Travel Channel: Hotel Impossible
Travel Channel’s tv show Hotel Impossible follows twenty-plus year veteran hotelier Anthony Melchiorri and his team of designers as they revamp struggling hotels into successful tourist accommodations. With his tough-love style, Melchiorri implements changes that include staff retraining and lobby renovations.
Murals Your Way had the privilege of providing custom wallpaper murals for two establishments featured on Hotel Impossible: White Caps Motel and Maui Sand Resort & Indoor Waterpark.
White Caps Motel
White Caps Motel in Wildwood, New Jersey is the number one resort town on the Jersey Shore, but the entire establishment (and management) needed a total overhaul. Anthony consulted with designer Carrie Locklyn and tasked her to create a new design template for the guest rooms and lobby. Carrie wanted guests to have a true Wildwood experience, whether relaxing in their room or visiting local attractions. She chose a vintage-inspired Ferris wheel wallcovering to accent the motel’s Doo Wop architecture style.
The Maui Sands Hotel & Indoor Waterpark
The Maui Sands Hotel & Indoor Waterpark is a 300-room resort boasting a splash-tabulous indoor waterpark, restaurants, arcade, and convention center. Upon arriving, Anthony encountered bedbug infestation, poor water park upkeep, and unhappy employees and guests.
However, new ownership heeded Anthony’s advice and ushered in significant change. Anthony noticed an empty space near the waterpark’s entrance being underutilized. Once again, he brought in Carrie Locklyn for her design expertise. Carrie chose to create a lounge area for parents as well as a customized play area for kids too young to play in the waterpark. She incorporated colors and pattern using the Beautiful Tropical Flowers wallpaper to create a fun backdrop for the play zone.