Ex-residents of Dubai starred on the British TV Show, The Great Hotel Escape, which aired on Monday. Isn’t that super cool?
Stef Burgon and Simon Mark Hunt lived in the UAE for 12 years. In 2014, they went for a road trip around Scotland and found a pretty old castle and decided to buy it.
Now, 5 years later, they’re running a full luxury B&B at Kilmartin Castle after renovating and restoring the 16th-century building.
The couple were changing their mortgage to a hotel business loan, and as luck would have it, their broker was contacted by producers of the British TV show.
Their broker put them through to the producers and voilà, things only went uphill from there.
And so, they landed themselves in an episode on The Great Hotel Escape.
The show is presented by ex-hoteliers and Gogglebox stars, Steph and Dom Parker. It will follow their entire progress over the seven months of renovations the Kilmartin Castle went through.
While in the UAE, Burgon used to appear on The Ticket on Dubai Eye, and Hunt was a creative director.
They took a risk and moved to Scotland, and the gamble definitely paid off! They’re now earning about Dhs300,000 for renting it out on AirBnB.