Gran Hotel (TV series)

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Gran Hotel
GenreHistorical drama
Created by
  • Ramón Campos
  • Gema R. Neira
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes39 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Ramón Campos
  • Teresa Fernández-Valdés
ProducerBambú Producciones
Production locationSantander
Running time70–80 minutes
Original networkAntena 3
Original release4 October 2011 (2011-10-04) –
25 June 2013 (2013-06-25)

Gran Hotel (English: Grand Hotel) is a Spanish drama television series created by Ramón Campos and Gema R. Neira which stars Yon González and Amaia Salamanca.[1] It originally aired on Antena 3 from 2011 to 2013.[2] It debuted on Sky Arts 1 in the UK in 2012.

Produced by Bambú Producciones [es],[3] the series was filmed at the Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander. It is set in an early 20th century aristocratic hotel during the reign of Alfonso XIII and is centered on the mysteries that involve the owner's family and the hotel servants.


The events take place in 1906–1907 in Spain, near a town called Cantaloa. The working-class Julio Olmedo arrives at the luxurious Grand Hotel to visit his sister Cristina, who works there as a maid and who has recently been promoted to floor manager. Julio is told by a waiter that Cristina was fired for theft a month before, a story Julio does not believe. He is convinced something happened to her at the hotel and there was a coverup. He takes a job there as a waiter under the name Julio Espinosa to investigate his sister's disappearance. He soon finds an ally in Alicia Alarcón, one of the daughters of the hotel's owner Doña Teresa. Alicia, who is being forced to marry hotel manager Diego Murquía, is also suspicious of things happening at the hotel. Together Julio and Alicia work to uncover the secrets of the Gran Hotel.

Season 1[edit]

Julio Olmedo arrives at the Gran Hotel to look for his sister Cristina. When he learns that she has been fired for theft and no one has any idea of her whereabouts, he joins the hotel as a waiter. Julio meets Alicia Alarcon, with whom he eventually falls in love. The couple, however, cannot be together as Alicia is engaged to Diego Murquia, the manager of the hotel. At the end of the season, Alicia marries Diego despite being in love with Julio.

Season 2[edit]

After Andrés is injured while changing the lightbulbs in the Gran Hotel's dining room, Julio decides to stay at the hotel because he suspects that his friend's accident might be a murder attempt. When Alicia returns from her honeymoon, Julio must regain her trust so that she'll help him in this new investigation. They discover more secrets related to the hotel's late owner, Carlos Alarcón, that could spell the end of the Gran Hotel.

Season 3[edit]

This season follows the same investigations as the previous season, but this time Alicia, Julio, and Andrés have the help of Detective Ayala, his assistant Hernando, and Alicia's best friend the lawyer Maite. They also discover new secrets about Diego Murquía involving an identity document and a new enemy who sets off an explosion in the Gran Hotel.



Series overview[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
194 October 2011 (2011-10-04)6 December 2011 (2011-12-06)
283 October 2012 (2012-10-03)21 November 2012 (2012-11-21)
32222 January 2013 (2013-01-22)25 June 2013 (2013-06-25)

In their original Spanish broadcast, episodes had a length of roughly 70 minutes each. For the international stream, Netflix recut all episodes to be 45 minutes of length and repackaged the seasons, resulting in 14 episodes in season 1, 28 episodes in season 2 (which includes the first third of the original season 3), and 24 episodes in season 3.

Season 1 (2011)[edit]

No. in
Title [10]Directed byOriginal air dateSpain viewers
(millions) [11]
11"La doncella en el estanque"Carlos Sedes4 October 2011 (2011-10-04)3.71
Julio Olmedo, a young man of humble origin, travels to Cantaloa to visit his sister Cristina, one of the maids of the Grand Hotel. But when he arrives, Julio runs into an ungrateful victim: it's been over a month since anyone knows anything about his sister after she was expelled from the hotel for a supposed robbery. Convinced that there is something obscure in the disappearance of Cristina, Julio decides to stay at the Grand Hotel.
22"El anónimo"Carlos Sedes11 October 2011 (2011-10-11)3.47
Julio runs into the final test that confirms that his sister has not left the Gran Hotel; Someone has tried to burn Cristina's bloody clothes in one of the hotel kitchens.
33"El cuchillo de oro"Sílvia Quer18 October 2011 (2011-10-18)3.40
Julio is closer than ever to find out who murdered his sister and the main suspect is none other than Diego, Alicia's fiance. Without a proof that proves it, Julio will only have one possible way for his investigation; find the author of the anonymous Diego, the only person who can shed light on the death of Cristina.
44"La casa abandonada"Sílvia Quer25 October 2011 (2011-10-25)3.30
55"Luna de sangre"Carlos Sedes1 November 2011 (2011-11-01)3.41
66"La joya desaparecida"Jorge Sánchez Cabezudo8 November 2011 (2011-11-08)3.28
77"La carta robada"Carlos Sedes22 November 2011 (2011-11-22)3.56
88"La sangre de la doncella"Jorge Sánchez Cabezudo29 November 2011 (2011-11-29)2.96
99"La huella"Sílvia Quer6 December 2011 (2011-12-06)3.44

