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Anthony Melchiorri

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Managing Director and Founder

Local Address: New York City, New York, United States
Argeo Hospitality

Employment History

  • President
    Argeo Hospitality
  • President {PR}
    Argeo Hospitality
  • Host
    Travel Channel
  • Expert and Host and Co-Executive Producer
    Travel Channel
  • Host
  • General Manager
    Algonquin Hotel
  • First Vice President
    Tishman Hotel Corporation
  • Asset Manager of the Westin Hotel
    Tishman Hotel Corporation
  • General Manager
    The Lucerne Hotel
  • Hotel Executive
  • Senior Vice President
    New York Hotel Management Company
  • Host
    Hotel Impossible
  • Member, Team
    Hotel Impossible
138 Total References
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Anthony Melchiorri, host of ..., 25 Sept 2013 [cached]
Anthony Melchiorri, host of The Travel Channel's Hotel Impossible, will be the featured speaker. Known for renovating and repositioning landmark properties, he will participate in a lively question and answer session.
Q+A: Anthony Melchiorri cleans ..., 10 Feb 2014 [cached]
Q+A: Anthony Melchiorri cleans up Las Vegas' Hotel Fortune on Travel Channel's 'Hotel Impossible'
The property, one of the most brutally critiqued hotels here according to Yelp and other online reports, became the subject of Travel Channel cameras for "Hotel Impossible" with host Anthony Melchiorri, as we reported last November.
His task was to rescue a "hotel from hell" losing more than $500,000 a year and make it heavenly again for visitors to its 150 rooms and the 24 employees. The show donated new sponsor products, new bedding materials and hospitality-management courses. Tonight, viewers get a look at its makeover and new life when "Hotel Impossible" airs the Las Vegas filming at 10 p.m.
Anthony, who has 20-plus years of experience as a hospitality-industry guru and hotel fixer, is now in Season 4 of "Hotel Impossible" and in the weekly one-hour program turns around hotels struggling to survive or not living up to potential. Anthony, who began his career at New York's Plaza Hotel, has a proven record repositioning properties coast to coast, including the first Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort and the landmark Algonquin Hotel.
Argeo Hospitality NYC - Hotel Management and Consultation Services, 21 Sept 2013 [cached]
Anthony Melchiorri:
Leading the industry, Anthony Melchiorri has assembled a team of experts that specialize in every aspect of hotel management. His group of hard working professionals consists of developers, marketing strategists, fiscal analysts and operators.
In the twenty years Anthony has been in the hospitality business he has a proven track record of understanding a company's vision, its individual parts, and how to make those parts work together to complete the whole picture. He knows it is attention to detail and making each part of the operation functional and strong that are the keys to creating profitability. He has developed and repositioned some of the country's finest and most high profile properties such as the first Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort and the landmark Algonquin Hotel. By taking on companies such as these and others in need of development or immediate re-positioning, he applies his experience and ability to build teams and add value for the owners and developers and increase their bottom line.
Anthony was put on the fast track to success early on at the landmark Plaza Hotel as Director of Front Office Operations. This career path led Anthony to several operation positions at hotels such as the Embassy Suites and Millennium Hotels, before becoming vice president of operations for Ecce Panis' Retail Company. He discovered that the same principles with which he achieved success in the hotel industry also applied in growing small businesses. He took a small struggling bread company and was one of the people that helped contribute to turn it into the largest artisan bread company in the country. He helped establish financing and built a 60,000 square foot production facility. One of Ecce Panis' successes was being one of the first companies to deliver all of Starbuck's breakfast items.
By the age of 29, Anthony had become a seasoned professional and was selected to become the general manager of the Lucerne Hotel in 1997 and developed it into one of the top ranked hotels in New York City. It was selected as the NY Times Travel Guide's Best Service Hotel.
