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Bryan Revitalizes a Rundown Pollard’s Point Motel

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Becoming an entrepreneur comes with a heavy workload and to-do list. It’s easy to get caught up in all of your objectives and forget the reasons for starting a business. For teachers-turned-business-owners, Rob and Larraine, they didn’t need to look very far to see that reminder. Surrounded by the stunning scenery of Northwest Newfoundland’s mountains and sea, reminders were all around. Armed with his crew, RV, and a familiar face, Bryan Baeumler sets out to make the Riversea Motel the ultimate getaway in Pollard’s Point.

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An unfinished room at the Riversea Motel
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On-the-Rock Rustic

Having worked on one hotel on an island before, Bryan was a perfect match for Rob and Larraine’s Riversea motel. Although it wasn’t on a literal island it may as well have been. With a lack of access to the normal resources needed for a renovation, business owners need to get creative. One way to mitigate this issue is by leaning on local friends and experts. So when Bryan found himself in beautiful Pollard’s Point, he reached out to Newfoundland and Rock Solid Build’s very own Randy Spracklin.

Related: Newfoundland Slang We Learned From Rock Solid Builds

The amphitheater of the Riversea Motel
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Stage Ready

There is a lot one can do to spruce up their business, the possibilities are near endless, but one thing you can’t change is the scenery. It’s for this reason, that when you have a spectacular view, you do everything you can to emphasize it. For the Riversea Motel, this meant building an outdoor amphitheater. Given their love for their community, Rob and Lorraine wanted to create something that would entice both locals and tourists alike. Building a stage with a truly breathtaking backdrop was an easy decision.

Read more: Bryan Rescues Canada’s Oldest Bowling Alley

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The finished kitchen after Bryan was Screeched In at Pollard's Point
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Cozy Retreat

Fancy isn’t always better. That was the case for this renovation being so far off the beaten path, guests wanted to enjoy a rustic retreat, away from the modern world. This meant that the decor needed to match, so rather than upscale modern designs, the space was best suited to tasteful, rustic, and comfortable amenities. When visiting a place like Pollard’s Point, the draw isn’t the hotel room, but the people, places, and experiences. It’s important to know what matters to your clientele to give them the kind of stay that will make them want to return.

See more of Bryan as he goes cross country in Bryan’s All In on HGTV Canada, available to stream Live or On-Demand with STACKTV. Try it free today!

Check out: Bryan Baeumler’s Do’s and Don’ts for First-Time Entrepreneurs

 



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