‘Hotel’ Reserves Room on DVD5 May, 2009 By: John Latchem
Episodes from the 1983-88 series “Hotel” finally make their way to DVD this summer. Paramount Home Entertainment and CBS release Hotel: The First Season July 21 (prebook June 9) at $54.99.
The six-DVD set includes the 22 episodes from the 1983-84 debut season. The show, produced by Aaron Spelling, was an adaptation of Arthur Hailey’s bestselling 1965 novel about life at the elegant St. Gregory Hotel, though the show was set in San Francisco rather than the book’s New Orleans locale. The cast included James Brolin, Connie Sellecca, Shari Belafonte and Anne Baxter, plus a slew of new hotel guests each week.