TV exposure leads to closed rooms
Nov 08, 2014 12:03 am
[caption width="324" align="alignleft"] From Woodstock Lodge website.[/caption]“This is the worst place I’ve ever been in my life, personally and professionally,” "Hotel Impossible" host, Anthony Melchiorri, said in the broadcast on the Travel Channel show in October about the Woodstock Lodge. William Kemble reports in The Daily Freeman that after the show aired the town re-inspected the 30-room lodge, and now is blocking the lodge from renting three cabins or allowing them to be occupied. A town report issued Oct. 24 said a review by the town Building Department and Ulster County Health Department found repairs had not been done since a May inspection found 25 problems there. The May inspection was conducted shortly after a crew from “Hotel Impossible” visited the 30-room lodge to film the segment that aired last month. The town report also noted that the electrical panel problem had not been corrected, a building had structural weakness, a smoke detector was not working, a cabin floor was rotting, electrical outlet covers were broken, steps were rotted, a bathroom had mold, and the lodge’s Havana Grill, "need[s] a good cleaning.” Woodstock Lodge owner Carlo Pomba said shortly after the “Hotel Impossible” segment aired that he was upset with the program and was considering taking legal action against the producers. Pomba, who has owned the Woodstock Lodge at 20 Country Club Lane for 18 years, could not be reached for further comment on Thu., Nov. 6, about this new report. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.