‘El Hotel de Secretos’ Heads to Univision

Univision has set Jan. 25 as the start date for its first “whodunit style thriller,” an adaptation of the Spanish series Gran Hotel.

El Hotel de los Secretos (The Hotel of Secrets) combines mystery, danger and romance with the splendor of early 20th century Mexico as its backdrop and will air weeknights at 10 p.m. The Televisa-produced series is a Mexican adaption of the Spanish series Grand Hotel, which aired from fall 2011 through June 2013 on Antenna 3.

The series stars Mexican actress Irene Azuela as protagonist Alicia Alarcón; her co-star is singer Erick Elías (Porque el amor manda; El Color de la Pasión) as coprotagonist Julio Almedio.

Set in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, among other remote provincial towns, El Hotel de los Secretos is produced by Televisa veteran Roberto Gómez Fernández, the son of beloved Mexican comic Roberto Gómez Bolaños, a.k.a. “Chespirito.”

It’s not the only hotel-based thriller series making waves on U.S. television. El Hotel de los Secretos launches fresh on the heels of entertainer Lady Gaga’s Golden Globe Award win for her portrayal of The Countess in FX’s anthology series American Horror Story: Hotel.

In the U.S., the original Gran Hotel airs on Hispanic educational network Vme and became available on Netflix with English-language subtitles in June 2015.