Articles by Melissa Rossi

Hotel Review: Thailand: Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Hotel Review: Thailand: Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Spacious Lanna-style pavilions overlook terraced rice fields and the mountains in the beautiful Mae Rim Valley, minutes from the artistic and cultural heritage of Thailand's northern capital. From the Thai cooking school to the acclaimed spa and flawless service, a signature Four Seasons experience.

Hotel Review: Japan: The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

Hotel Review: Japan: The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

In a city known for towering hotels, the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo ascends to new heights rising up between the 45th and 53rd floors of Tokyo Midtown, the capital's highest building...

Hotel Review: Japan: Hyatt Regency Kyoto

Hotel Review: Japan: Hyatt Regency Kyoto

Kyoto, the former capital of Japan, is the city that most beautifully illustrates the modernity and tradition of the island nation...

Hotel Review: Bahrain: Banyan Tree Desert Spa & Resort Al Areen

Hotel Review: Bahrain: Banyan Tree Desert Spa & Resort Al Areen

Wealthy Bahrain, the first Persian Gulf country where oil was discovered back in 1932, is little more than a speck on most maps; until recently...

Hotel Review: Thailand: Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai

Hotel Review: Thailand: Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai

With its ancient "skyline" of spires, stepped towers and intricately carved stupas, the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi is not a 5-star hotel...it is a self-contained town...

Hotel Review: Thailand: The Chedi, Chiang Mai

Hotel Review: Thailand: The Chedi, Chiang Mai

In this masterpiece of elegant simplicity tucked along the quiet shores of the Ping River, every line makes a statement, and every turn spills a perfectly framed view...

Hotel Review: Qatar: Sharq Village & Spa

Hotel Review: Qatar: Sharq Village & Spa

In reaction to the glassy, ultramodern hotels rising along the Persian Gulf, visionaries in Doha hatched a novel idea: a luxury getaway evoking lantern-lit pearling villages...

Hotel Review: Cambodia: Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh

Hotel Review: Cambodia: Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh

The noisy, if compelling, chaos of Cambodia's capital is quickly forgotten here under the fanned palms of the opulent Le Royal, the most sedate hideaway in the whole city...

Hotel Review: UAE: Park Hyatt Dubai

Hotel Review: UAE: Park Hyatt Dubai

In a city swimming in flash and pizzazz hotels, the Park Hyatt Dubai need not scream: poised along the city's river-like creek, and nudging the city's exclusive yacht club...

Hotel Review: Cambodia: The Quay Hotel, Phnom Penh

Hotel Review: Cambodia: The Quay Hotel, Phnom Penh

What is, hands down, the most chic hotel in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh is also the easiest to miss.

Hotel Review: Thailand: Banyan Tree Bangkok

Hotel Review: Thailand: Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree hotels are a little bit dangerous. You stay in one of these romantic hideaways, then you're hooked.

Hotel Review: Japan: Conrad Tokyo

Hotel Review: Japan: Conrad Tokyo

Two elements – gleaming modernity and serene nature – weave together seamlessly in the Conrad Tokyo, the city's first designer hotel in years...