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Hotel Impossible: Newport Spa & Whirlpool Suites - Newport, RI

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Episode number: 1x10
Airdate: Monday June 25th, 2012

Director: Carlos Bible



In Newport, RI, Anthony is called in to help the 120-room Newport Spa & Whirlpool Suites, built in 1959 and owned by John Syragakis. Business has steadily declined for the last ten years and John is barely covering his expenses. Upon arrival, the first thing Anthony notices is that it does advertise whirlpool suites, which went out of vogue decades ago. Looking around, he finds an empty inside pool that looks like it’s been abandoned. He also notices that the sign says that it’s “Newport Inn & Spa.”..

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Episode Quotes
Anthony: About 1979 there was a memo that went out to all hotel owners in the world. It said whirlpool suites are kind of--it's over.
John: Oh, it is? I missed that one.

Anthony: This is the suite where you can get the romance and bubbles package. I just have a feeling when I go in there, I may see a big champagne glass with two naked people in it.

Anthony: This luxury mattress cover has never been cleaned or at least hasn't been cleaned in 200 guests. If I had my romance and bubbles package, really kicked in, and we had a really wild night, and the sheets came off, I would literally pack up and run out of this hotel.

Anthony: I like my job, but sometimes I don't really like my job very much at all.

Blanche: Oh, I didn't know they had a pool or a hole in the floor.
Anthony: Surprise.

Anthony: What do you believe in more, the hotel or the gym?
John: I do believe in the gym. I want you to know that from the bottom of my heart. Good question. Oh, the hotel, I meant. I'm sorry, did I say that wrong? I meant I believe in the hotel. But you got to admit, this is nice equipment, right?

Anthony: You're stuck with this equipment. You made some bad decisions.
John: Probably, yes.
Anthony: Bad decision.
John: Bad decision.
Anthony: Really bad decision.
John: Really bad decision.
Anthony: What's the biggest problem in this hotel?
John: Maintenance.
Anthony: What's the biggest problem in this hotel?
John: Me.
Anthony: Thank you.

Anthony: You're a ridiculously big dreamer. I like that about you, but it also scares me.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerBruce David Klein  |  Brian Leonard (1)
Co-Executive ProducerLorri Leighton  |  Rob Green  |  Anthony Melchiorri
Associate ProducerJoe Jacobs
EditorDavid Petersen (1)
CastingAisha Reyes  |  Tori Gallarello Alcock
Production AssistantTim Rea  |  Damany Campbell
Production CoordinatorJonathan Rittenberg
Assistant EditorXuan Vu  |  Matthia Baptiste
Post Production SupervisorJoe Eckardt
On-Line EditorKim D. Hylan
Art DirectorGary Dunn
Field ProducerHolly Silber
Post Production AssistantGreg Littauer
DesignerBlanche Garcia
Business AffairsSara Hofstein
CameraEdwin Mesa
Supervising Post ProducerJulie Lei
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