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El hotel de los secretos

El hotel de los secretos

El hotel de los secretos is a Mexican telenovela produced by Roberto Gómez Fernández for Televisa. It is an adaptation of the Spanish series Gran Hotel created by Ramón Campos, Gema R. Neira and Carlos Sedes.

The series stars Irene Azuela, Erick Elías, Diana Bracho and Daniela Romo.

In 1908 Julio Olmedo (Erick Elías) and Isabel Alarcón (Irene Azuela) travel on the same train heading to the Gran Hotel, the Alarcón family business.

Julio travels to look for his twin sister, Cristina Olmedo (Ximena Herrera), who has stopped writing to him for a few months, while Isabel responds to a call from her mother, the matriarch Teresa de Alarcón (Diana Bracho), who has arranged her marriage to Diego Montejo (Jorge Poza), to whom she hands over the management of the Gran Hotel.

But in addition to Cristina's disappearance, a series of murders occur in the town where the hotel is located, so detective Ayala (Jesús Ochoa) arrives from the capital to clarify these events; however, during his stay the mysteries around the place increase and it is growingly difficult to decipher them.

Julio Olmedo enters as a waiter at the Gran Hotel where he meets Andrés Salinas (Carlos Rivera), the son of the hotel's housekeeper, Ángela (Daniela Romo). A great friendship is born between Julio and Andrés that over time turns into brotherhood. Therefore, Andrés helps Julio investigate what happened to his sister.

The Gran Hotel is where the best families of the time come to spend their days of rest and recreation, without knowing that love and death wander within, since mysteries accumulate day by day. At the same time, the love between Isabel and Julio grows more and more, with both being willing to face all the obstacles of the period, including society.

  • Irene Azuela as Isabel Alarcón
  • Erick Elías as Julio Olmedo
  • Diana Bracho as Teresa de Alarcón
  • Daniela Romo as Ángela Gómez
  • Jorge Poza as Diego Montejo
  • Carlos Rivera as Andrés Salinas
  • Dominika Paleta as Sofia Alarcón
  • Alejandro de la Madrid as Alfredo Vergara
  • Ilse Salas as Belén García
  • Pablo Cruz Guerrero as Felipe Alarcón
  • Jesús Ochoa as Detective Serapio Ayala
  • Eduardo España as Dagoberto Suárez
  • Juan Carlos Barreto as Lupe
  • Luis Gatica as Genaro
  • Claudia Ríos as Melibea
  • Regina Blandón as Matilde
  • Josh Gutiérrez as Jacinto
  • Arantza Ruiz as Violeta
  • Silvia Mariscal as Elisa
  • Luis Couturier as Benjamín Nieto
  • Queta Lavat as Mrs. Limantour
  • Juan Ferrara as Lázaro

The start of production was confirmed on October 26, 2015, in the forum 10 of Televisa San Ángel, and concluded on May 16, 2016. The production team and the cast lasted seven months recording the telenovela. The series was recorded with film technique and the directors of photography were Luis García and Diego Tenorio; The stage direction was the responsibility of Francisco Franco and Ana Lorena Pérez-Ríos. For the costumes 250 people were involved to create more than 13 thousand pieces.

The series is set in Mexico at the beginning of the 20th century. The main stage where the telenovela is developed was a building of neoclassical architecture, whose construction dates from 1910 and that at the time hosted the largest psychiatric in Mexico. La Castañeda, which is currently located in Amecameca, State of Mexico, was the main location for the development of the series. Santa María Regla, Hidalgo, was the stage that was adapted principally for the town that appeared in the series. In order to create the town in Santa Maria, scenarios such as canteen, offices, a brothel, a bakery, a telegraph, a pharmacy, the market, the seamstress's house, a shop and street stands were recreated. The series was recorded in several locations such as; Mexico City, Morelos, Hidalgo, Mexico state, Aguascalientes, and in forums of Televisa San Ángel.

The first soundtrack of the series, titled El hotel de los secretos, was released on June 21, 2016.

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