The Roxbury to be featured on 'America's Best Kept Secrets'


By Brian Sweeney
The Roxbury, one of the world’s most interesting lodging facilities, will be featured on “America’s Best Kept Secrets” on HGTV this Friday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m.

There are a lot of choices on TV these days and The Roxbury continues to pop up as a featured point of interest.

The Roxbury will also be spotlighted on two additional programs this spring. The facility’s not-so-ordinary fish tank will be explored on the Animal Planet show “Tanked,” on Friday, April 5 at 9 p.m.
Another portion of The Roxbury will be the focus when the TLC Network turns the cameras on the motel’s bath facilities for part of a new network series called “Amazing Bathrooms.” Filming for the episode will take place next Monday and the program is scheduled to air on April 20.
The Roxbury is the brainchild of Greg Henderson and Joe Massa. They have created a destination motel that features a dazzling array of “theme” rooms that have garnered international media attention.

On premier show
Greg told the News that this week’s airing on HGTV is hosted by Meg Caswell. She was the winner of the network’s “Design Stars” show two years ago and subsequently became the host of “Meg’s Great Rooms.” She now hosts “America’s Best Kept Secrets” and the Friday’s episode with The Roxbury will be the show’s premier. He said that Meg and the HGTV film crew stayed at The Roxbury last July to prepare for the show.

Secrecy has shrouded the motel’s unique fish tank that will be unveiled on “Tanked.”
“Animal Planet’s ‘Tanked’ will feature us much more because that show will reveal the full unveiling of the large aquarium that the show’s cast put into our newest suite, The Archaeologist’s Digs. They were here for many days filming that process,” Greg explained.

For the “Amazing Bathrooms” show, Greg said he received a call out of the blue from TLC personnel who told him they wanted to make a pitch to network executives the idea of highlighting The Roxbury’s bathrooms as a segment. The concept met with approval and film crews arrive next week to begin filming five or six bathrooms for the show.

Greg noted that viewers should check TV schedules for all of these episodes, since programming is subject to change.