Grand Hotel is an upcoming ABC soapy drama based on the Spanish drama series of a similar name, Gran Hotel, developed by Brian Tanen.


Season 1 (2019)Edit

Main article: Season 1

Eva Longoria executive produces this bold, provocative drama set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. Charismatic Santiago Mendoza owns the hotel, while his glamorous second wife Gigi, and their adult children enjoy the spoils of success. The hotel's loyal staff round out a contemporary, fresh take on an upstairs/downstairs story. Wealthy and beautiful guests bask in luxury, but scandals, escalating debt, and explosive secrets hide beneath the picture perfect exterior.

Main cast and charactersEdit

Grand Hotel features a large ensemble of cast members, listed below are the actors of the series who have, at some point, been credited under "Starring", indicating that they are main cast members. They are ordered alphabetically, and the periods in which they were regulars are featured in brackets, except for those who were always such.


Grand Hotel was first announced to be in development on November 21, 2017, with the pilot being written by Brian Tanen.[1] The series received a pilot order on February 2, 2018.[2] On May 11, 2018, the series was picked up by ABC.[3] The executive producers for the series are Eva Longoria Bastón, Ben Spector, Brian Tanen, Bill D'Elia, Bob Daily, Ramon Campos and Teresa Fernandez-Valdes.[4]

The series is filmed primarily in Miami-Dade County, Florida, which covers affluent cities such as Golden Beach, Surfside and Indian Creek.[5] The Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel is doubling as the Riviera Grand.[6][7] Alternative production locations include Los Angeles, Honolulu and the Dominican Republic.[5]


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External LinksEdit


  1. Eva Longoria Producing ‘Grand Hotel’ Soapy Drama Based On Spanish Format In Works At ABC, by Nellie Andreeva, Deadline (November 21, 2017)
  2. Eva Longoria-Produced Drama ‘Grand Hotel’ & Comedy ‘Three Rivers’ Get ABC Pilot Orders, by Nellie Andreeva, Deadline (February 2, 2018)
  3. "Grand Hotel" Coming Soon to ABC, by Steve Dove, (May 11, 2018)
  4. Grand Hotel - Lead Sheet, by ABC, (August 2, 2018)
  5. 5.0 5.1 ABC seeks incentives to film TV pilot in South Florida, by Debora Lima, South Florida Business Journal (March 12, 2018)
  6. The perks of filming at a hotel ✌️☀️ #grandhotel @mrkenkirby @chriswarrenjr, by Lincoln Younes, Instagram (March 15, 2018)
  7. Beauty shots #Fontainebleau #day1 #setlife, by Carla Hoade, Instagram (March 15, 2018)