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Travel Channel sets April airdates for “Hotel Impossible,” “Baggage Battles”

The two series, produced by Atlas Media Corp and MY Tupelo Entertainment respectively, were greenlit in November. (Pictured: Hotel Impossible)
February 6, 2012

Travel Channel has given April airdates to series Hotel Impossible (pictured) and Baggage Battles, which were both greenlit in November.

The one-hour weekly series Hotel Impossible, produced by Atlas Media Corp, stars hotel fixer Anthony Melchiorri as he visits struggling hotels and gives them an overhaul in order to turn the establishments around in a matter of weeks.

Premiering on April 9 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, the series focuses on a new hotel transformation each episode.

“We know that a huge part of going on vacation is where you stay,” said Andy Singer, SVP, programming & production. “That’s why our new series, Hotel Impossible, is so much fun, entertaining and peppered with lots of good take-away information – exactly what our audience is looking for when they turn to Travel Channel. Anthony Melchiorri is a well-known and respected professional in the hospitality business, and now our viewers are going to find out just what it takes to be the ‘hotel fixer.’”

“I have been a hotel expert for more than 20 years, and it never gets boring,” added Melchiorri. “My goal for this show is to make sure you never look at a hotel the same way again.”

Baggage Battles, meanwhile, is a half-hour weekly series which premieres with two back-to-back episodes on April 11 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

The MY Tupelo Entertainment series looks at what happens to lost luggage, with auction specialists bidding, buying and reselling unclaimed property. The season premiere follows the action in the Miami International Airport before the auction pros jump across the pond to London’s airports.

The series features three teams of auction specialists, including a married couple, a young entrepreneur and the owner of one of the last props and antiques stores in New York City.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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