A sign at the Carnival Motor Inn indicates a name change as the show "Hotel Impossible" worked to renovate the property in January.
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‘Hotel Impossible’ set in Myrtle Beach to air tonight

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By MyrtleBeach.com
May 5, 2014

The “Hotel Impossible” episode filmed in Myrtle Beach in January is set to air at 10 p.m. tonight on the Travel Channel. 

With the help of a local construction crew, the show's designers and hotel “fixer” Anthony Melchiorri transformed the Carnival Motor Inn in just a couple of days for the episode called “Making Waves.” 

The Carnival Motor Inn's owner George Brickwedde filled out a questionnaire to have his motel overhauled after a slow summer season in 2013. Brickwedde bought the motel in 2012. 

“Hotel Impossible” matches struggling properties with Melchiorri, who brings a tough-love approach to all aspects of the business, including decor, operations and staff. Crew members and staff were tight-lipped about the changes during the show's taping, but a sign at the motel indicated a name change to The Waves. 

Though the Carnival reportedly had a rough season, many fans give the property rave reviews on TripAdvisor. One recent visitor from Virginia stayed in a room renovated before the “Hotel Impossible” project.

“To my surprise I was put on the 4th floor in one of the completely renovated rooms. It was great. The room is clean, the bed was comfy and the view was awesome! The staff are friendly and a pleasure to deal with,” the visitor said.

The inn is ranked 85 out of 222 Myrtle Beach properties on TripAdvisor, with 4 out of 5 stars.

The Myrtle Beach episode airs as part of the fourth season of “Hotel Impossible,” which premiered Jan. 27 with an episode at  the Alaskan Hotel & Bar.  The season also features properties in Estes Park, Colo.; Hollywood, Ca.; Homestead, Fla; Islamorada, Fla. (Florida Keys); Las Vegas, N.V.; New Brunswick, Canada; St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.

For anyone that missed the origina air date, the episode will air again at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10.

 

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