Hotel Impossible: Season 2 Sneak Peek

Hotel fixer Anthony Melchiorri returns for a second season of Hotel Impossible. Get an exclusive first look at the new season and catch the premiere Monday, Dec., 3 @ 10|9c.

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Bardessono (Yountville, California)
Bardessono (Yountville, California)

Bardessono (Yountville, California)

Travelers know Napa Valley as wine country, but they may not know about this intimate-sized hotel where each room is designed to be a private spa. What sets Bardessono apart from others is its focus on sustainability and efficient use of both land and energy. From locally grown foods, complimentary yoga lessons and even a LEED Platinum Certification -- just one of only 3 hotels in the US to have such a designation -- this hotel marries sustainable design with service to make for a truly relaxing experience. 960 1280

Bardessono  

Waldorf Astoria Orlando (Orlando, Florida)

Waldorf Astoria Orlando (Orlando, Florida)

If you’re headed to Orlando, chances are you’ve got the whole family with you to visit many of the theme parks located there. Let the kids enjoy feeling like royalty all day long – you’ve got your own castle to return to as night falls. Waldorf Astoria Orlando is modern and luxurious with excellent service to match. Try the Bull and Bear -- one of a half-dozen in-house restaurants at the hotel -- that specialize in tableside food preparation that will give your eyes a treat before you eat. The hotel also includes a shuttle to the various Disney theme parks. 960 1280

Waldorf Astoria Orlando  

Hotel Andra (Seattle)

Hotel Andra (Seattle)

On a tree-lined avenue right around the corner from the Space Needle, you’ll find the Hotel Andra. This boutique hotel is designed with Scandinavian themes and it has a contemporary look. Try dining on-site at Lola, a farm-to-table restaurant. The hotel is perfectly situated close to Pike Place Market, one of the oldest public farmers markets in the US. You’ll also want to visit Chihuly Garden and Glass and the Museum of Flight -- two of Seattle’s most popular attractions. So grab your latte and explore. 960 1280

Hotel Andra  

Maui Four Seasons (Maui, Hawaii)

Maui Four Seasons (Maui, Hawaii)

If you’ve been looking for paradise, you needn’t look any further. I can tell you it’s in Hawaii. The Maui Four Seasons is second to none. It not only offers phenomenal accommodations, but also several pools, a relaxing spa and an art collection with more than 280 original pieces of art. This hotel is redefining the meaning of the word “service;” staff and management take care of everything – literally. Everything here is pure luxury with an “at your service approach” awaiting you at every turn. 960 1280

Four Seasons Resort Maui  

Triple Creek Ranch (Darby, Montana)

Triple Creek Ranch (Darby, Montana)

If you make your way to Darby, MT, head to the Triple Creek Ranch. You’ll find the main lodge and its deluxe cabins surrounded by the pines of Trapper Peak and incredible views of the mountainous surroundings. Catch a glimpse of wildlife, including bald eagles, and try your hand at the local sport, fly-fishing. With on-site gourmet dining, finish the day with a glass of wine from their stellar wine cellar that consistently wins Wine Spectator awards. 960 1280

Triple Creek Ranch  

The Raphael (Kansas City, Missouri)

The Raphael (Kansas City, Missouri)

If you’re traveling to the heartland, make it a point to stay at the Raphael Hotel, a historic property with service where attention to detail is paramount. Here, the staff truly takes pride in having you as their guest, including a complimentary valet and a welcome treat of truffles. With the jazz bar jumping with live music several nights a week, this hotel is filled with modern elegance while still holding onto its southern heritage -- right down to the fried green tomatoes on their menu. 960 1280

The Raphael  

Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Miami)

Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Miami)

Whatever your vacation style may be -- whether it’s indulging in a spa treatment, digging your toes into white sandy beaches or fine dining -- the Fontainebleau Miami Beach has you covered. Located near “Millionaire’s Row,” this oceanfront property was featured in numerous books, songs and movies, including the 1964 James Bond film, Goldfinger. With valet parking, fine accommodations and deluxe dining options, you’ll feel part of the elite crowd the moment you arrive. And no stay is complete without relaxing poolside at one of their cabanas. 960 1280

Fontainebleau Miami Beach  

Le Pavillon Hotel (New Orleans)

Le Pavillon Hotel (New Orleans)

If you’re headed to “The Big Easy,” try the historic Le Pavillon Hotel, located just outside the French Quarter, just 5 short blocks to the music clubs on Bourbon Street and famous restaurants and antique shops on Royal Street. Enjoy the hotel’s rooftop pool for amazing views of the city. But don’t fall asleep too early. When the clock strikes 10, head to the lobby for complimentary PB & Js -- a hotel tradition that started on Sept. 10, 1988. 960 1280

Le Pavillon Hotel  

Mandarin Oriental San Francisco (San Francisco)

Mandarin Oriental San Francisco (San Francisco)

