South Place Hotel or
The Blackwood Hotel
As the year comes to a close and we reminisce on the highs South Place Hotel has experienced, one that springs to mind is our big TV break in the BBC series, The Bodyguard. Yes – that’s right, if you’ve been traipsing the internet trying to find the famous ‘Blackwood Hotel’ well then look no further, as we can reveal the destination is in fact our very own South Place.
Within the series, The Bodyguard, David Budd (Richard Madden) is assigned as a body guard to Home Secretary, Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes) before being framed as the murder of Julia – unravelling conspiracy and police corruption.
Starring as the famous Blackwood Hotel, South Place transforms into the safe house/hotel for Home Secretary, Julia Montague, whilst Suite 610 becomes the hot bed of passion and heated debates.
To no surprise, The Bodyguard became the most watched TV drama since records began, with a series finale amounting to an audience of 17.1 million. Our excitement was spiked again in November when Richard Madden confirmed he and writer of The Bodyguard, Jed Mercurio had met to discuss a second series.
What will happen in the next series of The Bodyguard? Who will Richard Madden guard next? And will South Place Hotel – Blackwood Hotel feature as the safe house again? Keep your eyes peeled!