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Hotel Impossible: The Western Riviera, CO

Anthony travels to the Western Riviera in Grand Lake, CO, to help a couple with no hotel experience, with a staff that have no hotel experience, in a town where the business dies down every winter.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x13
Airdate: Monday March 25th, 2013

Director: Carlos Bible

Alternate Airdates:

CA (DTOUR) Jul 25, 2014

  • Currently 7.5/10
7.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Main Cast


Anthony is off to Grand Lake, CO, a small town of about 450 people and Colorado's largest natural lake. The 16-room Western Riviera Hotel is on the lakefront but struggles during the winter. Mike and Jackie Tompkins purchased the hotel in 2000 and since then have bought a lot of surrounding property, including an event center. Due to the fact he's limited to a wheelchair, Mike can't oversee the property in the winter season and they don't have enough money to do anything other than keep the place going/..

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Episode Quotes
Anthony: The scenery in this town alone is worth the long drive to get here. But that sorry room was bad enough to pass right on by.

Blanche: Oh, the most boring room in the world.
Anthony: It's not completely boring. There's a bear on the wall.
Blanche: That's the most boring bear in the world.

Anthony: It's your grandmother's bathroom.
Blanche: It's worse then that. She had better taste.

Anthony: You trust me?
Blanche: Sometimes.
Anthony: Put this on your head.

Blanche: Listen, you take me out of a renovation to wear a moose hat, we better win.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerBruce David Klein  |  Brian Leonard (1)
Co-Executive ProducerLorri Leighton  |  Rob Green  |  Anthony Melchiorri
Supervising ProducerSteven Matty
Associate ProducerSevita Qarshi
EditorLori Henzler  |  Will Gardiner  |  David Peterson
CastingDayne Brett  |  Raynard Gadson  |  Teresa Palaia  |  Angela Marsh  |  Eve Penzer
Line ProducerNeil Mason Parrish
Production AssistantKeri Kassing  |  Marci Williams
Production CoordinatorValerie Liu  |  Mira Friedlaender  |  Walt Schwenk
Assistant EditorLewis Hedley Noble  |  Matthia Baptiste
On-Line EditorChris Allen
Post Production CoordinatorGreg Littauer
Coordinating ProducerTori Gallarello Alcock
Story ProducerJohn Michael Scholl  |  Christina Subramani
Field ProducerAisha Reyes
Post Production ManagerMia Trombino
Media TechnicianAlexander Goldstein
AudioEnrique Larreal
DesignerBlanche Garcia
Business AffairsSara Hofstein
Design AssistantFrancheska Torres
Assistant On-line EditorQuincy Hinds
CameraEdwin Mesa  |  Chris Sellers  |  Icaro Godoi  |  Nick Catania
Supervising Post ProducerJulie Lei
Coordinating Post SupervisorStanley Tatum
Design ProducerTenecia Harris
Warning: Hotel Impossible season 2 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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