Former X Factor host Luke Jacobz will return to television as the host of Seven’s upcoming Instant Hotel.
Described as a “competition series,” it sees home owners vie for the title of best ‘instant hotel’ by renting out their properties as accommodation. Teams will travel the country and stay in ‘hotels,’ judged on personal taste, precious belongings and price point.
“I’ve stayed in some of the best and worst hotels in the world,” said Jacobz. “But I think even the most mediocre hotel rooms can be improved with the right personal touches.
“I’m really keen to see what lengths teams will go to in transforming their homes in order to give other teams a taste of that hotel experience. And it’s going to be great to be a fly-on-the-wall when personal taste is not to everyone’s taste!”
Designer and former editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine Juliet Ashworth joins as judge.
“I’ve stayed in a number of homestay properties around the world – some fantastic and some not so fantastic – so I think this is a great opportunity to show people who are wanting to rent out their own home, what works and what doesn’t!” she said.
“Everyone has different ideas on what makes a stylish home but, when you’re charging people to stay there, certain rules must apply. I’m looking for cleanliness, comfort and reasonable value for money.”
Created by Seven Productions Instant Hotel will screen later this year.