Travel Channel’s ‘Hotel Impossible’ to feature Crookston business in episode

    The letters arranged on the sign outside along University Avenue read, "Embracing the Impossible!"   

    So what is that supposed to mean? Well, read on...   

    The Crookston Inn & Convention Center will soon be known for something other than their hospitality. "Hotel Impossible," a reality show on the Travel Channel, will be filming at the Crookston Inn for an upcoming episode of the new season. The show and its host, Anthony Melchiorri, help struggling hotels get back on their feet and on the path to success by "revamping and re-motivating the staff and transforming the hotel."    

    "I have been working to get on the show for about a year," said Crookston Inn owner Todd Jacobson. "I'm just hoping for a fresh pair of eyes as this place was in far worse shape than I had imagined."    

    Jacobson and his wife Nicole purchased the Crookston Inn & Convention Center, previously known as the Northland Inn, early last year.    

    "It has been almost 20 years before we got here that any substantial money has been put into this place," said Jacobson. "Any part of the hotel that the show decides to work on is fine with us. It all needs work."    

    The Crookston Inn is in the final stages of production before filming.