The movie opens on the pages of a storybook. Marty Bronson tells us how he started a small hotel the Sunny where he and his children Skeeter and Wendy lived. While Wendy sits behind the desk of the hotel, a young Skeeter dressed like a bellhop takes a couple's bags to their room. Marty tells his son a bedtime story before going downstairs to meet with Barry Nottingham. Skeeter comes downstairs to listen in. Seems Marty's hotel is going bankrupt and Nottingham is offering to buy it. He tells Marty that if he signs over the hotel, that he will keep Skeeter on and one day Skeeter may run the hotel.