Channel 4 commissions ‘First Dates Hotel’ where Maître D’ Fred Siriex and his team will welcome a whole host of hopeful singletons from all over the UK. First Dates Hotel will follow blind dates with a difference in a romantically charged boutique hotel in the French countryside.
Here, the First Dates team are inviting guests still looking for “the one” for a more intensive and tailor- made matching making experience. If you have ever reached the end of an episode of First Dates and thought “but I want to see what happens next!” – then this will offer up the chance to find out.
This new series will include a brand new format where if the answer is ‘Yes’ their stay will be extended in romantic hotel and French countryside. And for some who don’t meet with success on their first date, they will be re-matched for a second chance at finding love.
The idyllic setting will see both guests and viewers transported to the destination of their dreams with dates such as pool side lunches or a candle-lit meal under the stars.
Series Editor, Adam Chapman said: “Having worked across multiple series of first dates we’re really excited to develop the format and take into a new space. The hotel, whilst retaining all of the charm of the restaurant series will give the viewer the chance to see first dates develop into second dates answering that eternal question ‘what happens next’. Maitre-D Fred will be on hand as always to deliver a bespoke first date like no other. The First Dates Hotel will be the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life; an oasis of romance where daters can concentrate on one thing and one thing only – finding love.”
Commissioning Editor, Madonna Benjamin adds: “This is the ultimate First Dates experience with an exciting opportunity to find a partner in an irresistibly exotic location. It offers a delightful opportunity to date in a host of thrilling and highly romantic ways. “
For the past three years, First Dates have brought to us a contemporary but romantic alternative to the frustrations of modern dating. Now, for daters looking to take the next big step, First Dates is opening a hotel for a variety of people from all different backgrounds and ages.