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Hotel Pointers With Anthony Melchiorri

Before and After Pictures

before renovation of luxury inn hotel room
Luxury Inn (Before)

Luxury Inn (Before)

The Luxury Inn on Rt. 66 was dated and dark before the Hotel Impossible crew came on-site. 960 1280

  

Luxury Inn (After)

Luxury Inn (After)

After Anthony and Co. remodeled the guest rooms at the Luxury Inn it was open, bright and gave a local feel with southwestern decor. 960 1280

  

The Empress Hotel (Before)

The Empress Hotel (Before)

The Empress Hotel in New Orleans was marketed as a cheap option for Bourbon Street partygoers, but the lobby was outdated and unappealing. 960 1280

  

Empress Hotel (After)

Empress Hotel (After)

After the Hotel Impossible crew made changes, the lobby at the Empress Hotel is much cleaner, classier and more modern. 960 1280

  

Ocean Crest Resort (Before)

Ocean Crest Resort (Before)

The rooms at the Ocean Crest Resort in Moclips, WA, were nice but outdated. The bland walls and worn-out décor needed to go. 960 1280

  

Ocean Crest Resort (After)

Ocean Crest Resort (After)

After the renovation, Anthony’s team added some spunk to the guest rooms with new furniture, wall hangings and a punch of color that was sorely needed. 960 1280

  

Guest House at Houndslake (Before)

Guest House at Houndslake (Before)

This lofted office space was boring and rarely used before Anthony and his team came to the Guest House at Houndslake. 960 1280

  

Guest House at Houndslake (After)

Guest House at Houndslake (After)

After Anthony’s visit, the office space is more private and professional. 960 1280

  

Hearthstone Inn (Before)

Hearthstone Inn (Before)

The nondescript lobby of the Hearthstone Inn in Sydney, Nova Scotia, before renovations. 960 1280

  

Hearthstone Inn (After)

Hearthstone Inn (After)

The newly renovated lobby of the Hearthstone Inn, featuring lots of beautiful stone detail to represent the Hearthstone Inn brand. 960 1280

  

Hearthstone Inn (Before)

Hearthstone Inn (Before)

A bland and outdated guest room at the Hearthstone Inn before renovations took place. 960 1280

  

Hearthstone Inn (After)

Hearthstone Inn (After)

A newly renovated guest room at the Hearthstone Inn features just the right amount of color and personality. 960 1280

  

Crookston Inn (Before)

Crookston Inn (Before)

A set of bland tables and chairs in the ballroom at the Crookston Inn and Convention Center in Crookston, MN. 960 1280

  

Crookston Inn (After)

Crookston Inn (After)

The newly renovated ballroom at the Crookston Inn and Convention Center features a fresh paint job, reupholstered chairs and classy table settings. 960 1280

  

Autoport Motel (Before)

Autoport Motel (Before)

An outdated guest room at the Autoport Motel before the renovation. 960 1280

  

Autoport Motel (After)

Autoport Motel (After)

A crisp, newly renovated guest room at the Autoport Motel has fresh linens, mood lighting and modern wall décor. 960 1280

Rob Green Leadfoot Films  

Autoport Motel (Before)

Autoport Motel (Before)

The lobby of the Autoport Motel in State College, PA, before the front desk's transformation from a restaurant host stand to a real hotel lobby. 960 1280

  

Autoport Motel (After)

Autoport Motel (After)

The Autoport Motel’s newly renovated lobby displays the hotel's rich history instead of its restaurant specials. 960 1280

Rob Green Leadfoot Films  

Streamline Hotel (Before)

Streamline Hotel (Before)

The guest rooms at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, FL, are clean, but the window shades are deteriorating, and the décor is outdated. 960 1280

  

Streamline Hotel (After)

Streamline Hotel (After)

After receiving new bedspreads, headboards, window shades and paint, the guest rooms at Streamline appear to be fresh and contemporary. 960 1280

  

Woodstock Lodge (Before)

Woodstock Lodge (Before)

The dark and uninviting lobby of the Woodstock Lodge in Woodstock, NY, is in major need of a more modern update. 960 1280

  

Woodstock Lodge (After)

Woodstock Lodge (After)

