El Paso’s Gardner Hotel Featured on Season Premiere of ‘Hotel Impossible’
El Paso's oldest continuously operating hotel will be featured on the seventh season premiere of the Travel Channel reality show Hotel Impossible.
The Gardner Hotel, located at 311 E. Franklin in Downtown El Paso, will be the focus of Monday's episode titled Hostel Takeover, a reference to the room-sharing accommodations half of the Gardner’s rooms have been converted to.
The hotel makeover show follows "fixer" Anthony Melchiorri as he travels the country repairing and reviving struggling hotels, always with a bit of drama. And judging by the episode synopsis below, the TV host’s stay in El Paso won't be without incident either.
"[Anthony] Melchiorri tackles his first hostel – located within the historic Gardner Hotel, a second generation,family-run business in El Paso, Texas. Hoping to capitalize on the budget-friendly trend of room-sharing accommodations, Joe, the owner, has converted half of the Gardner’s rooms into a hostel.
Melchiorri quickly becomes concerned with guest security and safety, cringing at the health risks in a guest kitchen. To keep the Gardner Hotel from closing its doors, Melchiorri must convince Joe to hand over the keys to the third generation, his daughter."
The Gardner Hotel episode will air Monday, April 18 at 8 p.m. on the Travel Channel, with a rebroadcast at 11 p.m.