Paradise Hotel

Paradise Hotel is an American reality television program. In the show, a group of singles live in a luxurious hotel resort, competing to see who can stay in the hotel the longest. Each week, the contestants pair off into couples, and must share a hotel room together. One person is left over, and he or she must either pair up in the following episode, or leave the hotel to be replaced by a new contestant. The format was created by Mentorn, a British production company, which has produced various versions of the show around the world.[1]

The show premiered on Fox in 2003, and was hosted by Amanda Byram. A second season, also hosted by Byram, was broadcast on MyNetworkTV and Fox Reality Channel in 2008. Fox began airing a third season in 2019, with a new host, Kristin Cavallari.[2][3]

Paradise Hotel
Paradise Hotel TV Series FOX Logo
Created byHoward Davidson & Phil Roberts
Presented by
Narrated byMark Thompson
Theme music composerEddie Money
Opening theme
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes54
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Mentorn
DistributorPassion Distribution
Original network
Original releaseJune 18, 2003 –
Related showsParadise Hotel (franchise)


Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
130June 18, 2003October 1, 2003Fox
216 + 1 specialFebruary 4, 2008May 26, 2008Fox Reality Channel
36May 9, 2019June 6, 2019Fox

Season 1 (2003)

Paradise Hotel
Hosted byAmanda Byram
No. of housemates20
WinnersCharla, Keith
Runner-upsDave, Tara
No. of episodes30
Original networkFox

The first season of Paradise Hotel, hosted by Amanda Byram, aired on Fox from June 18 to October 1, 2003, and consists of thirty episodes.[4][5] The winners of the first season were Charla Pihlstrom and Keith Cuda, with Dave Kerpen and Tara Gerard finishing as runners-up. Charla and Keith had to decide whether to split their $250,000 prize with their respective partners – Keith decided to share his winnings with Tara, while Charla chose to keep the money for herself and give Dave nothing.[6]

No. in
TitleDirected byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
11"Episode 1"Kent WeedJune 18, 2003N/A
22"Episode 2"Kent WeedJune 23, 2003N/A
33"Episode 3"Kent WeedJune 25, 2003N/A
44"Episode 4"Kent WeedJune 30, 2003N/A
55"Episode 5"Kent WeedJuly 2, 2003N/A
66"Episode 6"Kent WeedJuly 7, 2003N/A
77"Episode 7"Kent WeedJuly 9, 2003N/A
88"Episode 8"Kent WeedJuly 14, 2003N/A
99"Episode 9"Kent WeedJuly 16, 2003N/A
1010"Episode 10"Kent WeedJuly 22, 2003N/A
1111"Episode 11"Kent WeedJuly 23, 2003N/A
1212"Episode 12"Kent WeedJuly 29, 2003N/A
1313"Episode 13"Kent WeedJuly 30, 2003N/A
1414"Episode 14"Kent WeedAugust 4, 2003N/A
1515"Episode 15"Kent WeedAugust 11, 2003N/A
1616"Episode 16"Kent WeedAugust 13, 2003N/A
1717"Episode 17"Kent WeedAugust 18, 2003N/A
1818"Episode 18"Kent WeedAugust 20, 2003N/A
1919"Episode 19"Kent WeedAugust 25, 2003N/A
2020"Episode 20"Kent WeedAugust 27, 2003N/A
2121"Episode 21"Kent WeedSeptember 1, 2003N/A
2222"Episode 22"Kent WeedSeptember 3, 2003N/A
2323"Episode 23"Kent WeedSeptember 8, 2003N/A
2424"Episode 24"Kent WeedSeptember 10, 2003N/A
2525"Episode 25"Kent WeedSeptember 15, 2003N/A
2626"Episode 26"Kent WeedSeptember 17, 2003N/A
2727"Episode 27"Kent WeedSeptember 23, 2003N/A
2828"Episode 28"Kent WeedSeptember 23, 2003N/A
2929"Episode 29"Kent WeedOctober 1, 2003N/A
3030"Episode 30"Kent WeedOctober 1, 2003N/A

Season 2 (2008)

Paradise Hotel
Hosted byAmanda Byram
No. of housemates17
WinnerZack, Stephanie
Runner-upsTidisha, Ryan
No. of episodes16 + 1 special
Original network

A second season, titled Paradise Hotel 2, began airing on February 4, 2008, on the Fox-owned networks MyNetworkTV and Fox Reality Channel. It consists of sixteen episodes[7] and a reunion special.[8] Amanda Byram returned as host, and Mark Thompson returned as announcer.