A fresh and vibrant renovation to the lobby of the Woodstock Lodge in Woodstock, NY. 960 1280

  

Woodstock Lodge (Before)

Woodstock Lodge (Before)

Guests are greeted by outdated furniture and scuffed flooring upon entering the Woodstock Inn lobby. 960 1280

  

Woodstock Lodge (After)

Woodstock Lodge (After)

Newly placed chairs hang from the ceiling in the renovated lobby of the Woodstock Lodge. 960 1280

  

Vagabond Lodge (Before)

Vagabond Lodge (Before)

Anthony is in Hood River, OR, to help owner Grant Polson bring the 60-year-old, 42-room Vagabond Lodge into the 21st century. The current event space is filled with mud, broken railings, cracked paint and mountains of dirt where the stairs should be. 960 1280

  

Vagabond Lodge (After)

Vagabond Lodge (After)

Anthony enlists the help of designer Blanche Garcia to construct an outdoor event space that showcases the lodge's breathtaking natural surroundings. After adding a stone staircase, new layers of grass and new wood railings, the event space at the Vagabond Lodge is ready for their upcoming wedding season. 960 1280

Rob Green Leadfoot Films  

High Meadows Inn (Before)

High Meadows Inn (Before)

Although the space is nice, the lobby at High Meadows Inn is a cluttered mess, with too much going on around the front desk and unnecessary artwork all over the walls. 960 1280

  

High Meadows Inn (After)

High Meadows Inn (After)

After refinishing the furniture, adding new wallpaper, cleaning up the clutter and adding a proper management system, the front desk at High Meadows is fully equipped to handle any customer needs. 960 1280

  

High Meadows Inn (Before)

High Meadows Inn (Before)

The guest rooms at High Meadows Inn are clean and well maintained, but the furniture is extremely outdated. 960 1280

  

High Meadows Inn (After)

High Meadows Inn (After)

Mirrors replace this guest room's original 1970s artwork, while separate bed frames and new furniture are installed to give High Meadows Inn a more contemporary feel. 960 1280

  

Solunto Mare Hotel (Before)

Solunto Mare Hotel (Before)

After his initial walkthrough of the Solunto Mare, Anthony can't seem to understand why the hotel is struggling; that is, until he comes across the banquet room. 960 1280

  

Solunto Mare Hotel (After)

Solunto Mare Hotel (After)

Anthony enlists the help of designer Casey Noble to revamp the hotel's banquet room, so that it plays up the room's exquisite views over the Mediterranean Sea. 960 1280

  

Solunto Mare Hotel (Before)

Solunto Mare Hotel (Before)

Anthony can't seem to find the appeal of the hotel's banquet room, calling it ugly and outdated. 960 1280

  

Solunto Mare Hotel (After)

Solunto Mare Hotel (After)

With a brand new paint job, reupholstered furniture, new granite countertops and collapsable tables used for serving guests, the banquet room is now suitable to hold events. 960 1280

  

Catskills Mountain Lodge (Before)

Catskills Mountain Lodge (Before)

A close-up look at the outdated furniture in the hotel's guest rooms before Anthony and his team get to work. 960 1280

  

Catskills Mountain Lodge (After)

Catskills Mountain Lodge (After)

With a much more modern look and feel, the guest rooms at the Catskills Mountain Lodge went from looking old and vintage -- not in a good way -- to looking classy and elegant. 960 1280

  

Catskills Mountain Lodge (Before)

Catskills Mountain Lodge (Before)

It appears as though the "activity room" at this Catskills lodge has been used as more of a storage closet than anything else over the last several years. 960 1280

  

Catskills Mountain Lodge (After)

Catskills Mountain Lodge (After)

After removing the old, broken-down ping-pong and foosball tables, Anthony and his team hooked the new game room up with multiple air hockey tables and a mini putting green. 960 1280

  

About the Show

Hotel “fixer” Anthony Melchiorri and his team of designers revamp and transform struggling hotels into successful tourist accommodations.

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About the Host

Meet Anthony Melchiorri host of Hotel Impossible.

Host of Hotel Impossible

Hotel Impossible What's a hotel operator to do when business is struggling? Hire Anthony Melchiorri, one of the most sought after hotel "fixers" in the country.
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