THE final episode of Alex Polizzi’s My Hotel Nightmare special aired at her very own £2 million Alfriston hotel last night.

Episode three focused on the progress being made in the refurbishment of the 15th century inn, including the bedrooms in the sixties block and the new outside courtyard.

Alex bought The Star with her mum, Olga, back in 2019 as part of their Polizzi Collection.

The other hotels they own are Hotel Tresanton in Cornwall and Hotel Endsleigh in Devon.

Alex helped her mum run both hotels, but is now taking on one for herself with the newly-refurbished, The Star, Alfriston.

The Argus: Pictures from The Polizzi Collection.Pictures from The Polizzi Collection.

In last night’s episode there was still a lot of work to be done, with a new valve in the kitchen that needed to be put in, fitting a staircase and painting some of the walls among many other tasks.

One builder commented that “it would only take a piece of granite not to turn up, there’s lots of thing that could happen that would stop it from being completed.”

He added: “Everything makes me nervous and concerned a little bit but not like the reception area does. We will do all we can to make sure it opens when it should.”

Alex also voiced her concerns about the hotel being ready for opening.

She said: “Will the hotel be ready and will I have enough staff to serve everybody? I’ve got a lot of practical stuff that I’m still trying to work out.

“I just feel battered. I’m just running out of days.”

The car park was transformed into a courtyard space for guests but required a lot of work.

Meanwhile, the eyesore sixties block was refurbished and given Juliet balconies for each room so that guests can look out on the courtyard.

The Argus: The refurbished courtyard in The Star.The refurbished courtyard in The Star.

Alex also received a big delivery of furniture for the bedrooms of the sixties block.

She stated it was “very satisfying” to see it coming together.

Despite the progress being made, Alex had stresses with the lack of kitchen staff to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

One chef commented that they “have 40 per cent of what they need” in terms of kitchen staff.

Despite the last minute manic rush to get the hotel ready in May, the hotel managed to open on June 14.

However, on the first day of opening Alex stated that a builder was still painting a wall at 11.00am when guests were due to arrive at 12.00pm.

The Argus: The Star offers rooms from £190 a night.The Star offers rooms from £190 a night.

The Star offers rooms from £190 a night, as well as extra beds for kids for £50 and dogs cost £25 to have stay at the hotel. Cots for babies come at no charge.

Alex Polizzi’s My Hotel Nightmare aired last night at 9.00pm and all three episodes are available to watch on catch up by visiting Channel 5’s website.

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