Banijay to Bring The Fortune Hotel Global


Banijay has acquired the global distribution rights to ITV1 and ITVX’s reality entertainment series The Fortune Hotel.

Banijay will represent the format, which sees ten pairs of contestants arrive at the titular hotel, where each are given a briefcase. Eight are empty, one has an early checkout card, and one has a £250,000 prize. Banijay Rights will handle finished tape sales.

Every day, contestants have the chance to uncover who has which case through playing challenges. The climax of each episode is the case swap, where each pair must decide whether to keep their case or swap. Whoever is left holding the case with the early checkout card will leave the show.

The Fortune Hotel will launch on ITV1 and ITVX in 2024. The series is produced by Tuesday’s Child, which also retains the rights to produce the format in the U.S.

Helen Greatorex, head of format acquisitions at Banijay, and Simon Cox, executive VP of content and acquisitions at Banijay Rights, said in a joint statement: “Building on our excellent long-standing partnership with Tuesday’s Child, we’re thrilled to now partner on The Fortune Hotel, the edge-of-your-seat competition series that provides twists aplenty in a fabulous sunny location. We’re excited by the potential for this format to travel across our production footprint and beyond and are in no doubt both format and finished series will resonate globally with viewers worldwide.”

Karen Smith, managing director of Tuesday’s Child, added: “We’re delighted to, once again, be working with Banijay on this new high-paced event series, continuing our ever-fruitful partnership, which began with global format sensation LEGO Masters.”