"Hotel Amazon" (TV show) is a reality series on the Travel Channel.

If you build it, they will come! Deep in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon, two childhood friends, Rusty Johnson and Stephan Jablonski, have left behind the comforts of home in New York to attempt to build a world-class resort in this exotic locale.

Johnson — a wildlife lecturer and humanitarian — pursues his dream of opening up a top-notch resort in the Amazonian jungle with the financial help of Jablonski — a New York firefighter and a winner on popular game show "Wheel of Fortune" — who risks all of his winnings to invest in making his longtime friend's dream hotel a reality. Over the course of the season, the friendship will be tested as they struggle to adapt to a wilderness filled with relentless downpours, thieving monkeys, limited essential supplies and more than just a few peculiar locals.

In the premiere episode, Jablonski is eager to check in on the progress of the hotel and joins Johnson in Peru. When he arrives at the remote jungle location for the first time, Jablonski is shocked to learn that there is no electricity for construction, no ready access to supplies, very little work has been completed and the local villagers work on "jungle time." Tempers flare as Jablonski, Johnson and the villagers struggle to work together and keep the project from falling apart before it's even begun. If they want the resort doors open for business before the six-month long rainy season begins, the friends-turned-business-partners must adjust to their surroundings and the drastic lifestyle differences between the Amazon and New York.

"Hotel Amazon" is produced by Crazy Legs for Travel Channel. For Crazy Legs, the executive producer is Tom Cappello. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Patrick McManamee.


Network: Travel Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: March 9, 2015
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Crazy Legs

Friends Struggle to Build 'Hotel Amazon' — Premiering Monday, March 9, the new Travel Channel reality series follows Rusty Johnson and Stephan Jablonski as they tackle harsh jungle weather, poisonous snakes and lack of supplies in order to open their dream hotel. Read more...

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