Season 2 (2012)[edit]

No. in
Title [10]Directed byOriginal air dateSpain viewers
(millions) [11]
101"Luces y sombras"Sílvia Quer3 October 2012 (2012-10-03)2.82
112"Un llanto en la noche"Sílvia Quer10 October 2012 (2012-10-10)3.09
123"El secreto"Max Lemcke17 October 2012 (2012-10-17)2.82
134"Retorno al pasado"Max Lemcke24 October 2012 (2012-10-24)2.66
145"Cecilia"Jorge Torregrossa31 October 2012 (2012-10-31)2.29
156"El aniversario"Jorge Torregrossa7 November 2012 (2012-11-07)2.90
167"El bautizo"Sílvia Quer14 November 2012 (2012-11-14)2.90
178"El camarógrafo"Sílvia Quer21 November 2012 (2012-11-21)2.94

Season 3 (2013)[edit]

No. in
Title [10]Directed byOriginal air dateSpain viewers
(millions) [11]
181"Baile de máscaras"David Pinillos22 January 2013 (2013-01-22)2.62
192"Propósito de enmienda"David Pinillos29 January 2013 (2013-01-29)2.78
203"El secuestro"Manuel Gómez Pereira5 February 2013 (2013-02-05)2.61
214"Álbum de familia"Manuel Gómez Pereira12 February 2013 (2013-02-12)N/A
225"El juego de las apariencias"Carlos Sedes19 February 2013 (2013-02-19)2.74
236"Lazos de sangre"Carlos Sedes26 February 2013 (2013-02-26)2.51
247"El círculo del mediodía"Sílvia Quer5 March 2013 (2013-03-05)2.57
258"La última noche"Sílvia Quer13 March 2013 (2013-03-13)2.73
269"El primer día"Sílvia Quer19 March 2013 (2013-03-19)2.72
2710"Valtejar"Sílvia Quer2 April 2013 (2013-04-02)2.71
2811"La venta"Carlos Sedes9 April 2013 (2013-04-09)2.60
2912"El torreón"Carlos Sedes16 April 2013 (2013-04-16)2.69
3013"Nobleza obliga"David Pinillos23 April 2013 (2013-04-23)2.70
3114"La subasta"David Pinillos30 April 2013 (2013-04-30)2.54
3215"La variante del dragón"Sílvia Quer7 May 2013 (2013-05-07)2.60
3316"El enemigo en casa"Sílvia Quer14 May 2013 (2013-05-14)2.50
3417"El escarmiento"Carlos Sedes21 May 2013 (2013-05-21)2.51
3518"La ejecución"Carlos Sedes28 May 2013 (2013-05-28)2.61
3619"La salud de los difuntos"Jorge Sánchez Cabezudo4 June 2013 (2013-06-04)2.66
3720"Revancha"Jorge Sánchez Cabezudo11 June 2013 (2013-06-11)2.56
3821"El sacrificio"Sílvia Quer18 June 2013 (2013-06-18)2.70
3922"Cólera"Sílvia Quer25 June 2013 (2013-06-25)2.62

International broadcasts[edit]

In France, the series premiered on Téva on 1 June 2012 and on M6 on 4 July 2012.[12] In Russia, it started airing on Domashny on 11 June 2012.[13] The rights to broadcast Grand Hotel were acquired in the United Kingdom by Sky Arts. The series has also been sold to Turkey (Sinema TV Aşk),[14] Lithuania (LNK),[15] Estonia (Sony Entertainment Estonia and Kanal 11) and Venezuela (Televen). In Germany, the rights were acquired by Sony Entertainment Television [16] and on the free-TV-channel Disney Channel. In Poland the series started on 12 November 2013 by AXN White in its dubbed in Polish.[17] In Slovakia, broadcasting by RTVS TV canal, started on the 7th of January 2014.[18] In Serbia, it started airing on RTS 2 on 10 March 2015.[19] In Bulgaria the series started on 5 June 2015 on Nova Television.[20]

