About Us

We visit in person, like your mother-in-law.

Oyster is the Hotel Tell-All. We send professional investigators to every hotel, and we publish comprehensive high-resolution photos, amazing panoramas, and expert reviews. Our photos aren't doctored and our reviews are honest, so you know exactly what you're going to get before you arrive.


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Executive Editor

  • Kelsey Blodget

Senior Editor

  • Maria Teresa Hart


  • Alisha Prakash
  • Stefanie Waldek
  • Kyle Valenta
  • Megan Wood
  • Lara Grant
  • Anne Olivia Bauso

Photo operations lead

  • Noemi de la Torre

Photographers and Photo Operations Team

  • Liz Allocca
  • Melissa Martinez
  • Lia Kritikos
  • Victoria Belanger
  • Shiri Aroshas

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Oyster.com is a TripAdvisor Media Group Company

Oyster.com was acquired by TripAdvisor in October 2013. It operates independently and has an independent editorial voice. Oyster has its headquarters in New York with offices in London, UK and Boston, MA.

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