Hotel Hell

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Juniper Hill Inn, Pt.2

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Aired: 8/14/12

In Part 2 of the series premiere, Gordon Ramsay continues to offer advice at the Juniper Hill Inn in Windsor, Vermont. After confronting owners Robert Dean II and his boyfriend, Ari Nikki, in front of their often unpaid staff, Gordon is ready to look at the bottom line of the business.

Estate Manager Ryan Rediker explains that Robert has allowed a slew of friends to vacation and eat free for weeks at a time - and they didn't even tip the staff. Chef Ramsay realizes that Juniper Hill is like a private clubhouse that Robert seemingly uses to buy friends. To add insult to injury, it is revealed that when Robert works with the servers, he takes a portion of their tips.

A sickened Gordon confronts Robert in his RV, persuading him to call his friends and ask why they didn't give the workers a gratuity. When it's revealed that the friends left their tip money with Robert and he didn't pass it on, an angry Gordon gets in his car and drives away.

Wanting to help the staff get paid, Gordon returns with a plan, as he tries to persuade Robert to sell his $300,000 art and antique collection. Gordon introduces him to the head auctioneer at Bonhams, but her assessment garners a shockingly low estimate of only $25,000.

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