The Hotel - Episode Six - "Day of Reckoning"
GROSVENOR manager Mark Jenkins faced some tough management decisions in the latest episode of Channel Four's The Hotel, set at the hotel in Torquay's Belgrave Road.
He decided to take a tougher line on staff management, and that it was time for events manager Christian to become more cost-conscious.
Mark gave Christian a chance to prove himself by asking him to organise a money-spinning wedding fair at short notice, and to oversee a wedding that The Grosvenor had gifted to a local couple as part of a drive to raise the hotel's profile.
But Christian's personal life is in turmoil and he's suffering from a broken heart.
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"Christian's day of reckoning is coming," says Mark.
The series has been attracting more than two million viewers every Sunday night, but not everyone agrees that it is good publicity for Torquay (see related articles on the right of this page and have your say in our online poll)
In the episode, tension is building between Mark and Christian. "Christian's day of reckoning is coming," says Mark. "I can't keep pandering to him.
"Christian is going to have to shape up or ship out."
Reservations manager Alison Pennell, who Tweets as @babybint1, says: "Tonite a gooden, more mayhem on the bay"
Tweet during the programme mentioning @ThisisSDevon to be part of our live blog.
We asked if our online readers would consider The Grosvenor as the venue for a special celebration, like some of the people in this episode?
christo86364408 @ThisisSDevon yep I would
sc4ffolder @ThisisSDevon Never ever , i live around the corner from it and it needs a massive overhaul or knocking down along with the Rainbow
rattlingjo @ThisisSDevon not a chance !!!!!!!
MrDavidMurray @ThisisSDevon: #thehotel. Unbelievable
48Forestreet Mmm #thehotel breakfast looks tasty!! @ThisisSDevon
BeadyizeNew @ThisisSDevon @BoostTorbay I love #thehotel -great show, but it makes me miss Torbay soooo much.
babybint1 The carnage awaits can't you feel it coming any minute. X
MrDavidMurray #thehotel so so disorganised
angyhogg @ThisisSDevon love #the hotel brings back great memories of when.I was in torquay. Christian has to go though
michellepugh1 @ThisisSDevon beautiful blue skies in Torquay .... #thehotel
Hulstone Tattoos back !!! #thehotel nice editing . #scripted
The comes the bombshell as Christian hands in his notice to the tune of Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head...
ThisisSDevon Is this the end for Christian? #thehotel @babybint1 @thehotel_Mark
jamesmb WELL DONE @thehotel_Mark!! #TheHotel @ThisisSDevon
48Forestreet 8:55pm via TweetDeck
nice one Mark, your #theboss! at #thehotel @ThisisSDevon
48Forestreet you gotta love Christian the dream maker though lol at #thehotel @ThisisSDevon
thehotel_Mark The end is near ...don't miss next weeks :-( #TheHotel