History Series / HotelHell

26th Mar '17 6:16:33 PM Ilshan
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* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: David, the owner and co-manager of the Hotel Chester in Starkville, Mississippi, is a former hotel turnaround specialist with a master's degree in hospitality management. Yet he's helpless to turn around his own hotel, probably due to a car wreck that ruined his health.

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* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: David, the owner and co-manager of the Hotel Chester in Starkville, Mississippi, is a former hotel turnaround specialist of thirty years experience with a master's degree in hospitality management. Yet he's helpless to turn around his own hotel, probably due to a car wreck that ruined his health.
17th Feb '17 7:18:22 PM Ilshan
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** He also has the tendency to refer to hotel guests as "the people who could keep the doors open."
10th Dec '16 4:39:02 PM RoxasDan94
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* {{Hypocrite}}: No other way to describe Kevin, the innkeepers' son at the Angler's Lodge. At their morning meeting on Day 2, he upbraids Gordon for swearing in front of his parents the night before, only to immediately use the word ''"shit"'' right in front of them. Gordon has great fun mocking his double standard.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: No other way to describe Kevin, Zach, the innkeepers' son at the Angler's Lodge. At their morning meeting on Day 2, he upbraids Gordon for swearing in front of his parents the night before, only to immediately use the word ''"shit"'' right in front of them. Gordon has great fun mocking his double standard.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gordon has to give this to the hotel owner in the very first episode after hearing some of the appalling stuff he was doing, including withholding pay from his employees and cheap-skating on food quality... while simultaneously spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on paintings and antiques and charging ''fifty-four dollars'' for a single meal.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gordon has to give this to the hotel owner owner, Robert in the very first episode after hearing some of the appalling stuff he was doing, including withholding pay from his employees and cheap-skating on food quality... while simultaneously spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on paintings and antiques and charging ''fifty-four dollars'' for a single meal.
6th Sep '16 11:21:49 AM Windrays
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** Generally speaking, every hotel has at least one employee that's leagues above the rest of the staff in terms of general competence; usually Gordon unofficially recruits them as his [[TheLancer Lancer]] as they try to fix the problems the hotel has.
3rd Sep '16 3:05:08 PM Sharysa
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** Karan, the manager of Towns Inn. She not only keeps her own personal belongings and clothing locked in closets in the guests' bedrooms and doesn't see a problem with this, painting over rotting dry wall, frustrating her employees who have to cook with old and outdated equipment and reheated food ([[OnlySaneMan to the eternal frustration of the Head Chef]]) and sees absolutely no problem with this.

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** Karan, the manager of Towns Inn. She not only keeps her own personal belongings and clothing locked in closets in the guests' bedrooms and doesn't see a problem with this, painting over rotting dry wall, or frustrating her employees who have to cook with old and outdated equipment and reheated food ([[OnlySaneMan to the eternal frustration of the Head Chef]]) and sees absolutely no problem with this.Chef]]).
28th Aug '16 2:39:08 PM 8BrickMario
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* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Barbara at the Juniper Hill, who is seventy, looks a decade or two younger, which Gordon remarks on.
21st Aug '16 11:10:10 AM 8BrickMario
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: He shows some of this at the Brick Hotel, whereupon noticing some doll furniture in an alcove, takes it out to sit on to talk to the housekeeper.
19th Aug '16 5:33:20 PM Mochitachan
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* MayDecemberRomance: Phillip, the Monticello Hotel owner, is thirty years younger than his paramour and co-manager Ginger.

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* MayDecemberRomance: Phillip, the Monticello Hotel owner, is married a woman who was thirty years younger older than his paramour him and co-manager Ginger.he inherited the hotel when she passed away.
19th Aug '16 10:15:16 AM 8BrickMario
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* NiceToTheWaiter: Gordon treats the hotels' staff with kindness, especially since their owners usually don't.
19th Aug '16 7:11:10 AM 8BrickMario
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Sarah at the Town's Inn. It initially seems like she's a friend and volunteer, but it turns out that she fancies herself the manager, bossing around the staff and dealing with the decaying hotel walls with painted murals and steel wool to fill holes.



* CloudCuckoolander: Karan, the manager of Harper's Ferry, West Virginia's Towns Inn. She has filled the hotel her son bought for her to manage with rooms full of filthy baskets and creepy dolls, stores her clothes in people's rooms, and [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking cooks hamburgers by boiling them.]] She also seems to walk about with a vacant expression, rarely seems to show any actual emotion or passion, and operates the hotel half the time like a bad thrift store. She also admitted that she became an innkeeper simply because it seemed like a fun to do with the rest of her life, despite not having any knowledge of how to actually run an inn.

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* CloudCuckoolander: Karan, the manager of Harper's Ferry, West Virginia's Towns Inn. She has filled the hotel her son bought for her to manage with rooms full of filthy baskets and creepy dolls, stores her clothes in people's rooms, and [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking cooks hamburgers by boiling them.]] She also seems to walk about with a vacant expression, rarely seems to show any actual emotion or passion, and operates the hotel half the time like a bad thrift store. She also admitted that she became an innkeeper simply because it seemed like a fun to do with the rest of her life, despite not having any knowledge of how to actually run an inn. After Gordon implements his changes, however, she seems much more sane, implying that she was simply detached from the whole affair and needed some structure.


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* LampshadeHanging: Karan has one when she and her hotel receive makeovers, saying that she knows her family (and possibly Gordon and the audience) expects her to revert to the old ways, but it couldn't be further from the truth.
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