RTÉ Two, Thursday, 9.30pm
The Takeover

Episode 1 - The Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan

The Takeover
The Takeover
The Takeover

Colm and Audri Herron are the power couple behind the Hillgrove Hotel. Business was booming for their first 4 years, but come 2008 it was hit hard. The brides once turning up in helicopters and hummers are a thing of the past and the hotel is losing money midweek by just being open. With definite room for improvement the bosses set their reservations aside as they vacate the building for 2 weeks, leaving the staff in charge.

The Hillgrove hotel has a reputation for its eccentric decor, with a giant pink chair at the door and purple stiletto in reception. The staff decide to take the fantasy theme to a new level and renovate the games room. It's a costly renovation but will it bring in business midweek?

To fill bedrooms during the week, the staff aim to attract the "Over 50s" through the doors of the hotel. But with the bosses having targeted that market before, will the staff do any better? And with Weddings being the Hillgrove's bread and butter, the staff try to expand their marketing by targeting same sex couples.

With the bosses out of the picture for two whole weeks, will they come back to a new improved hotel? Or will they put the staff's ideas to bed, for good?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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