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CAMBRIDGE -- The atmosphere at the Cambridge Hotel is about to get pretty hellish.

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay will be filming his new series "Hotel Hell" there this week.

Ramsay, who has starred in television shows "Hell’s Kitchen" and "Kitchen Nightmares," is infamous for his quick temper, harsh criticism and prickly personality. In his new series, Ramsay will be revamping struggling hotels, including the inn in Washington County.

Cambridge Hotel management said they could not comment on the show.

According to the Fox Broadcasting Company’s website, the show centers of Ramsay and a team of hospitality experts who travel across the country to fix up hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts.

"From dirty bedrooms and mold-ridden bathrooms, to incompetent staff or customer service that’s not up to par, Ramsay and his team will work with the hotel employees to turn these hapless establishments around," according to Fox. "Ramsay will go head-to-head with the owners and staff, raising the tension to maximum capacity."

A group of seven owners purchased the Cambridge Hotel in 2007. It was built in 1885 and restored in 1999. Past owners of the hotel have run into financial difficulties and foreclosures, and it has changed hands about a dozen times.

The historic inn is said to be the birthplace of apple pie a la mode.

According to the Cambridge Hotel website and Facebook page, the hotel is open to guests during filming from Wednesday through Sunday.

However, producers indicated in an email last week that they had received an "overwhelming" number of reservation requests for Ramsay’s appearance and they were not accepting any more.

The producers added that the public could see the changes Ramsay makes to the hotel starting Jan. 30.


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