Premiered: September 21, 1983, on ABC
Premise: For five years, audiences checked in to a cushy drama set at San Francisco's ritzy St. Gregory, where visitors found considerably more than a free bar of soap. They encountered romance, glamour and excitement in this Aaron Spelling series, based on Arthur Hailey's novel (which was first a 1967 movie with Rod Taylor). Bette Davis was tapped for the show, but because of illness, only appeared in the pilot. `Hotel' guest stars included Elizabeth Taylor, Alec Baldwin and Johnny Depp.