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Anthony Melchiorri of ‘Hotel Impossible’ dishes on trashy hotels, travel tips and Trump
Finding and scheduling hotel accommodations is easier than ever in the digital age. However how do you actually read in between the lines when it comes to online evaluations?
Anthony Melchiorri, previous hotelier turned host of Travel Channel's hit series "Hotel Impossible," says the travel market has actually never been more transparent which indicates customers have incredible access to nitty gritty hotel information-- if they know where to look.
"Go on the internet, go the third celebrations [websites not associated with a hotel brand] whether it be TripAdvisor hotels, Expedia, Google, and looking at the awful comments initially," Melchiorri tells FoxNews.com.But focus
to those unfavorable evaluation dates. The Travel Channel host continued,"Were those comments 5 years of ages, three years of ages, or were they last week? Now, if they just had a bed bug 4 years earlier, and it's a very first class hotel, I would not really be troubled by that."After you've chosen a home and examined in, Melchiorri says doing a thorough room assessment first is required. Look for indications of bed bugs on the linens, inspect bathroom areas for mold, and don't be afraid to request for a room on a greater floor if you're stressed over safety. Also, the hotel professional encourages bringing sanitation wipes to cleanse commonly touched surface areas like lights, space phones and door knobs.Melchiorri has actually developed a profession operating at a few of the world's most well-known residential or commercial properties.
"I was the night supervisor and Donald Trump used to come in and utilized to go to the Oak Space and he used to always stop by-- he called me Tony not Anthony-- and he 'd state'Tony, what's the typical rate and what's the tenancy?'"Melchiorri recalls.He even worked Trump's second wedding to Marla Maples. The Plaza might still be one of Melchiorri's favorite properties to visit--"It resembles a human
to me," he quipped-- but after eight seasons on "Impossible," he's seen a lot of dumps, too. Among his worst hotel experiences really took place at a high-end hotel on exactly what ought to have been the journey of a lifetime-- his honeymoon. "I went to St. John's and I strolled in and the space was best,"Melchiorri says, showing that his suite appeared terrific at initially. Upon closer examination, the hospitality specialist identified mold in between the bathroom tiles."Now, my animal peeve is mold." Melchiorri states he quickly informed personnel and a couple of hours later, the hotel had somebody re-grouting the tub. Moral of the story? If you explore a hotel and it's not exactly what you're expecting(or you have actually seen some serious issues like mold or signs of pests)Melchiorri states the technique to getting what you desire
is to be respectful and firm with your request, however never ever be afraid to ask for what you desire-- simply do it with a smile and you might even get some special treatment."Hotel Difficult"airs on Travel Channel Sundays at 10 p.m.