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Have you entered to win The Trip 2015 yet? According to our hosts, this $100,000 trip for 2 to Hawaii should be enough to persuade you. Check out some of our favorite quotes from hosts Samantha Brown, Don Wildman, Anthony Melchiorri, Bert Kreischer and Kinga Philipps.

India “We got up at 2 a.m. so we could drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and see this crater glow like a hot furnace in the night. It was unbelievable. But the light changes fast, and by the time we had a chance to take our own pictures, it was daylight. Pretty awesome to think that smoking pit behind me is just a cauldron of lava ready to go at any time.” — Samantha Brown

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On the season finale of Hotel Impossible, host Anthony Melchiorri is in Glenwood Springs, CO, to help hotel owner Josie Fit get out of the laundry room and assume true leadership of the 45-room Glenwood Motor Inn.

Upon arriving at the property, Anthony is pleasantly surprised at how clean the exterior is. But after further inspection, Anthony discovers a very small, cluttered and drab lobby, outdated guestrooms and filthy guest bathrooms. READ MORE

On this week’s episode, host Anthony Melchiorri is in Hood River, OR, to help owner Grant Polson bring the 60-year-old Vagabond Lodge into the 21st century. The Vagabond has been owned by Polson’s family since 1954, but poor revenue, management, a muddy event space and an outdated website have contributed to a major loss of money. READ MORE

On this week’s episode, host Anthony Melchiorri is in Atlanta to help the University Inn, near Emory College’s campus, keep their doors open. Despite being ideally situated, the hotel is hounded by bad reviews, outdated rooms and a possible rat problem.

In order to get the University Inn back into shape, Anthony enlists the help of designer Tenecia Harris to revamp the outdated rooms. Will Anthony and his team accomplish all the necessary renovations on time? Or will the University Inn’s problems prove too much to handle? Find out tonight on an all-new episode of Hotel Impossible.

Check out exclusive photos of this season’s renovated hotels.

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On this week’s episode of Hotel Impossible, host Anthony Melchiorri is in North Carolina to help the Peros family keep the High Meadows Inn & Nikola’s Restaurant alive. The hotel’s co-owner is a hopeless optimist, and Anthony is forced to give him a much-needed reality check.

In order to help the Peros family maintain their home and business, Anthony enlists the help of designer Leslie Segrete to renovate the hotel’s guest rooms and lobby. Although the space is nice, the lobby at the High Meadows Inn is a cluttered mess, with too much going on around the front desk and unnecessary artwork all over the walls.

Will Anthony, Leslie and their team be able to accomplish the upgrades and renovations in time? Find out tonight on an all-new episode of Hotel Impossible at 10|9c.

Check out exclusive photos of this season’s renovated hotels.

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Catskills: Before and After

Italy: Before and After

On this week’s episode of Hotel Impossible, host Anthony Melchiorri is in picturesque Palermo, Italy, located on the island of Sicily, to help the Hotel Solunto Mare  and its owners from losing their piece of prime real estate overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

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. Anthony feels that the banquet room is ugly and outdated, and fails to feature its best assets. To help give the Solunto Mare a fighting chance, Anthony enlists the help of designer Casey Noble to revamp the room so that it plays up the hotel’s exquisite views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Will Casey and her team be able to impress Anthony, and reawaken the general manager’s passion for the hotel before its too late? Or, will Anthony’s Italian gusto not be enough to save this diamond in the rough? Find out tonight on an all-new episode of Hotel Impossible at 10|9c.

Check out exclusive before and after photos of this season’s renovated hotels.

On this week’s episode of Hotel Impossible, host Anthony Melchiorri heads to Myrtle Beach, SC — the golf capital of the world — to keep the Brickwedde Family from letting their hotel go under.

To save the Waves Hotel (formerly the Carnival Inn), Anthony sets out to upgrade the look and feel of the building by enlisting designer Leslie Segrete to fully renovate the lobby, remodel the inside of the elevators and completely revamp one of the guest rooms to serve as a guideline for the rest of the hotel. Will Anthony be able to help the struggling Carnival Inn and bring peace of mind to the Brickweddes? Or will the Carnival Inn succumb to its mounting problems and drag down its owners along with it?

Check out exclusive photos of this season’s renovated hotels.

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Catskills Mountain Lodge: Before and After

On this week’s episode of Hotel Impossible, host Anthony Melchiorri visits the scenic Catskills region of upstate New York to help hotel owners Al and Kathy Guart save their property, the Catskills Mountain Lodge, from going under.

To save the Catskills Mountain Lodge, Anthony enlists the help of designer Leslie Segrete to update the guest rooms and transform the activities room into an attractive and valuable addition to the property. Will Anthony and his team be able to keep the scenic hotel from being buried by the weight of its own problems?

Check out the exclusive photos of the renovated hotel.

Samantha Brown on set of The Trip: 2014

There is 1 month left to enter to win The Trip: 2014, so what are you waiting for? According to our hosts, this $100,000 trip for 2 to Spain and Morocco shouldn’t need convincing. Check out some of our favorite quotes from Samantha Brown, Don Wildman, Anthony Melchiorri and Adam Richman below.

“Do I have to come out? Enjoying a soak in the ‘close-to-fantasy’ spa called Aire de Sevilla.” — Samantha Brown

“Rattled but relieved to have returned the [Formula 1] car to its owner in one solid piece. Even the transmission still worked. Me, not sure yet.” — Don Wildman

“I am not leaving Tagomago. As I write this I have chained myself to this bed!” — Anthony Melchiorri

Adam Richman calls the food at Arzak, “The closest thing to a miracle on a plate this eater’s ever found.”

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Still on the prowl for the best hotel deals for Labor Day weekend? Our hotel expert, Anthony Melchiorri, has the best hotel travel tips for Washington DC, Colorado, California and Florida, and he’s willing to share them all with you!

Catch Anthony on the Today Show, this morning at 9:30|8:30c, where he’ll be giving you the lowdown on the best deals at some of the country’s nicest hotels.

Washington DC Travel Tip: As people flock to the beaches for Labor Day, cities empty out, so you can score some really amazing deals. Washington, D.C., is great because not only is it the nation’s capital, but it’s also family-friendly. Centrally located along the East Coast, most of the museums and attractions are completely free, making it a perfect budget option for those looking to save some cash.

Colorado Travel Tip: Colorado is not just for winter sports! Resorts are open year-round and offer a beautiful mountain getaway with plenty of nature and comfortable dry temperatures in the warmer months.

California Travel Tip: For those looking for a beach getaway, La Jolla is a beautiful resort town on the Pacific Ocean and a great escape from Los Angeles. There are gorgeous beaches, great restaurants and plenty of shopping.

Florida Travel Tip: Orlando offers something for everyone! This hotel is a retreat for golfers and non-golfers alike, and it’s nearby many of Orlando’s theme parks and attractions. It’s also less than an hour from the Kennedy Space Center.

Plus, don’t miss all-new episodes of Hotel Impossible, premiering Mondays @ 10|9c.

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