Anthony has one more mission left on the docket for season 2! In the season finale of Hotel Impossible, Anthony travels to the Western Riviera in Grand Lake, CO, to help the hotel draw in customers. Grand Lake is scenic and quaint, with great conditions for skiing. The only problem is … it’s empty.

Located next to the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park at the edge of Colorado’s largest natural lake, the Western Rivera Hotel sees a peak in occupancy during the summer but is desperate for guests during the long winter.

Mike and Jackie Tompkins, first-time hotel owners, have dumped hundreds of thousands of dollars from their personal savings account into the hotel in a last-ditch effort to upgrade the its image. However, the worn-out outdoor chairs, broken fire extinguishers, and chipped wood hanging off the side of the hotel are only a few of the issues turning people away.

Will Anthony’s efforts — combined with the help of interior designer Blanche Garcia — be enough to bring tourists to this lovable mountain town with breathtaking views, lots of outdoor activities and big local spirit? Or, will Western Riviera be forced to close their doors forever? Find out tonight, on the season finale of Hotel Impossible at 10|9c.

Plus, check out exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from tonight’s finale.


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6 Responses

  1. Walt Kangail says:

    I am not sure if this is the place to suggest hotels for the show… but….

    Chattanooga Choo Choo
    1400 Market Street
    Chattanooga, Tn. 37402

    After seeing this on the website for consideration to stay at, after passing, and then arriving in Chattanooga and seeing it first hand… wow! Excuse the pun, but what a train wreck! Great concept, but what a filthy dump.

    Rowleys Bay Resort (formerly The Wagon Wheel)
    1041 County Road ZZ
    Ellison Bay, WI. 54210

    We stayed here and it was disappointing. Run down, filthy and none of the "perks" where there for us. No fish-boil as offered, the pool was self run with guests swimming in their socks! Everything run down and disappointing. Beautiful view but the grounds and room took away from it.

    Hope these suggestions get to the writers of Hotel Impossible

  2. Vicki Geddis says: and search for Rocky Mountain Retreat—beautiful home–or type that in on Facebook to book thru owner!!

  3. Vicki Geddis says:

    Hey Anthony!! Go stay in our beautiful home in Grand Lake, CO! Go on Facebook and type in Rocky Mountain Retreat if you want to see it!!

  4. Felicia M says:

    I wanted to thank Anthony and the crew for Hotel Impossible for putting this great little town on the map! We've been coming to Grand Lake for over 10 years. Our friends own Lone Eagle Lodge. It is the greatest little town, with the most beautiful views. My husband proposed to me on one of our trips out there. (Snowmobiling, on Chicken Hill of all places) We've always known how great a gem Grand Lake is, but it's heartbreaking seeing so little business come to such a beautiful place in the winter, and watching the businesses suffer. I know after today, this show will bring some much needed revenue to this little town. The only down side is that next time we go, it probably won't be the sleepy little mountain town we're used to. :) But that's ok. We love Grand Lake, and want to see it thrive. Thank you again!!

  5. Ohio Chick says:

    As usual, Blanch and Anthony did a remarkable job; I loved everything about that hotel room except the carpet. I did find it pretty unusual that a patent lawyer could be so clueless about marketing though…

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