'Hotel Paranormal': Release date, plot, narrator, trailer and all you need to know about the new Travel Channel series

The series follows the chilling real-life accounts from those who have come face-to-face with ghosts of hotel guests past


                            'Hotel Paranormal': Release date, plot, narrator, trailer and all you need to know about the new Travel Channel series
Dan Aykroyd(Getty Images)

You find yourself lodging in a renowned hotel with hopes of getting a good night's sleep.  The clean sheets and fluffy pillows are calling out your name, but the minute your head hits the pillow you notice something's off. Like the lights, that you don't remember messing with or maybe the sound of someone playing the piano at the dead of night. It's highly likely that your hotel may also be home to otherworldly visitors, who were once patrons but decided they never wanted to leave. Travel Channel's new series 'Hotel Paranormal', follows the chilling real-life accounts from those who have come face-to-face with ghosts of hotel guests past.

Release date

'Hotel Paranormal' premieres Saturday, beginning July 11 at 10|9c on Travel Channel.

Plot

The show follows a series of true-life testimonials of paranormal encounters in hotels from staff and visiting patrons. It features dramatic re-creations, while a paranormal expert also dishes out some terrifying revelations that will certainly send a chill up your spine. Comprising of 10 episodes of one hour each, 'Hotel Paranormal' recounts ghostly encounters from visitors and hotel staff at grand hotels, highway motels, and inns around the world. Expect to see random objects flying across rooms and even ancient spirits roaming the lobbies.

Episodes

Paranormal Predator: A salesman who finds lodge for a night is possessed by the spirit of a murderer at a motel. Teenagers free an ancient evil entity in a European hostel. A journalist fights against a supernatural perpetrator in a quaint inn in New England. 

A Dark History: A slew of supernatural activity forces the hotel owner to dig up buried secrets. A hotel chef is terrorized by the ghost of a lady in red. A young boy is tormented by a dark apparition at a luxury hotel. 

Paranormal Target: A security guard chases after a mysterious intruder at an isolated luxury hotel. A paranormal entity follows two hikers back to their hotel room. A demonic presence accosts a widow at a small-town bed-and-breakfast.

Territorial Spirits: Renovations at an infamous hotel in Arizona irks other-worldly dwellers. The ghost of murderous pirate attacks a porter. A woman has a chilling encounter with the ghost of a dead teenager at an old inn. 

When Ghosts Attach: A spectral bride appears on the hotel balcony of a skeptic, instilling his belief in the paranormal. A father and daughter are attacked by ghostly orphans. A man has a terrifying encounter with the spirit of a serial killer at a roadside motel. 

Haunted by Many: A cocktail waitress is attacked by various malevolent spirits at a hotel bar. The owner of a bed-and-breakfast fights off a succubus while renovating a former brothel. 

Confined Spirits: A romantic getaway for a couple, turns dark with terror. A front-desk clerk is tormented by shadowy apparitions whilst on night-shift. A security guard has a ghostly encounter in the haunted bathroom of a glitzy California hotel. 

The Witching Hour: A bed-and-breakfast owner is attacked by a malicious entity in the middle of the night. A couple is shaken awake in their bed by a spirit. A woman lodging at a seedy motel gets an eerie phone call. 

Dark Secrets: A hotel owner is on a quest to save an entity from being consumed by dark forces haunting the property. A woman is confronted by a ghostly maid, whilst basking int the luxury of a four-star hotel spa. 

Evil Residents: At an upscale California hotel, a security guard comes face to face with a well-dressed ghost. A woman is left with scratches from an invisible assailant.  A young girl sees a shadow man walk through the walls of her hotel suite. 

Narrator

Comedian/actor Dan Aykroyd visits at SiriusXM Studios on April 11, 2013 in New York City (Getty Images)

 The dramatized re-creations of these true-life stories call for a narrator familiar with the paranormal to recount the incident comprehensively. And who better to do it, than a Ghostbuster himself?  Acclaimed writer, actor, and filmmaker Dan Aykroyd, best known for his portrayal of Ray Stantz in the classic film franchise, 'Ghostbusters' is assuming the role of the narrator for the series. The 67-year-old is no stranger to the unexplained and knows exactly what is to come. 

“As a longtime believer in ghosts, I think the incredible encounters we’re highlighting on ‘Hotel Paranormal’ will open up a lot of minds and hopefully break through some of the skepticism people carry about the paranormal,” said Aykroyd in  Travel Channel press release. “I’m excited to lend my voice to help bring viewers across the United States, these gripping real-life ghost stories, many of which take place in their own backyards.”

Showrunners

“Hotel Paranormal” is produced by Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Studios company, for Travel Channel. For Saloon Media, the executive producers are Michael Kot and Betty Orr, and Sarah Zammit is the series producer. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Cathy Garland.

Trailer

We will update this space with the official trailer for 'Hotel Paranormal' soon.

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