HGTV greenlights Costa Rica-set reno series “Building Paradise”

March 20, 2023

By Justin Anderson, Realscreen

HGTV has greenlit a new series, Building Paradise, set to premiere in 2024, focused on the renovation of a hotel in South America.

The six-episode series will document high-end hospitality and building experts Luke Shantz and Steph Sitt on their journey to overhaul a rickety motel into a dreamy boutique hotel in the Costa Rican surf town of Jacó. With their two young daughters along for the ride, the couple will collaborate with a local designer and builder to bring the hotel to life.

“Luke and Steph are bringing HGTV viewers along on their adventure of a lifetime and the stakes couldn’t be higher,” said Loren Ruch, head of content for HGTV in a release. “Set against the stunning Costa Rican coastline, Building Paradise is quintessential escapist programming that will have home renovation fans returning week after week.”

Building Paradise is produced by Cineflix Productions.