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Hotel Impossible: Fire Drill Flame Out

Anthony considers abandoning a hotel for the first time when he travels to Douglas, AZ to the Gadsden Hotel, and discovers the general manager is endangering her guests by failing to keep the fire alarms working.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x3
Airdate: Monday August 26th, 2013

Director: Carlos Bible

Main Cast


Anthony goes to Douglas, a small town in southeast Arizona. The 106-year-old 130-room Gadsden Hotel needs his help despite the fact that it's a national historic site and has played a role in several Western movies. The current owner's health is failing so conservator Robert Fleming has been put in charge of the estate. Robert has no hotel experience so he's called in Anthony to work with the owner's daughter-in-law, Robin Brekhus...

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Episode Quotes
Anthony: This is the first time I've walked into a hotel that reservations literally are being made on scrap paper shoved into a book.

Anthony: There's zero elements of history in this room. As soon as you walk into this room, it feels like I'm down on my luck, I have no money but maybe two bits, and I have to stay in this room because I'm running away from the police.

Carrie Dognes: Anthony, it looks like time threw up in here.

Anthony: Most hotel general managers create a budget each year to keep track of how much money is made and spent. So operating a hotel without one is like driving a car with a blindfold on.

Anthony: Give me a reason why I shouldn't... scream and lose my mind right now.
Robin Brekhus: I can't.
Anthony: Twenty-five years in the building--we didn't hit the on-switch. Twenty-five *bleep* years. We haven't hit the "on" switch for the fire alarm. Twenty-five years, we haven't gone from "off" to "on."

Anthony: But when you come into a room, you don't want the room to be history, meaning it should've been thrown out a hundred years ago.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerBruce David Klein  |  Brian Leonard (1)
Co-Executive ProducerLorri Leighton  |  Rob Green  |  Anthony Melchiorri
Supervising ProducerSteven Matty
Associate ProducerNicole Welch
EditorMax Siegal  |  Jennifer McGarrity
CastingTeresa Palaia
Line ProducerDonna Ferry
GripDavid Westerfield
Production AssistantSylvia Vidaurri  |  Tina Huerta
Production CoordinatorMira Friedlaender  |  Madeline Sigler  |  Walt Schwenk
Assistant EditorMatthia Baptiste  |  Lewis Hedley Noble
On-Line EditorChris Allen
Director of PhotographyNick Catania
Post Production CoordinatorGreg Littauer
Production ManagerValerie Liu
Coordinating ProducerTori Gallarello Alcock
Story ProducerJacqueline Brewster  |  Christina Subramani
Field ProducerAisha Reyes
Post Production ManagerMia Trombino
AudioEnrique Larreal
DesignerCarrie Drosnes
Business AffairsSara Hofstein
Design AssistantTaline Victoria Alexander
Assistant On-line EditorQuincy Hinds
CameraChris Sellers  |  Edwin Mesa
Assistant CameraTyler Ribble
Supervising Story ProducerJulie Lei
Coordinating Post SupervisorStanley Tatum
Design ProducerTenecia Harris
Media ManagerJeffrey Rodriguez
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