All-Inclusive Resorts 2014 Advisors
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.
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.
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
Melissa 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.
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.
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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