Alvear Palace Hotel | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Without a doubt the Grande Dame of Buenos Aires, an icon of sophistication, luxury and exclusiveness, which will transport you to the old times of this thriving destination, full of European influences and heritage. The Alvear Palace Hotel is situated in the most elegant neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, La Recoleta. Originally built as a luxury hotel to accommodate the increasing amount of European visitors arriving in Buenos Aires at the time, The Alvear Palace was transformed in 1932 into a model of the highest expression of refinement. Continue reading Alvear Palace Hotel
Hotel Check IN W Bangkok | Bangkok, Thailand | Set in the pulsating heart of Bangkok, surrounded by spicy street markets, vibrant nightlife, and top shops and restaurants. Last night we Checked IN at the stunning sexy and chic W Bangkok. I was not expecting much to be honest, since the hotel just opened four month ago, but I must say the this property has just jumped to my TOP 05 favorite properties in Bangkok. W Bangkok radiates with electric energy. It is sultry inspiring debauchery on its very own Thai style. We are being hosted at the W version of the Presidential Suite, which looks taken out of a premium Gucci store. We just love the style, design, and panoramic views of Bangkok. Continue reading Hotel Check IN W Bangkok
Hotel Check IN at The Siam | Bangkok, Thailand | Last night upon arrival back in Bangkok from the Golden Triangle, we Checked IN at the exclusive The Siam Hotel. Many have questioned this hotel over the last few month since opening, due to its remote location compared to other luxury hotel options in Bangkok. Well my full position on this and more to come soon upon check out. Continue reading Hotel Check IN at The Siam
Estancia La Bamba de Areco | Buenos Aires, Argentina | I have been to San Antonio de Areco multiple times in previous visits to Buenos Aires, but I must say that never before in such style and sophistication. Ideally located only 120 km from Buenos Aires and close to San Antonio de Areco in the heart of the Pampa, one of the oldest estancias in Argentina, recently renovated with great care as a boutique hotel, successfully combines luxurious comfort and colonial elegance. San Antonio de Areco, is one of my favorite gateways, when I visit the city of Buenos Aires. Continue reading Estancia La Bamba de Areco
Le Ferme Saint Simeon inHonfleur | Honfleur, France | During my visit to Deauville a few month ago, I have the great experience to stay at this lovely hotel, by Relais & Chateaux. A hotel full of charm and lots of history. I was hosted at one of their Executive Rooms, with stunning views overlooking both the garden and the waters of Normandy at the Seine estuary. Approximately a beautiful 20 minutes drive from Deauville to Honfleur along the waterline.
Located in the main house, combining traditional charm with modern comfort. 34 rooms and luxurious suites. A large room exclusive, so attic “Cathedral”, which lets the light that fascinated the impressionist painters. Bright and spacious, it has a sitting area with a bathroom with a bath and separate shower, private toilet, minibar, flat screen television with DVD player and tuner and a docking station iPod/iPhone. Free WiFi access.
In the 19th century, the ever-changing landscapes of the Seine estuary inspired the painters. It is the land of constant moving skies and of a fascinating light. Le Ferme Saint-Simeon basks in this atmosphere of indefinable charm.
Some of my favorite spaces at the hotel are the Restaurant and the Library. Such a cozy, warm and sophisticated ambiance. Such a pleasure to seat next to the fireplace while enjoying a great cocktail or a cup of tea. Breakfasts are a whole experience on itself.
The Spa is one of the main reasons why special guests from all over the world flock to this exclusive retreat. Located at the attached building to the main house.
Do you recognize this house ? Well maybe it will bring you memories of one of the famous pieces by one of the icons of impressionism, Claude Monet.
One of the special hotels I experienced during 2012, and to be honest I look forward to return once again, relax and enjoy the tranquility and charm signature by Relais & Chateux and Le Ferme Saint-Simeon. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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HUB Porteño homemade luxury experience | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Their slogan is Live you own local experience in Buenos Aires, and this is the HUB and heart of this new project that opened only three month ago, in the heart of the district of Recoleta. They propose six experiences based on all or any of the following: Art, Entertainment, Countryside, Tango, Culture and/or Polo. From the moment you step foot into HUB Porteño, you can feel and experience the sophistication and exclusiveness, achieved by using only native elements, materials and creations. Continue reading HUB Porteño homemade luxury experience
Skeppsholmen Hotel | Stockholm, Skeppsholmen Island, Sweden I would risk to say that from now on, Skeppsholmen Hotel is among my top choice of hotels around the world. I would certainly come over and visit over and over. You may find it basic or not luxurious enough. But to me, same as always, Skeppsholmen Hotel gave me the true Stockholm experience that I was looking for. Design style, boutique, small venue, personalized service, warm atmosphere, amazing views of Stockholm city and fun crowd. Continue reading Skeppsholmen Hotel Stockholm