STATUS: previously in development (2003-2004 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release) The water is warm and blue. The sun is bright. The visitors are well-heeled, well-oiled, and beautiful. Welcome to the shimmering beaches of the Bahamas and the fantastic Hotel de Bleu... Little-known outside the private-jet set, Hotel de Bleu is a hideaway for the international elite. The patient and discreet manager knows all his check-ins have two things in common: money and notoriety. His next guest could be a celebrity fleeing a scandal, a Mafioso dodging a hit-man, a hunted terrorist with a price on her head or a captain of industry refusing to go down with a shipful of investors. For the staff of Hotel de Bleu, working and living at arm's length from the powerful and notorious creates a cosmos of temptations. Is the beautiful young pool attendant willing to trade an hour of love for the money she desperately needs? Will the video security chief erase his tapes or sell the pictures and risk revenge? Should the young housekeeper gamble with deportation and the ruin of her family to prevent a suicide? Out on the beach, the Caribbean sun may be hot, but in the air-conditioned suites of Hotel de Bleu, staffers are playing with fire. With all the glitter of Hotel and the wish-fulfillment of Fantasy Island, Naked Hotel is a bold and surprising hour of addictive television.