‘Grand Hotel’ Books Wendy Raquel Robinson & Shalim Ortiz
Former The Game star Wendy Raquel Robinson and Heroes alum Shalim Ortiz have booked series regular roles on ABC drama pilot Grand Hotel, from Eva Longoria, Brian Tanen and ABC Studios. Written by Tanen based on a Spanish format and directed by Ken Olin, Grand Hotel is a soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel, centering on the family who owns the business, the staff who run it and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior. Robinson will play Mrs. P, a lovable, no nonsense, staff manager at the hotel. Ortiz is Mateo, the Director of Guest Experiences at the hotel who knows every guest by name. Robinson starred on all nine seasons of The CW’s and later BET’s The Game. Recent credits include Disney Channel’s Descendants and Netflix’s Dear White People. She’s repped by Talent Works. Ortiz played Alejandro Herrera on Heroes and recurred on Ballers. He’s repped by Rothman/Andres Entertainment.