April 03, 2012 08:53 PM by Shayla Perry
Tonight on the season finale of Bravo‘s Tabatha Takes Over, Tabatha Coffey is packing her bags and heading to L.A. to rescue a Bed & Breakfast. And this time, she’s sleeping over! Read on for all the highlights of Tabatha’s terrifying night at the Cinema Suites.
After converting her home to a Bed & Breakfast to help pay her mortgage, former Hollywood Reporter music columnist Dianne is drowning in debt and can’t understand why.
Dianne doesn’t have the best attitude, and is often found napping on the couch, while guests are doing their own dishes in the kitchen and not getting served breakfast.
In Dianne’s defense, she says that she didn’t want it to be a Bed and Breakfast, but no other word went with “Bed.” And yes, she’s dead serious.
After taking her keys and introducing herself to the staff, Tabatha inspects the Cinema Suites and is “gobsmacked” to find Dianne’s messy office in the dining room and rotting fruit out for the guests in the kitchen. The guests’ rooms are in need of updating and repair; not exactly the Hollywood treatment.
The staff is shocked when Tabatha says that she’s staying over to get a better sense of the state of Cinema Suites, but it doesn’t take long before she’s regretting her decision and curling up in bed with her heels on, afraid to step on anything with her bare feet.
The next morning, Tabatha talks to Dianne’s staff and learns that their concerns aren’t being heard by their boss, who’s more worried about partying and staying in touch with her friends in the industry.
Dianne’s heart isn’t in the business, and she resents the guests, viewing them more like freeloaders than paying customers. Can Tabatha turn things around?
To help the staff get some real experience, Tabatha takes them to an inn for a crash-course in hospitality. Everyone is amazed by the cleanliness of the inn and how inviting everything looks, but despite seeing it all, Dianne is still resistant to the change, and her daughter is beyond frustrated.
So, on to Plan B.
Tabatha has the staff spend the night together camping at the beach, and instead of delegating, Dianne has to be a team player and get her hands dirty.
After hearing what her staff members have to say, Dianne says she’s committed to doing what it takes to make Cinema Suites a success, but can she?
The guest rooms at the B&B have been renovated, but it’s up to Dianne and her crew to make the customers feel welcome.
Their guests from earlier in the week are back for the breakfast they paid for and never received, and they love the changes.
As new guests arrive, Dianne is like a different person, greeting people, sharing stories…. It’s amazing. Even better, she’s able to sustain the changes and make Cinema Suites her priority.
Tell us — What did you think of this season of Tabatha Takes Over?
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