MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A hotel in Myrtle Beach will be featured on the fourth season of the Travel Channel series, "Hotel Impossible," in which "hotel fixer" Anthony Melchiorri works to get struggling hotels back on the path to success.
The fourth season of the series, set to premiere on January 27 at 10 p.m., will visit 13 struggling hotels around the continent, including the Carnival Inn in Myrtle Beach.
"Each hotel presents its own set of challenges – whether it's strong personalities, conflicting goals or just plain physical neglect of the hotel. For me, it can be emotionally exhausting to become so deeply invested in all of these properties, with only a short window of time to help them," said Melchiorri. "However, I'm addicted to the excitement of pushing through these obstacles and leaving the owners with a newfound sense of hope and confidence for their future."
According to a news release from the Travel Channel, Melchiorri and the Hotel Impossible crew are visiting the 24-room Carnival Inn. Here is a description of the episode, from a Travel Channel news release:
"Myrtle Beach has always been a beloved location for George and his family. In 2012, after his wife was diagnosed with cancer, George purchased the Carnival Inn and asked his son-in-law, Dewey, to help run the hotel. With his 18 years of experience on the Board of Directors for the Palms Resort, the idea was for George to get the business operational until Dewey was able to join the hotel team full time. Now, the cost of running the hotel is taking a financial toll and to make matters worse, Dewey was furloughed during the recent government shutdown. Business has been slow for the past two summers; the family is hoping they can make it through the winter and are determined to keep the Carnival Inn alive. With staff issues – including an inadequate GM and maintenance worker, a bookkeeper who works remotely in Virginia, outdated décor and physical neglect of the property, they are in serious need of Anthony's help."
The Travel Channel says crews will be filming in Myrtle Beach all this week, and the Carnival Inn episode will air some time this spring.