|Premiere||September 26, 2014|
Set in the titular hotel, the series stars a monster family that runs the hotel: father Furgus Fuzz, mother Funella Furchester and daughter Phoebe Furchester-Fuzz. Elmo appears in the series as Phoebe's cousin, who is taking an extended stay at the hotel due to his fascination with it. Cookie Monster appears as the room-service and dining room waiter. Also appearing is Isabell, a character with a bell in her head for the guests to ring.
The series promotes problem solving, as the monsters try to figure out issues developed by their unique Muppet guests. Fifty-two, 11-minute episodes were produced beginning in February 2014 MediaCityUK in Salford.
Beginning in November 2014, full episodes began being posted weekly to SesameStreet's YouTube Channel and Sesame Go. In January 2015, episodes were made available for purchase in the iTunes Store. A Norwegian dub of the show, Fagerpels Hotell, debuted in May 2015. In August 2015, a Spanish dub was included in the Plaza Sésamo spin-off, Sesame Amigos.
In February 2016, it was announced that a second season of the series was commissioned to start taping in May. The season will consist of 50 episodes (as well as a double-length Christmas special) and will feature guest appearances by Big Bird, Count von Count and the Martians. The season will premiere on October 31.
- Developed By and Lead Writer: Belinda Ward
- Educational Consultants: Rosemarie T. Truglio, Autumn Zitani, Professor Anna Craft, Jessica DeSalvo
- Composers and Musical Directors: Andrew Blythe and Marten Joustra
- Directors: Jack Jameson and Helen Scott
- Writers: Molly Boylan, Steve Cannon, Ian Carney, Chris Chantler, Simon Davies, Christine Ferraro, Michael Goldberg, Katherine Jakeways, Andrew Jones, Stuart Kenworthy, Emma Millions, Davey Moore, Ciaran Murtagh, George Poles, Howard Read, Luis Santeiro, Kathy Waugh
- Sarah Burgess as Phoebe Furchester-Fuzz
- Ryan Dillon as Elmo
- Louise Gold as Funella Furchester
- Andy Heath as pillow in the theme song
- David Rudman as Cookie Monster
- Andrew James Spooner as Furgus Fuzz
- Mak Wilson as Harvey P. Dull, Gonger and others
- Warrick Brownlow-Pike
- Rebecca Nagan
- Neil Sterenberg
- Julie Westwood
- Paul Currie
- Damian Farrell
- Michael Winsor
- Assistant Puppeteers:
- Julia Frost
- Family Puppet Designer: Ed Christie
- Executive Producers: Carol-Lynn Parente and Tony Reed
- ↑ Sesame Workshop press release
- ↑ "Big Bird and Elmo arrive as The Furchester Hotel returns to MediaCityUK", PolificNorth.com, October 13, 2016
- ↑ Communication with performer by Anthony T.
- "Sesame Street Muppets Elmo and Cookie head to UK in new series from Sesame Workshop and CBeebies". BBC.com. October 7, 2013.
- "Cookie Monster and Elmo to join CBeebies" (brief video) BBC.com. 7 October 7, 2013.