All-Inclusive Resorts 2014 Advisors
Our advisors for Travel's Best All-Inclusive Resorts have traveled all around the world. Collectively, they have stayed at dozens of hotels and resorts that feature luxurious rooms, world-class spas and restaurants, along with a wide array of activities to keep guests busy.
Get to know the world travelers -- including Hotel Impossible’s hotel fixer Anthony Melchiorri, Indagare.com founder Melissa Biggs Bradley and hospitality consultant Shane Green -- who came up with our list of some of the most exquisite resorts to unwind.
Hotel Fixer, Hotel ImpossibleAnthony Melchiorri brings his expertise as the “hotel fixer” to Travel Channel’s TV series Hotel Impossible. In this weekly 1-hour program, Anthony helps turn around the business of a hotel struggling to survive. With more than 20 years in the hospitality business, he has developed and repositioned some of the finest and most high-profile properties in the US, including the first Nickelodeon Suites Resort and the landmark Algonquin Hotel in NYC.
Anthony got his start in the industry as the director of front office operations for NYC’s The Plaza Hotel. At the age of 29, he also developed The Lucerne Hotel into one of the top-ranking hotels in NYC. Seven years later, he and his team repositioned The Algonquin into a highly-rated Michelin Guide hotel. The hotel owner went on to sell the property for a significant return on investment and asked Anthony to be senior vice president of the first Nickelodeon Suites Resort.
Today, Anthony runs his own company, Argeo Hospitality, consulting on hotel projects for private owners and investors. He currently resides in New York with his wife and 3 children.
Hospitality ConsultantShane Green has more than 20 years of experience working and consulting in the hospitality and retail industries. As the founder of SGE International, Shane has created a company that focuses on designing and delivering internal cultures and learning experiences that allow companies to deliver on their customer experience promises. SGEi has worked with some of the most recognized brands in the world, such as BMW, W Hotels, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Cisco Systems, Hayman, the NBA, Christie’s Auction House, Siemens and NetJets.
Prior to founding SGEi, Green worked for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and has continued to work with many hospitality groups. He has a special affinity for the resort environment, where he has worked with groups from all over the world. Shane specializes in working with modern luxury brands as they evolve to remain relevant for consumers and deliver their desired experiences. His distinctive, multicultural background has informed the diverse and global thinking found within SGEi, and the company’s global clients.
Shane received his bachelor’s degree in marketing and business psychology from the University of Canterbury in his native country, New Zealand.
Melissa Biggs Bradley
Founder of Indagare.comMelissa Biggs Bradley is the founder of Indagare.com, the member-based travel service that has been named the ultimate source for luxury travelers by Vanity Fair and The Wall Street Journal. Before she launched Indagare.com, Melissa was the travel editor of Town & Country for 12 years.
Melissa’s love for travel started early. At 10 years old, she spent a month in Australia; went on her first safari in Africa at 12; and lived in France with a French family for a year as a teenager. After traveling to more than 100 countries, she has a long list of favorite restaurants and shops. She believes that travel broadens our vision and enlarges our soul. Though she doesn’t claim to have mastered jet lag, it rarely slows her down, and she travels with her children, friends and Indagare members multiple times a year.
Melissa is currently a contributing editor at Departures magazine. She has been interviewed by USA Today, Allure, InStyle, People, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, as well as by CNN Headline News, Good Day New York and Discovery Channel. Follow Melissa on Instagram @indagare.
Travel PersonalityJimmy Im is a TV personality, travel expert, journalist and spokesperson for Clear (www.clearme.com). Jimmy travels the world covering several areas of expertise, including luxury hotels, food, culture and lifestyle. His passion for travel has taken him as far away as Greenland, Palau and the Marquesas Islands, although he's quite comfortable traveling in and around his new home, LA, too.
Jimmy has written for notable publications, including Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, New York Daily News, Hollywood Reporter, BonAppetit.com, Passport, BBC Travel, Bridal Guide, Thrillist.com and Robb Report. He works as a travel expert on local morning newscasts; a cultural ambassador on Stoli's ORGNL.TV, a correspondent for West Hollywood Convention and Visitors Bureau, and a writer for Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Jimmy usually travels with his little shih-tzu pup Ruby (@PupInParadise). Follow Jimmy's adventures on Instagram @jimmyim and Twitter @dieselmad.
Managing Producer, Travel ChannelKwin Mosby has almost 2 decades of experience in the media industry. In addition to working for TravelChannel.com as an online producer for 6 years, he has worked as a TV news reporter/producer at KBJR-TV in Duluth, MN; an associate producer at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul; and an associate producer for BBC’s Washington, DC, bureau.
Today, Kwin manages the destinations and interests content on TravelChannel.com, including the Top Hotels section of the site. His role as managing producer requires him and his team to monitor the latest travel news and hot travel trends to keep the website and its accompanying The Traveling Type blog relevant.
Kwin has been lucky enough to experience some of the world’s best bed and breakfast inns, budget hotels, high-end hotels and exclusive resorts. When he’s not working, Kwin visits relaxing beach locations, cultural urban epicenters and prime destinations for outdoors enthusiasts such as Costa Rica, Miami, Santorini, Barcelona, New York City, Paris, London and Brazil. Follow Kwin and his adventures @KwinMosby.
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