At Mandarin Oriental San Francisco, I recommend booking the “bridge room” so that each day starts with exceptional views of the City by the Bay and nearby Bay Bridge. With an impeccably well-trained staff, don’t be surprised if the doorman remembers your name -- they’re known for that. This hotel is within walking distance to the TransAmerica Pyramid, Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square and Chinatown. 960 1280

Mandarin Oriental San Francisco  

Beaufort Inn (Beaufort, South Carolina)

Beaufort Inn (Beaufort, South Carolina)

What happens when you combine hotel service and charm? You get true southern hospitality, and the Beaufort Inn embodies that inside and out. This historic Victorian mansion has hardwood floors, fireplaces and cast iron claw-foot tubs, along with modern technologies and distinct amenities. While in town, take a carriage ride, attend a shrimp festival, charter a boat or just sit out on the verandah and relax. 960 1280

Beaufort Inn  

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Bardessono (Yountville, California)

Bardessono (Yountville, California)

Travelers know Napa Valley as wine country, but they may not know about this intimate-sized hotel where each room is designed to be a private spa. What sets Bardessono apart from others is its focus on sustainability and efficient use of both land and energy. From locally grown foods, complimentary yoga lessons and even a LEED Platinum Certification -- just one of only 3 hotels in the US to have such a designation -- this hotel marries sustainable design with service to make for a truly relaxing experience. 960 1280

Bardessono  

Waldorf Astoria Orlando (Orlando, Florida)

Waldorf Astoria Orlando (Orlando, Florida)

If you’re headed to Orlando, chances are you’ve got the whole family with you to visit many of the theme parks located there. Let the kids enjoy feeling like royalty all day long – you’ve got your own castle to return to as night falls. Waldorf Astoria Orlando is modern and luxurious with excellent service to match. Try the Bull and Bear -- one of a half-dozen in-house restaurants at the hotel -- that specialize in tableside food preparation that will give your eyes a treat before you eat. The hotel also includes a shuttle to the various Disney theme parks. 960 1280

Waldorf Astoria Orlando  

Hotel Andra (Seattle)

Hotel Andra (Seattle)

On a tree-lined avenue right around the corner from the Space Needle, you’ll find the Hotel Andra. This boutique hotel is designed with Scandinavian themes and it has a contemporary look. Try dining on-site at Lola, a farm-to-table restaurant. The hotel is perfectly situated close to Pike Place Market, one of the oldest public farmers markets in the US. You’ll also want to visit Chihuly Garden and Glass and the Museum of Flight -- two of Seattle’s most popular attractions. So grab your latte and explore. 960 1280

Hotel Andra  

Maui Four Seasons (Maui, Hawaii)

Maui Four Seasons (Maui, Hawaii)

If you’ve been looking for paradise, you needn’t look any further. I can tell you it’s in Hawaii. The Maui Four Seasons is second to none. It not only offers phenomenal accommodations, but also several pools, a relaxing spa and an art collection with more than 280 original pieces of art. This hotel is redefining the meaning of the word “service;” staff and management take care of everything – literally. Everything here is pure luxury with an “at your service approach” awaiting you at every turn. 960 1280

Four Seasons Resort Maui  

Triple Creek Ranch (Darby, Montana)

Triple Creek Ranch (Darby, Montana)

If you make your way to Darby, MT, head to the Triple Creek Ranch. You’ll find the main lodge and its deluxe cabins surrounded by the pines of Trapper Peak and incredible views of the mountainous surroundings. Catch a glimpse of wildlife, including bald eagles, and try your hand at the local sport, fly-fishing. With on-site gourmet dining, finish the day with a glass of wine from their stellar wine cellar that consistently wins Wine Spectator awards. 960 1280

Triple Creek Ranch  

The Raphael (Kansas City, Missouri)

The Raphael (Kansas City, Missouri)

If you’re traveling to the heartland, make it a point to stay at the Raphael Hotel, a historic property with service where attention to detail is paramount. Here, the staff truly takes pride in having you as their guest, including a complimentary valet and a welcome treat of truffles. With the jazz bar jumping with live music several nights a week, this hotel is filled with modern elegance while still holding onto its southern heritage -- right down to the fried green tomatoes on their menu. 960 1280

The Raphael  

Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Miami)

Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Miami)

Whatever your vacation style may be -- whether it’s indulging in a spa treatment, digging your toes into white sandy beaches or fine dining -- the Fontainebleau Miami Beach has you covered. Located near “Millionaire’s Row,” this oceanfront property was featured in numerous books, songs and movies, including the 1964 James Bond film, Goldfinger. With valet parking, fine accommodations and deluxe dining options, you’ll feel part of the elite crowd the moment you arrive. And no stay is complete without relaxing poolside at one of their cabanas. 960 1280

Fontainebleau Miami Beach  

Le Pavillon Hotel (New Orleans)

Le Pavillon Hotel (New Orleans)