After seven years at the Lucerne, he was chosen to become general manager of the world famous Algonquin Hotel. At the time, the Algonquin had seen better days. Anthony, and his team, closed the hotel for a month and oversaw a basement-to-roof renovation, including all the restaurants and back-of-house areas. Anthony brought the project in on time and on budget. He and his team re-positioned The Algonquin to become a highly rated Michelin Guide Hotel and the hotel's Public Relations campaign won HSMAI Best in Show Award for Marketing. Some of the hotel's marketing campaigns included the Martini on the Rock (a $10,000 Martini containing an engagement ring which was seen on news stations and web sites all around the world). His Young Cabaret Artist Competition also generated interest and press from all over the United States.
After the hotel was re-positioned, the owner sold it for a significant return and asked Anthony to become senior vice president of the first Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort in the world (in Orlando, Florida). There he oversaw the 25-acre, 800 room resort helping it to become one of the most sought-after travel destinations in Orlando. Anthony successfully made the transition into the asset management side of the business, becoming first vice president of Tishman Hotels where he was asset manager of the Westin Hotel in Times Square.
As Senior Vice President of New York Hotel Management Company, Anthony helped develop a 310 all suite hotel in Times Square overseeing construction, design, pre-opening, opening and post-opening operations. The Tripadvisor guest satisfaction score for the hotel is 96% which is number one on Tripadvisor and ranked in the top 2% of all hotels in New York City.
Since forming Argeo Hospitality he has help create and implement a web-based third-party hotel company that helps owners attract customers at significantly lower margins than traditional third-party companies. Argeo Hospitality consults on hotel projects for private owners and investors. Argeo Hospitality has the ability to create a plan, market, promote, and turn a company's staff into a well-oiled machine. Anthony has an unmatched ability to break down problems and find solutions that generate profits.
Hotel Impossible host Anthony ..., 29 Sept 2013 [cached]
Hotel Impossible host Anthony Melchiorri has managed several hotels, including the New York Plaza. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)
Anthony Melchiorri is the host of Hotel Impossible.
"If people are looking for this hotel to be restored, to come into the lobby and see it completely redone, and just, 'Oh my god,' that's not going to happen," he says.
Most TV viewers want to see the 'before' and 'after' effect of a hotel makeover, but Melchiorri says his job is more about what's not as obvious.
"My show is not about renovation. My show is about repositioning hotels and really giving them the plans to move forward. I'm more interested in the infrastructure of the operations and how people communicate and deal with each other. My job is to reengage the spirit of the hotel," explains Melchiorri.
That same day, Melchiorri says he was about to have a nervous breakdown.
Outside of television, Melchiorri is a hotel consultant. He's managed numerous hotels, including the New York Plaza, and was senior vice president of a hotel management company.
When asked what he thinks is a challenge for the Alaskan,
"The bar is loud, and when you have 45 rooms sitting on top of a bar, that's like a bear wrestling a fish, the bear always wins, so that's a problem," Melchiorri says.
Melchiorri says that was the show's highest rated episode.
The couple would simply be told ..., 6 Feb 2013 [cached]
The couple would simply be told they'd be meeting with Anthony Melchiorri, the star of the show, the individual who has been to countless hotel, motel and resort properties and knows just about everything there is to know about the hospitality industry and is willing to share his knowledge on a TV show growing in popularity.
As far as the "reality" of the show, Mike said he found it to be as realistic as it could. Melchiorri would not talk to Jackie and Mike at all unless the crew was taping.
For example, Mike, Jackie and Melchiorri conducted do-overs of walking toward the "reveal" three different times before the couple got to see it.
"I told Anthony when I took him to his room, 'I don't know what is more intimidating, to be the place they are critiquing or the one where he is staying,'" said 50-year hotelier Lynne Ludwig.
But Melchiorri had only positive things to say about the Rapids and the Ludwigs' hospitality when I sat down to chat with him after the final day's taping.
He also had nothing but glowing and rave things to say about Grand Lake and the community he'd come to experience.
"I will go on record saying it's the most beautiful place I've ever been," he said. "I was blown away.
The star, host and expert of "Hotel Impossible," Melchiorri had spent the prior day snowmobiling in the U.S. Forest, reaching mountaintops for spectacular vistas, and ice fishing on Grand Lake - two activities he said he'd never done. On Saturday, he had joined the Hotel Impossible team in racing a bed sled down Grand Avenue during the town's quirky Winter Carnival.
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