New episodes aired on MyNetworkTV Monday nights at 9 p.m., and repeated Saturday nights at 9 p.m. Fox Reality Channel aired more explicit, TV-MA versions of the episodes, at 1 a.m. on the same night that they premiered on MyNetworkTV, and repeated these episodes throughout the following week.[9]

Stephanie and Zack were the winners, but the runners-up, Tidisha and Ryan, were given the responsibility of choosing only one member of the winning couple to claim the "ultimate prize". They chose Zack, who was awarded $200,000. He chose to share $20,000 with Tidisha and $90,000 with Stephanie, keeping the remaining $90,000 for himself.[10]

No. in
TitleDirected byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
311"The Return of Paradise Hotel"Stephen LentiniFebruary 4, 2008N/A
322"The First Elimination Ceremony"Stephen LentiniFebruary 11, 2008N/A
333"The First New Guest"Stephen LentiniFebruary 18, 2008N/A
344"Finger Painting"Stephen LentiniFebruary 25, 2008N/A
355"The Blonde Bombshell"Stephen LentiniMarch 3, 2008N/A
366"Pandora's Box Blows Up"Stephen LentiniMarch 10, 2008N/A
377"The Secretary of Defense"Stephen LentiniMarch 17, 2008N/A
388"Are You Calling Me a Liar?"Stephen LentiniMarch 24, 2008N/A
399"Paradise Confidential"Stephen LentiniMarch 31, 2008N/A
4010"A Tearful Farewell"Stephen LentiniApril 7, 2008N/A
4111"Blast From The Past"Stephen LentiniApril 14, 2008N/A
4212"High Stakes in Paradise"Stephen LentiniApril 21, 2008N/A
4313"The Return of Raheim"Stephen LentiniApril 28, 2008N/A
4414"Odd Man Out"Stephen LentiniMay 5, 2008N/A
4515"The Ultimate Power"Stephen LentiniMay 12, 2008N/A
4616"Season Finale"Stephen LentiniMay 19, 2008N/A
47Special"Reunion"Stephen LentiniMay 26, 2008N/A

Season 3 (2019)

Paradise Hotel
Hosted byKristin Cavallari
No. of housemates17
WinnerBobby Ray, Tatum
Runner-upsCarlos, Kaitlin
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes7
Original networkFox
Original releaseMay 9 –
June 6, 2019

In 2019, Fox ordered a revival of the series. Casting began in January, and Kristin Cavallari was chosen as the new host.[11] The third season[a] premiered on May 9, 2019. The revival's season was truncated,[14] with its season finale airing on June 6, 2019.[15] The winners as chosen by a jury of the other former contestants were Bobby Ray and Tatum, beating Carlos and Kaitlin, but in the final twist Bobby Ray chose to keep $200,000 of the prize for himself, leaving Tatum with nothing.[16][17]

No. in
Title [7]Original air date [7]Prod.
code [7]
U.S. viewers
481"Episode 1"May 9, 2019101/1021.41[18]
492"Episode 2"May 13, 20191031.19[19]
503"Episode 3"May 15, 20191041.09[20]
514"Episode 4"May 16, 2019105/1061.11[21]
525"Episode 5"May 23, 2019107/1081.25[22]
536"Episode 6"May 30, 2019109/1101.47[23]
547"Episode 7"June 6, 2019111/1121.29[24]

International versions

Despite being only a modest success in the United States, the Paradise Hotel franchise has been described as "an international hit",[25] spawning versions in eighteen counties.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Fox, calling this season a "reinvention" of the series,[12] designates it "Season 1".[13]


  1. ^ a b Otterson, Joe (January 8, 2019). "Fox Orders New Installment of Unscripted Series 'Paradise Hotel'". Variety. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Kristin Cavallari Will 'Stir the Pot' as Paradise Hotel Host". E! News. March 22, 2019.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (March 22, 2019). "Kristin Cavallari To Host 'Paradise Hotel' Revival Series On Fox; Premiere Date Set". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  4. ^ Grove, Rashad (April 29, 2019). "Deiondra Sanders Stars as Contestant in FOX's New Reality Show Paradise Hotel". The Source. The NorthStar Group. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  5. ^ Mosthof, Mariella (May 9, 2019). "How Many Episodes Is Paradise Hotel? Fox Is Rebooting A Classic". Romper. Bustle Digital Group. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  6. ^ Medalis, Kara A. (October 10, 2003). "Real World Cast Lets the Sparks, and Fists, Fly". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d "Paradise Hotel – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  8. ^ "Paradise Hotel 2 Season 2 Episode Guide". TV Guide. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  9. ^ "'Paradise Hotel 2' Sizzles this Winter on MyNetWorkTV and Fox Reality Channel" (Press release). Fox Reality Channel. December 4, 2007. Retrieved June 1, 2019 – via The Futon Critic.
  10. ^ Dehnart, Andy (May 20, 2008). "Rejects Zach and Thing 2 win Flavor of Love 3 and Paradise Hotel 2". Reality Blurred. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  11. ^ Otterson, Joe (January 8, 2019). "Fox Orders New Installment of Unscripted Series 'Paradise Hotel'". Variety.
  12. ^ "Breaking News - Kristin Cavallari to Host Paradise Hotel, Premiering with a Two-Hour Event Thursday, May 9, on FOX" (Press release). Fox Broadcasting. March 22, 2019. Retrieved May 10, 2019 – via The Futon Critic.
  13. ^ "Paradise Hotel". Fox Broadcasting. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  14. ^ "'Paradise Hotel': Fox Reduces Number of Episodes in Season". May 23, 2019. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  15. ^ "Paradise Hotel Finale 2019 Schedule & Predictions". May 30, 2019. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  16. ^ Grant, Tamara (June 7, 2019). "Paradise Hotel: Who Won the $250,000 Grand Prize in Shocking Twist". Showbiz Cheat Sheet. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  17. ^ Odom, Julia (June 8, 2019). "Paradise Hotel Season 1 Finale Sends One Winner Home Empty-Handed". Screen Rant. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  18. ^ Rejent, Joseph (May 10, 2019). "'Grey's Anatomy,' 'The Big Bang Theory' adjust up, 'In the Dark' adjusts down: Thursday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  19. ^ Rejent, Joseph (May 14, 2019). "'The Voice' adjusts down: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  20. ^ Welch, Alex (May 16, 2019). "'Chicago Fire' adjusts up: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  21. ^ Rejent, Joseph (May 17, 2019). "'Paradise Hotel,' 'The Big Bang Theory' finale adjust up, 'Young Sheldon' adjusts down: Thursday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  22. ^ Rejent, Joseph (May 24, 2019). "'This Is Farah Fawcett,' 'Elementary,' all others hold: Thursday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  23. ^ Welch, Alex (June 3, 2019). "NBA Finals, 'Paradise Hotel' adjust up, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night' adjusts down: Thursday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  24. ^ Rejent, Joseph (June 7, 2019). "The Stanley Cup Finals adjust up: Thursday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  25. ^ "Fox Reviving 'Paradise Hotel' With SallyAnn Salsano". The Hollywood Reporter. January 8, 2019. Retrieved June 1, 2019.

