A big city hotelier finds her promotion is based on returning to her hometown and restructuring the Mt. Holly Inn, where she got her start, which the townspeople are less than thrilled about.
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“Helping each other out … that’s what friends are for …” and keeping promises that impact people’s lives is much more important than ruining dreams for the sake of your own self-centered ambitions.
Big city hotelier, Erin (Tatyana Ali), is excited when she gets a call from Bianca Wyndsor (Erika Walter), the ultimate owner of the most prestigious hotels on two continents. She wants to talk to Erin in person, but she says, ”Don’t worry, it’s all good.” Erin just knows it’s that hotel manager position in Rome! But when Bianca announces Erin has been selected to head up the restoration of the Wyndsor hotel in her hometown of Garland Grove, Erin is more than shocked! She has three weeks to pull it all together for the investors. If she does, she’s off to her dream job as manager of the Wyndsor Hotel in Rome!
Protesters are demonstrating at the hotel site. No one wants a big chain hotel in this town where all the businesses are run by locals. When she bumps into an old friend, Connor (Sean Patrick Thomas), who is heading up the protest, the friendliness diminishes quickly and they both jump to conclusions about each other. Erin takes a firm stand with the protesters and tells them the hotel is here to stay. Bianca is not happy when she hears about the protests. Erin better pull this off, or Rome is out of the question.
The townspeople are delighted with Erin’s fabulous idea of making the hotel outrageously unique within the Wyndsor chain. And when Erin discovers Connor’s world-class culinary and holiday decorating talents, it’s a match made for Christmas … and for romance! Connor can hardly believe that his dream of opening a high-end restaurant is going to happen! The investors are impressed with Erin… and with Connor’s delicious cuisine!
However, no waiting around for the grand opening as Bianca announces they must leave immediately for Rome to secure the property for the new hotel, and she is hiring a world-renowned chef to take over the restaurant. Suddenly everything changes in Erin’s world. She realizes she is destroying Connor’s dream to build her own. Will she be honest with herself, sort out what’s really important, and take a chance on love and happiness and make the most challenging decisions of her life?
This delightful Christmas movie, with an excellent cast and great script, will end much too soon and is Dove-approved for all ages!
The Dove Take:
Christmas Hotel emphasizes how inclusiveness, thoughtfulness and kindness can bring about the most wonderful once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and lead to an amazing unforeseen happiness.