Hotel Impossible: More Five-Star Luxury Resorts

Looking to soak up the lap of luxury on your next vacation? In Hotel Impossible: Five-Star Secrets, Anthony Melchiorri pinpoints the world's most desirable accommodations, including the Bahamas' Atlantis Resort and New York City's Palace Hotel. 

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Anthony Melchiorri

Anthony Melchiorri

Hotel Impossible host, Anthony Melchiorri, presents a red appointment book to the concierge at Gurney's Inn & Spa in Montauk, NY. 960 1280

  

Beautiful Beach

Beautiful Beach

A view of Gurney's Inn & Spa’s beautiful beach. 960 1280

  

Staff Meeting

Staff Meeting

Demonstrating to Anthony that he has heeded his advice, restaurant manager John Lomitola conducts a lineup inspection of his staff. 960 1280

  

The Monte Family

The Monte Family

The Monte family, current managers of Gurney's Inn, listen attentively to Anthony's advice. 960 1280

  

Private Nook

Private Nook

In a private nook overlooking the sea salt pool, guests can cool off and relax while snacking on fresh fruit slices. 960 1280

  

John Lomitola

John Lomitola

Restaurant manager John Lomitola has a few choice words for one staff member during the lineup inspection as Anthony looks on. 960 1280

  

Awestruck Glance

Awestruck Glance

After the hotel lobby reveal, Angelo and Paul Monte quietly express their amazement as Candice and concierge Maureen Keller exchange an awestruck glance. 960 1280

  

Five Hundred A Night

Five Hundred A Night

The view alone from the seaside cottages at Gurney's Inn merits the $500 per night sticker price. 960 1280

  

The Owners of the New Yorker Hotel

The Owners of the New Yorker Hotel

Hotel owners Walter and Shirley pose in front of the New Yorker Boutique Hotel in Miami with their 3 daughters. 960 1280

  

Anthony Discusses the Courtyard

Anthony Discusses the Courtyard

Anthony discusses the New Yorker Boutique Hotel's courtyard with Walter and Shirley. 960 1280

  

The Crew Films Anthony

The Crew Films Anthony

The crew films on the pool deck as Anthony discusses ways to bring in new business with the owners. 960 1280

  

Designer Blanche Garcia

Designer Blanche Garcia

Designer Blanche Garcia describes her plans to head contractor Jorge. 960 1280

  

The New Yorker at Dusk

The New Yorker at Dusk

An outside view of the New Yorker at dusk. 960 1280

  

Anthony Chats With Walter and Shirley

Anthony Chats With Walter and Shirley

Anthony chats with Walter, Shirley and the man responsible for putting together the motel’s breakfast buffet. 960 1280

  

Anthony and the New Yorker Hotel Staff

Anthony and the New Yorker Hotel Staff

Anthony has a heart-to-heart with the staff. 960 1280

  

Name Badges

Name Badges

Anthony has name badges made for every employee of the New Yorker. 960 1280

  

Anthony and Charles

Anthony and Charles

Anthony and Charles go over the design for the shuttle van's car wrap. 960 1280

  

The Courtyard Before Renovation

The Courtyard Before Renovation

The hotel's courtyard before Anthony and his team get their hands dirty and renovation begins. 960 1280

  

View From the Beach

View From the Beach

A view from the beach of the Dream Inn in Daytona, FL. 960 1280

  

Anthony Talks to the GM

Anthony Talks to the GM

A headboard falls off the wall as Anthony talks to the general manager of Dream Inn in Daytona, FL, about the cleanliness of a room. 960 1280

  

Anthony Takes a Walk

Anthony Takes a Walk

Anthony takes a walk on the beach with the hotel’s owner, Cindy. 960 1280

  

Statue in Bad Condition

Statue in Bad Condition

Anthony confronts the owners about the condition of a statue right outside the lobby. 960 1280

  

Lobby Before Renovation

Lobby Before Renovation

A view of the lobby before renovation begins. 960 1280

  

Anthony and Blanche

Anthony and Blanche

Anthony tells his go-to interior designer Blanche that the pool area desperately needs her help. 960 1280

  

Pool Before Renovation

Pool Before Renovation

A view of the pool before renovation begins. 960 1280

  

Dolphin Statues

Dolphin Statues

Anthony finds that there are dolphin statues everywhere at the Dream Inn -- and they are not well maintained. Unacceptable! 960 1280

  

American Hotel Register

American Hotel Register

Blanche receives a large order of new sheets and amenities from American Hotel Register, a leading supplier of hotel products nationwide, for all of the hotel’s rooms. 960 1280

  

Room Before Renovation

Room Before Renovation

A view of one of the rooms before renovation begins. 960 1280

  

The Groundskeeper

The Groundskeeper

Anthony talks to Steve, the hotel's groundskeeper. 960 1280

  

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