External links

2002 Mombasa attacks

The 2002 Mombasa attacks were terrorist attacks on 28 November 2002 in Mombasa, Kenya against an Israeli-owned hotel and a plane belonging to Arkia Airlines. An all-terrain vehicle crashed through a barrier outside the Paradise Hotel and blew up, killing 13 and injuring 80. At the same time, attackers fired two surface-to-air missiles at an Israeli charter plane. The Paradise Hotel was the only Israeli-owned hotel in the Mombasa area.

Amanda Byram

Amanda Byram (born 16 June 1973) is an Irish television presenter and former model, best known for co-presenting BBC One game show Total Wipeout with Richard Hammond, the Irish version of Dancing with the Stars on RTE1 and for hosting American television shows, The Swan and Paradise Hotel.

Forever Eden

Forever Eden is a Fox reality show that shared many similarities with FOX's 2003 summer television show Paradise Hotel, including the show's producers. Unlike Paradise Hotel, the contestants could live in a resort not for weeks or months, but for years. It was hosted by Ruth England. In the end, contestants Shawna and Wallace won a combined total of $260,000. Brooke and Adam were runners-up.

The show was pulled after seven episodes, leaving eighteen episodes unaired. In other countries including Israel the show was successfully aired and got tremendous feedback.

The remaining episodes were eventually screened in the United States on Fox Reality.

Neveen, who starred in this show, was also on the second season of Oxygen Network's hit series The Bad Girls Club 2.

Hooters Casino Hotel

Hooters Casino Hotel is a hotel and casino located off the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, United States. It is owned by Trinity Hotel Investors and operated by Paragon Gaming. It is located off the Strip next to the Tropicana and across the street from the MGM Grand Las Vegas. The hotel has 696 rooms with a 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m2) casino.

Mahatma Gandhi Road (Secunderabad)

MG Road or Mahatma Gandhi Road formerly known as James Street is one of the busiest roads of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and a foremost shopping district in Secunderabad. It is spread over 2 km.

It leads to a warren of streets called Tobacco Bazaar and Pot Market. Major landmarks include Paradise Hotel, Kabra Jewellers, Gandhi Statue, Chermas, Asrani Hotel, Paradise X roads, KFC, Ramgopalpet Police Station and Malani Building.

Olinda Castielle

Olinda Joy Elisabeth Castielle (born Olinda Borggren, September 30, 1976) is a Swedish television personality who was a contestant on the American reality show Joe Millionaire and the first season of the Swedish version of Paradise Hotel. She is the co-founder of the provocative clothing and lifestyle site Maison De Castielle, where she is also an artist, singer and a model.

Paradise Food Court (Secunderabad)

Paradise Food Court is a restaurant located on MG Road, Secunderabad, in the Indian state of Telangana. It is reported to be popular for its Hyderabadi biryani and other Hyderabadi dishes.


Samir (variantly spelled Sameer) is a male name found commonly in the Indian subcontinent, Middle East, Central Asia and Europe. In Arabic, Samir (سمير) means jovial, loyal or charming companion. In Indian languages it is derived from the Sanskrit word Samir (समीर) meaning gust of wind or gentle breeze. Samira is the feminine spelling, also found in both languages.

Sebastian Walldén

Johan Sebastian Walldén, (born 5 February 1995) is a Swedish singer and winner of Idol 2018 .He competed in the final against Kadiatou Holm Keita in Globen on 7 December that year. He has earlier participated as a contestant on Paradise Hotel: Förspelet broadcast on TV3 where he competed for a place as a contestants on Paradise Hotel, but he did not win a spot.Walldén is openly gay.

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