasons Inn in West Dover, Vermont essentially pretended he was a chef so he could hide in the kitchen away from his unhappy guests, and it showed in the inedible food: doughy bread, apple risotto made with apple concentrate, and ravioli that even Gordon could only describe as "bizarre". The ''actual'' chef chef, Steve, was so ashamed at what was served to Gordon that he broke down in tears.
* DeadpanSnarker: David, The Hotel Chester's owner. Gordon made it a point of commenting on how dry his sense of humor was.
7th Jun '17 10:12:51 AM Kereea1
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** Even the decor was impractical, since rooms often didn't have enough seating or table space to eat ordered food and there were ridiculous layout designs like the bathtub not being in the bathroom.
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