Hotel Impossible: The Best Makeovers from Season 6

Beyond safety issues and outright grime, these hotels needed some serious updating and design love. See some of the incredible transformations Anthony Melchiorri and his team bring to these neglected guest rooms, lobbies and more. 

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Opening Goods

Opening Goods

Anthony and the owners of the Tradewinds Motor Lodge open goods donated by American Hotel Register, a top supplier of hotel products. 960 1280

  

Seaside Heights Beach

Seaside Heights Beach

A view of the beach in Seaside Heights, NJ. 960 1280

  

Charlroy Motel Owners

Charlroy Motel Owners

Anthony meets with the owners of the Charlroy Motel to discuss their experience of Hurricane Sandy. 960 1280

  

Guest Room Before Renovation

Guest Room Before Renovation

A “before” shot of a guest bedroom at the Charlroy Motel in New Jersey. 960 1280

  

Palm Villa Pool Before Renovation

Palm Villa Pool Before Renovation

A “before” shot of the pool before renovation begins at the Palm Villa Suites. 960 1280

  

Unloading the Truck

Unloading the Truck

Anthony helps American Hotel Register unload their truck at the Tradewinds Motor Lodge. 960 1280

  

Opening the Inventory

Opening the Inventory

Anthony helps the owners of the Tradewinds Motor Lodge open their new inventory from American Hotel Register. 960 1280

  

Local Firemen

Local Firemen

Anthony meets with the local firemen that were on the scene in Seaside Park, NJ, during Hurricane Sandy. 960 1280

  

Anthony and Lifeguard Joe

Anthony and Lifeguard Joe

Anthony and lifeguard Joe make plans to restore Baby Beach in Seaside Heights, NJ. 960 1280

  

Pumping Up the Crowd

Pumping Up the Crowd

Anthony and Blanche pump up the crowd before revealing the newly renovated Baby Beach. 960 1280

  

Flash Mob

Flash Mob

Anthony joins a flash mob of dancers at Baby Beach. 960 1280

  

Renovating the Pool Deck

Renovating the Pool Deck

Anthony speaks to designer Tenecia Harris and builder Matt Muenster about renovating the pool deck at the Palm Villa Suites. 960 1280

  

Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN

Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN

The Fiddler's Inn is a 202-room, independently owned hotel located right across the street from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. The Grand Ole Opry is a country music stage that has presented some of the biggest acts in the genre since 1925. 960 1280

  

Anthony and Johnny Walker on the Radio

Anthony and Johnny Walker on the Radio

Anthony takes the Fiddler's Inn owner, Johnny Walker to the WSM Radio station in Nashville to help promote the struggling hotel. 960 1280

  

Anthony Meets Craig Morgan

Anthony Meets Craig Morgan

Anthony and Johnny Walker meet Craig Morgan, a country music star who dropped by to judge the cuisine in the local food truck competition. 960 1280

  

Blanche Installs New Light Fixtures

Blanche Installs New Light Fixtures

Blanche steps in to help with the drilling for the new light fixtures. 960 1280

  

Anthony Talks to the Director

Anthony Talks to the Director

Anthony talks to the director before sampling the food truck cuisine. 960 1280

  

Gourmet Food Truck

Gourmet Food Truck

Anthony, Johnny Walker and Craig Morgan sample the gourmet food truck cuisine. 960 1280

  

Craig Morgan Performs

Craig Morgan Performs

Craig Morgan performs at the Fiddler's Inn. 960 1280

  

Fiddler's Inn Exterior

Fiddler's Inn Exterior

Anthony shares his thoughts about the hotel's exterior. 960 1280

  

Anthony, Craig Morgan and Johnny Walker

Anthony, Craig Morgan and Johnny Walker

Anthony, Craig Morgan and Johnny Walker try Nashville's best gourmet truck food at the Fiddler's Inn Food Truck Fest. 960 1280

  

Anthony Warns Blanche

Anthony Warns Blanche

Anthony warns Blanche that what she is about to see is not your typical hotel lobby. 960 1280

  

Fiddler's Inn Lobby

Fiddler's Inn Lobby

Anthony finds that the lobby has no personality, no place for guests to congregate and absolutely no connection to the oversized neon fiddles outside. 960 1280

  

A Lobby or a Gift Shop?

A Lobby or a Gift Shop?

Anthony walks into the hotel's lobby and is shocked to find that it is filled with cheap Nashville souvenirs. He points out that this should be a hotel with a gift shop, not the other way around. 960 1280

  

One&Only Palmilla - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

One&Only Palmilla - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Situated along the Baja Peninsula, the One&Only Palmilla resort offers an ideal locale and friendly accommodations. 

 

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One&Only Palmilla - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

One&Only Palmilla - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

The courtyards and walkways around One&Only are rich with local architecture and style. 

 

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One&Only Palmilla - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

One&Only Palmilla - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

The pool deck boasts plenty of lounge seating and an unbeatable view. 

 

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One&Only Palmilla - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

One&Only Palmilla - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

The villa options at One&Only are designed in the style of a traditional Mexican hacienda. 

 

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One&Only Palmilla - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

One&Only Palmilla - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Perhaps one of the One&Only's most important longtime guests, Pricilla the Turtle has her own suite setup at the resort. 

 

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Palace Hotel - New York City

Palace Hotel - New York City

Opened in 1981, NYC's Palace Hotel is a staple of luxury and hospitality in Manhattan. 

 

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Winvian Farm - Morris, Connecticut

Winvian Farm - Morris, Connecticut

This luxury cottage resort scenic New England features renowned chef Chris Eddy, who prepares his menus from Winvian Farm's own private organic gardens. 

 

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Aria Resort and Casino - Las Vegas

Aria Resort and Casino - Las Vegas

Guests are greeted by a large, jovial Buddha statute in one of the lobbies of the Aria. 

 

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Aria Resort and Casino - Las Vegas

Aria Resort and Casino - Las Vegas

Cirque Du Soleil's Cirque Zarkana spectacular is hosted by Las Vegas' Aria Resort.

 

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Aria Resort and Casino - Las Vegas

Aria Resort and Casino - Las Vegas

Anthony tours one of the many elaborate lobbies of the Aria.  

 

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Aria Resort and Casino - Las Vegas

Aria Resort and Casino - Las Vegas

Guests are treated to many amenities in the Aria Resort villas, including this bottle of Macallan No. 6 single malt scotch. 

 

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Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

The most popular resort in the Bahamas, Atlantis features everything from a water park and a marine habitat to more than 21 restaurants and the largest casino in the Caribbean.  

 

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Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

Another bird's eye view of the expansive Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. 

 

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Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

Anthony checks out the infamous "Dig" at Atlantis, where guests can see hundreds of varieties of marine life through an interactive, underground aquarium. 

 

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Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

The guest suites at Atlantis include luxurious spa accomodations with an unforgettable view.

 

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Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

Guests are never alone at Atlantis, where dolphins can often be found swimming right up to the resort's beaches. 

 

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Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

Anthony takes advantage of the interactive sea lion experience with marine trainers at Atlantis. 

 

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Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

The Atlantis even offers guests these luxury floating beds for afternoon naps or exploration on the water. 

 

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