The news first broke in July when Crawley was identified during shooting and a production insider confirmed the place to People“ The resort is basically a protective bubble,” the insider said. “Nobody is reoccuring. The cast and team arrived prior to shooting started and invested a couple of days getting used to all the required procedures.” When taking a look at the resort’s website in August, it was much more obvious that something was taking place there, as appointments were entirely blocked off up until Sept. 3, or around the time filming ended( reservations are now open). Checking was a top concern, of course, given that the show actually depends upon close contact and physical and psychological intimacy. In some methods, it acted as a little bit of a testing ground for how some TELEVISION and film productions have actually resumed recording this fall and will continue into the winter: if procedures like frequent screening, production seclusion, and a physical “bubble” can work well sufficient to enable the kind of proximity and interaction seen on The Bachelorette, those exact same protocols could work well enough to enable some semblance of normalcy (i.e. kissing or battle scenes) on other shows.
La Quinta worked particularly well for a production like The Bachelorette due to the fact that it’s got all the physical characteristics that a production like this requirements. Aside from the exotic locations, it’s pretty much a Bachelor season in a bubble– which is most likely precisely what the production team was looking for