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Hotel Impossible: Travel Channel's New Hotel Improvement Series

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The Travel Channel's latest offering in a line up of new shows is "Hotel Impossible," which follows hotel veteran Anthony Melchiorri as he tries to save failing hotels.

Anyone who watches Food Network's "Restaurant Impossible" will already be familiar with the general premise of the show. Each week Melchiorri will attempt to transform a different under-performing hotel. After secretly working recon on the property and meeting with key staff members, he creates a plan to turn the business around.

In the first episode, Melchiorri heads to Gurney’s Inn in Montauk, New York. A historic vacation spot, Gurney's clearly stagnated years ago and one of Melchiorri's major undertakings is to renovate the lobby, getting rid of that 1970's basement feel and bringing it into the chic 21st century. Part of that vision is to overhaul the reception and concierge area, but the contractor brought on board turns out to be shortsighted.

Check out the clip above to see how it goes down. To see the whole episode, "Hotel Impossible" premiers Monday, April 9 at 10 p.m. on the Travel Channel.

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