In the United States, Grand Hotel premiered on VmeTV[21] on 31 October 2013 in its original language. As of August 2020, episodes can be streamed on Netflix with English dubbed.[22]

In Greece, the series was broadcast in 2016 by Alpha TV.[citation needed]

In Iran, the series was dubbed in Persian language and broadcast by GEM TV.[23]


On IMDb the series received a favourable 8.4 rating.

Viewership and ratings per season of Gran Hotel
Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
Date Viewers
Date Viewers
1 9 4 October 2011 (2011-10-04) 3.71[11] 6 December 2011 (2011-12-06) 3.44[11] 3.40
2 8 3 October 2012 (2012-10-03) 2.82[11] 21 November 2012 (2012-11-21) 2.94[11] 2.81
3 22 22 January 2013 (2013-01-22) 2.62[11] 25 June 2013 (2013-06-25) 2.62[11] 2.52

International remakes[edit]

There have been several international remakes and adaptations of Gran Hotel:

  • Italy's Rai 1 premiered an adaptation directed by Luca Ribuoli on 1 September 2015.[24] The Italian version was re-titled in German-speaking countries as Hotel Imperial when it was broadcast by Servus TV on 29 July 2016. The Italian version consists of six episodes of two hours each, whereas the German broadcast has been divided into twelve one hour episodes.[25]
  • Mexican network Televisa produced an adaptation, El hotel de los secretos (The Hotel of Secrets), that premiered on Las Estrellas channel in January 2016.[26]
  • Egypt's CBC produced a popular Arabic market adaptation of Grand Hotel as a musalsal in 2016 which received critical acclaim and several awards.[27][28] Netflix released the Egyptian version, under the title Secret of the Nile and with English, French, German, Italian and Spanish dubbed, on 15 March 2018. It is the first Egyptian series to air on Netflix.[28][29]
  • In the United States, ABC premiered an adaptation called Grand Hotel, set in Miami in the present day, on 17 June 2019.[30][31][32] It was cancelled in October 2019 after one season.
  • In France, TF1 produced and premiered an adaptation called Grand Hôtel, set on the French Riviera in the present day, on 3 September 2020. It was cancelled in December 2020 after only one season.


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  3. ^ "La versión americana de 'Gran Hotel' ya tiene a su primera protagonista". La Razón. 26 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Megan Montaner: "Ojalá apareciera de repente un príncipe azul que enamorara a Maite"". FormulaTV. 18 June 2013.
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  6. ^ "Silvia Marsó se incorpora a 'Gran Hotel' a partir de este miércoles". FormulaTV. 24 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Marta Hazas, de "Bandolera" a enfermera en "Gran Hotel"". Vertele!. 26 November 2012.
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  22. ^ "Grand Hotel". Netflix.
  23. ^ "Grand Hotel". GEM TV. Archived from the original on 2021-02-22. Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  24. ^ "Eugenio Franceschini: "In 'Grand Hotel' ho messo del mio"". Adnkronos. 26 August 2015.
  25. ^ Riedmeier, Glenn (11 July 2016). ""Hotel Imperial": Servus TV zeigt italienische "Grand Hotel"-Adaption". TV Wunschliste.
  26. ^ "Remake De 'Gran Hotel' En México Se Llamará 'El Hotel De Los Secretos'". 19 October 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  27. ^ El Goarany, Ahmed (3 July 2016). "Grand Hotel: a journey through time". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  28. ^ a b "Beelink: Secret of the Nile premiered on Netflix". Prensario Internacional. 26 March 2018.
  29. ^ "Netflix releases a unique compilation of films and series for March". Egypt Today. 11 March 2018.
  30. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (21 November 2017). "Eva Longoria Producing 'Grand Hotel' Soapy Drama Based On Spanish Format In Works At ABC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  31. ^ Marr, Madeleine (11 June 2019). "'Secrets, lies, deception:' Eva Longoria's 'Grand Hotel' has big Miami Beach premiere". Miami Herald. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  32. ^ Dove, Steve (11 May 2018). "New Drama "Grand Hotel" Coming MONDAY JUNE 17 10/9c on ABC". ABC.

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