Travel's Best All-Inclusive Resorts 2015 Advisors

Meet the experts behind Travel's Best All-Inclusive Resorts 2015. Get to know the world travelers — including Anthony Melchiorri, hotel fixer on Hotel Impossible, and Kelsey Blodget, managing editor for — who came up with our list of some of the most luxurious resorts to unplug, relax and rejuvenate.

Anthony Melchiorri

Anthony 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 that’s 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 in Orlando, FL, and the landmark Algonquin Hotel in NYC.

Anthony got his start in the industry as the director of front-office operations for the Plaza Hotel in New York. At age 29, he also developed the Lucerne Hotel into one of the city’s top-ranking accommodations. Seven years later, he and his team repositioned the Algonquin as a highly rated Michelin Guide hotel. Its 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.

Shane Green

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Shane Green has more than 20 years of experience working and consulting in the hospitality and retail industries. As the founder of SGE International, he has created a company that focuses on designing and delivering internal cultures and learning experiences that allow companies to fulfill 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.

Before founding SGEi, Shane worked for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. He has a special affinity for the resort environment, where he has continued to collaborate 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 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.

Susan B. Barnes

Susan B. Barnes is a travel writer, editor and photographer. A proud Army brat, she was born on a military base in Belgium and has been on the go ever since. For the past 13 years, she has turned her passion for travel into freelance writing, making the break to go full-time freelance 2 years ago. Susan enjoys discovering new destinations and experiences and sharing them with readers in a fun, casual voice.

Susan’s a regular contributor for online and print publications including, The New York Post and She’s also regularly published in lifestyle magazines in Denver, Los Angeles and Tampa, FL. You can find Susan tweeting regularly @travlin_girl and sharing her travels on her Facebook page.

Kelsey Blodget

Kelsey Blodget oversees all editorial operations at, a hotel review site that sends expert investigators to visit, photograph and rate hotels. She has gotten to travel to some amazing places for Oyster, from Costa Rica to Ireland to Norway, and she is obsessed with everything to do with hotels and travel. Her work for the blog has been syndicated to a variety of media outlets, including Yahoo Travel, ABC News, Fox News, McClatchy Newspapers and Business Insider, among others.

She's very excited that Oyster is reviewing thousands more hotels in so many new destinations this year. You can follow Oyster on Twitter @OysterHotels.

Kwin Mosby

Kwin Mosby has almost 2 decades of experience in the media industry. In addition to working for as an online producer for 7 years, he has served 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, including the Top Hotels and Travel's Best sections 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 blog, The Traveling Type, relevant.

Kwin has been lucky enough to experience some of the world’s best bed-and-breakfast inns, budget hotels, high-end lodgings 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, Greece; Barcelona, Spain; New York City; Paris; London; and Brazil. Follow Kwin and his adventures @KwinMosby.

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