Everyone here at the Washington Square Hotel loves what we do. The hospitality business is beyond rewarding. (Seriously. Who wouldn’t want to host folks when they’re on vacation and having the time of their lives?) We relish the idea that we could be that good friend that you enjoy visiting once or twice a year.
But then we thought, a few annual get-togethers may not be enough. We need to keep in touch with our guests on a more frequent basis. How will our visitors from Amsterdam know that Ronnie Jenkins has concocted a new, blow-up-your-mouth hot sauce? How can our Swedish friends possibly keep abreast of the romances brewing between members of our staff?
And then it hit us: a reality show! Restaurants have long been the focus of several successful television series, but hotels? Rarely. Because we want to bring our guests–and future television fans–into our world, we think we can fill that void.
Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing the future Bravo hit, Behind The Front Desk. Here is just a handful of the upcoming scenarios:
Is Dinnella, the Assistant Desk Manager really after Marta, the manager’s job? Or is Marta just being paranoid?
Who’s that taking a snooze in presently unoccupied room #912? Wait! It’s Valerie, our Housekeeping Manager! Will she come to before the new vacationers arrive?
Did Jose, Sous Chef extraordinaire, set the kitchen on fire accidentally, or is Kendy, North Square’s Hostess, up to her old tricks?
(For answers to all of these questions, you’ll have to watch to find out. No spoilers here, people.)
Who knows? Maybe we can eventually evolve into a competition show. Which Guest Relations employee should earn a $1,000 bonus and an all-expenses paid vacation? Kwesi, Reggie or Therese? You–our guests and our audience–can decide which one gets the loot.
Filming has already started and all hotel and restaurant customers will be asked to sign a release. But if appearing on the tube really freaks you out, not to worry. Producers can easily blur guest’s faces or replace them with an attractive actor or actress of their choice. (So if you see an episode where Angelina Jolie is checking in with Ryan Gosling, please remember that things may not be as they seem.)
Because we’re first and foremost in the hospitality biz, hotel management didn’t want to inconvenience anyone with unsightly tangled wires and bulky camera set-ups, so the producers came up with an ingenious idea: hidden cameras! So no need to worry–you won’t have the faintest idea if, when or where you will be filmed. A sure cure for any stage fright-prone guests!
One more plus–we already feel like all of our guests are stars, but now you can all cash in! Think of the potential: frequent hotel customers can use their new-found fame to hawk their own clothing, jewelry or skin care line. (Ronnie already has plans to take his hot sauce global.)
Andy Cohen, VP of Programming at Bravo, is optimistic about the show’s potential and is sandwiching it in between two of the channel’s biggest hits: Real Housewives of New York City and Top Chef. “Babes, Beds and Braise…that’s our mantra for this fall,” crowed the reality guru.
We agree. Please join us in taking our next giant step into the future!
P.S: One more thing. April Fools!!!!
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