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Hotel Geeks, Set Your DVRs: 'Hotel Impossible' Will Premiere on April 9

February 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM | by | ()

People. You now know exactly what we will be doing on April 9 at 10pm ET/PT. We'll be watching the very first episode of Hotel Impossible on the Travel Channel!

The half one-hour show features Anthony Melchiorri as he goes about fixing troubled hotels and inns. We reported on the show's filming last week but Travel Channel has now given us some more detes on what to expect from the show. And more importantly, what hotels will be featured:

Each episode features a hotel fighting for its life. Melchiorri secretly scouts the property and identifies its biggest problems. He then meets with the staff from front desk receptionists to housekeeping to the owners themselves to determine the key operation issues. These owners could risk losing their hotels if Melchiorri’s renovations do not work! After coming up with a plan and prescribing the changes that need to be made, Melchiorri revamps and re-motivates the staff and transforms the hotel. Whether it is demonstrating the proper way to pour a glass of wine or gutting and redecorating a lobby, Melchiorri knows how to turn a failing hotel into a bustling tourist destination.

Melchiorri also apparently has a "tough-love style" that is hard to swallow. Is this the Simon Cowell of the hotel renovations world? We can only hope.

The premier episode will feature the Gurney's Inn in Montauk, New York--a family-run resort and spa that is in need of some serious modernization and a reality check as the family who runs the resort doesn't even read their online reviews. Melchiorri is also appalled by the resort's terrible service but ends up finding a solution in a "surprising place." The resort will also get a new lobby and some staff re-training in hopes of turning the place into a Hamptons' hot spot.

Other (independent) hotels to be featured on Hotel Impossible include: The Penguin Hotel, Miami, FL; Motel New Yorker, Miami, FL; Ocean Manor, Fort Lauderdale, FL; The Purple Orchid Resort & Spa, Livermore, CA; Hotel Corpus Christi Bayfront, Corpus Christi, TX; La Jolla Cove Suites, La Jolla, CA; and Bromley Sun Lodge, Peru, VT.

We're so excited we might just have to put together a viewing party. Interested?

[Photo: Anthony Melchiorri/Facebook]

Archived Comments:

The Brits

It's funny that Simon Cowell is mentioned in this story, because I was thinking of another Brit and another show that sounds even MORE similar!  This almost sounds like Kitchen Nightmares for Hotels!  Gordon Ramsey being the equivalent.

Diese Hotels

Wie man sieht, es ist nichts unmöglich.
Zu diese Hotels werden noch viele andere dazu kommen.
Die Britten sind lustig und erfolgreich.