A new reality television competition run by Channel 7 is expected to feature a well-known Barossa couple who transform their home into a hotel.
While the station is yet to officially identify the Barossa couple’s name and location, promotional footage already being screened has revealed it’s the Barossa Old Garage Bed and Breakfast owners by Mark and Jannine from Nuriootpa.
The Barossa Herald, who contacted the couple, were told by Jannine they cannot reveal any information about their involvement and are still yet to discover what date the show will premiere this year.
Nor do they know any details about the overall winner.
Tapping into the world-wide trend of home-owners renting out their properties as holiday accommodation, Instant Hotel will see home owners vie for the title of best ‘Instant Hotel.’
The show will be hosted by Aussie actor Luke Jacobz, who also appeared in McLeod’s Daughters, Home and Away, and performed in Dancing with the Stars.
Travelling the country in his work, Luke Jacobz believes he knows a thing or two about what makes a good hotel.
“I’ve stayed in some of the best and worst hotels in the world,” Jacobz who returned from Los Angeles to host the series said.
Personal taste, precious belongings and price point are all open for judgement as teams travel the country and stay in newly created hotels.
“But I think even the most mediocre hotel rooms can be improved with the right personal touches,” he said.
“I’m really keen to see what lengths teams will go to in transforming their homes in order to give other teams a taste of that hotel experience,” he said.
And it’s going to be great to be a fly-on-the-wall when personal taste is not to everyone’s taste,” he said.
Joining him on the is series judge Juliet Ashworth who will score each hotel out of 10.
Ashworth is an award-winning designer who’s worked on over 100 projects across Australia and Asia.
A former editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, she is now partner and creative director of an internationally noted design company specialising in luxury hotels and resorts.
“I’ve stayed in a number of home stay properties around the world - some fantastic and some not so fantastic - so I think this is a great opportunity to show people who are wanting to rent out their own home, what works and what doesn’t.
“Everyone has different ideas on what makes a stylish home but, when you’re charging people to stay there, certain rules must apply.
“I’m looking for cleanliness, comfort and reasonable value for money,” she added.