Santiago Mendoza is one of the main characters of Grand Hotel.



  • In an early script for the series' premiere, Santiago's name was "Gonzalo Cardenas".[2]
  • Casting describes him as "the handsome and charismatic owner of the Grand Riviera Hotel. Gonzalo's superpower is his charm. He is one of those people who can talk to anyone and make them feel like fast friends. Gonzalo has built himself up from nothing and will do anything to keep what he has."[2]


Gallery of photographic stills used to promote the character.



  1. Eva Longoria to guest-star on ABC's Grand Hotel, by Samantha Highfill, Entertainment Weekly (September 10, 2018)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Demian Bichir To Star In ‘Grand Hotel’ ABC Drama Pilot, by Nellie Andreeva, Deadline (March 2, 2018)