Hotel Impossible: Running on Empty Pictures

With the Holbrooke Hotel owner stressed from event planning, bartending and leading the band, can Anthony get him to focus in time to save the 162-year-old landmark?

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Arriving at the Purple Orchid Inn Resort and Spa

Arriving at the Purple Orchid Inn Resort and Spa

Anthony arrives at the Purple Orchid Inn Resort and Spa in Livermore, CA. 960 1280

  

Dirty Furniture on the Porch

Dirty Furniture on the Porch

Anthony points out dirty furniture sitting on the front porch of the Purple Orchid Inn. 960 1280

  

Sampling Local Wines and Olive Oils

Sampling Local Wines and Olive Oils

Anthony and the Eddys, owners of the Purple Orchid Inn, sample local wines and olive oils. 960 1280

  

Anthony Swirls His Wine

Anthony Swirls His Wine

Anthony and the director of marketing from the local Concannon Vineyard swirl their wine. 960 1280

  

Debra and Nicole Describe the Wine

Debra and Nicole Describe the Wine

Debra and Nicole describe the wines and olive oils provided for the Purple Orchid wine tasting event. 960 1280

  

Painting Over A Mural

Painting Over A Mural

Derek paints over the safari-themed mural in one of the rooms. 960 1280

  

Spa Specialist Philippe Therrien

Spa Specialist Philippe Therrien

Anthony meets spa specialist Philippe Therrien. 960 1280

  

The Gathering Table

The Gathering Table

Blanche unpacks pieces for the new "Gathering Table," a table that was inspired by a photo provided by the owners. 960 1280

  

Anthony and the Eddy Family

Anthony and the Eddy Family

Anthony and the owners pose in front of wine barrels at the local Concannon Vineyard. 960 1280

  

Purple Orchid Inn Resort and Spa

Purple Orchid Inn Resort and Spa

An exterior shot of the Purple Orchid Inn Resort and Spa. 960 1280

  

Before

Before

The deluxe 1-bedroom suite at La Jolla Cove Suites in La Jolla, CA. 960 1280

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After

After

Look at what a couple of cans of blue paint can do! 960 1280

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Before

Before

A view of the kitchen in the deluxe 1-bedroom suite. 960 1280

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After

After

With new brick tiles, granite countertops and blue paint, the kitchen is transformed. 960 1280

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Before

Before

The sink in the bathroom of the deluxe 1-bedroom suite. 960 1280

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After

After

Check out the new fixtures on the sink and new granite countertops in the bathroom. 960 1280

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Before

Before

The original bedding at the La Jolla Cove Suites. 960 1280

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After

After

The new bedding gives the suite a much more modern look. 960 1280

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Before

Before

The rusted metal furniture on the balcony before renovation. 960 1280

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After

After

The old furniture is replaced with a new, more comfortable wicker loveseat. 960 1280

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Alpenhof Lodge in Mammoth Lakes, CA

Alpenhof Lodge in Mammoth Lakes, CA

Anthony takes in the view of the entire Alpenhof Lodge from the balcony outside of his room. The Alpenhof is a 58-room lodge located in the snowy mountains of Mammoth Lakes, CA. 960 1280

  

Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain

Anthony and general manager Stacy meet with Jeni Shaver, one of the ticket managers at Mammoth Mountain. Stacy finds out that the lift ticket process isn't as hard as she thought it would be. 960 1280

  

Searching for Bed Bugs

Searching for Bed Bugs

Anthony checks under the sheets for dirt and bed bugs – luckily, he doesn't find either. 960 1280

  

Schaubmayer Family

Schaubmayer Family

Anthony explains to the Schaubmayer family why they should serve breakfast for their guests in the restaurant rather than in the lobby. 960 1280

  

Anthony Goes Snow-Plowing

Anthony Goes Snow-Plowing

Anthony decides to give the snow-plowing profession a shot. 960 1280

  

Anthony Checks in With Blanche

Anthony Checks in With Blanche

Anthony checks in with Blanche to see how the renovation is going. 960 1280

  

Room 104

Room 104

Anthony arrives at room 104 to do an initial room inspection. 960 1280

  

Lobby Before Renovation

Lobby Before Renovation

A look at the lobby before renovation begins. 960 1280

  

obert Schaubmayer in Petra's Restaurant

obert Schaubmayer in Petra's Restaurant

Anthony meets with Kirk and Robert Schaubmayer in Petra's restaurant, which they run, only to find out that their father is in charge of all the important decisions. 960 1280

  

Inspecting Room 104

Inspecting Room 104

Anthony inspects room 104 and lies on the bed to see how comfortable it is. 960 1280

  

Restaurant Before Renovation

Restaurant Before Renovation

A look at the restaurant before renovation begins. 960 1280

  

Heading to the Slopes

Heading to the Slopes

Anthony and Stacy head to the slopes. 960 1280

  

Robert Sr. Congratulates Anthony

Robert Sr. Congratulates Anthony

Robert Sr. congratulates Anthony on a job well done after giving him a Bobcat lesson and letting him plow the snow. 960 1280

  

Discussing the Strategy

Discussing the Strategy

Anthony meets with the Schaubmayer family to discuss the strategy chart. He shows them how much money they are losing compared to what their competitors are making. 960 1280

  


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