If you’re headed to “The Big Easy,” try the historic Le Pavillon Hotel, located just outside the French Quarter, just 5 short blocks to the music clubs on Bourbon Street and famous restaurants and antique shops on Royal Street. Enjoy the hotel’s rooftop pool for amazing views of the city. But don’t fall asleep too early. When the clock strikes 10, head to the lobby for complimentary PB & Js -- a hotel tradition that started on Sept. 10, 1988. 960 1280

Le Pavillon Hotel  

Mandarin Oriental San Francisco (San Francisco)

Mandarin Oriental San Francisco (San Francisco)

At Mandarin Oriental San Francisco, I recommend booking the “bridge room” so that each day starts with exceptional views of the City by the Bay and nearby Bay Bridge. With an impeccably well-trained staff, don’t be surprised if the doorman remembers your name -- they’re known for that. This hotel is within walking distance to the TransAmerica Pyramid, Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square and Chinatown. 960 1280

Mandarin Oriental San Francisco  

Beaufort Inn (Beaufort, South Carolina)

Beaufort Inn (Beaufort, South Carolina)

What happens when you combine hotel service and charm? You get true southern hospitality, and the Beaufort Inn embodies that inside and out. This historic Victorian mansion has hardwood floors, fireplaces and cast iron claw-foot tubs, along with modern technologies and distinct amenities. While in town, take a carriage ride, attend a shrimp festival, charter a boat or just sit out on the verandah and relax. 960 1280

Beaufort Inn  

Dude Rancher Lodge in Billings, MT

Dude Rancher Lodge in Billings, MT

Virginia and Nancy bump fists after looking over the month's occupancy rates for the Dude Rancher Lodge in Billings, MT. 960 1280

  

Dude Rancher Lodge in Billings, MT

Dude Rancher Lodge in Billings, MT

Anthony's brand was framed and put on display for all to see at the Dude Rancher Lodge. 960 1280

  

Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA

Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA

A look at the all-new spa center at the Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA. 960 1280

  

Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA

Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA

One of the owners of the Purple Orchid Inn, Derek, talks to hotel guests during the daily Gathering Table event. 960 1280

  

Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA

Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA

A look at some of the food and refreshments available at the Purple Orchid's Gathering Table. 960 1280

  

Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA

Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA

Rhiannon and Erin look over the Purple Orchid Inn's spa schedule. 960 1280

  

La Jolla Cove Suites in California

La Jolla Cove Suites in California

La Jolla Cove Suites owner Krista Baroudi gives us an exclusive interview on how her California property has been holding up since Anthony's visit. 960 1280

  

La Jolla Cove Suites in California

La Jolla Cove Suites in California

A newly-renovated room at La Jolla Cove Suites in La Jolla, CA. 960 1280

  

La Jolla Cove Suites in California

La Jolla Cove Suites in California

Another look at a newly-renovated room at La Jolla Cove Suites. 960 1280

  

New Yorker Boutique Hotel in Miami, FL

New Yorker Boutique Hotel in Miami, FL

Shirley works on adding more corporate accounts while sitting at the front desk of the New Yorker Boutique Hotel in Miami, FL. 960 1280

  

Ocean Manor Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Ocean Manor Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

A newly-renovated room at the Ocean Manor Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 960 1280

  

Ocean Manor Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Ocean Manor Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

A newly-renovated bathroom at the Ocean Manor Resort. 960 1280

  

Ocean Manor Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Ocean Manor Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Samantha shows Collin proper procedure at the Ocean Manor valet stand. 960 1280

  

The Dream Inn in Daytona Beach, FL

The Dream Inn in Daytona Beach, FL

The renovated pool area at The Dream Inn in Daytona Beach, FL. 960 1280

  

The Dream Inn in Daytona Beach, FL

The Dream Inn in Daytona Beach, FL

The Dream Inn's general manager Jody works tirelessly on the staff schedule. 960 1280

  

Before

Before

Before renovation takes place, check out the courtyard at the New Yorker Boutique Hotel in Miami. 960 1280

  

After

After

An overall view of the courtyard after the renovation is completed by Anthony and his team. 960 1280

  

Before

Before

With folding tables and dirty equipment, Anthony has a lot of work cut out for him when it comes to revamping the breakfast bar. 960 1280

  

After

After

After the renovation, the folding tables have been replaced with white counters, and the equipment has been cleaned and is ready for use. 960 1280

  

Before

Before

With blue walls and blue cement floors, the lounge area in the courtyard was very basic. 960 1280

  

After

After

After the renovation, notice the vibrant colors and new light fixtures that add class to the courtyard. 960 1280

  

Before

Before

The dining section of the courtyard. 960 1280

  

After

After

The new and improved dining area. 960 1280

  

Before

Before

The original couches were placed directly in the middle of the courtyard. 960 1280

  

After

After

The couches -- now with cushions -- provide a much more comfortable environment for hotel guests. 960 1280

  


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