Five gay travel bloggers to bookmark before you hit the road

Five gay travel bloggers to bookmark before you hit the roadFive gay travel bloggers to bookmark before you hit the road  |  Press  |  Thank You dot429 for featuring me as part of your “Five ‪gay travel bloggers‬ to bookmark before you hit the road” – …” CarlosMeliaBlog If you’re into travel ‪bling‬—and perhaps drooling on your laptop—check out the blog from this luxury travel consultant (and ‪‎dot429 contributor) Carlos Melia. He blogs his journeys and discoveries, everything from spas and resorts, to beaches and five-star hotels. This is where you want to look for new trends, upcoming hotspots, and refreshing getaways…. Read the full article  Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

 

(*) To book your own travel experience, do not hesitate to contact me either by email carlos@carlosmelia.com or phone # 917.754.5515. Also check our scheduled Small Travel Groups at Coups de Coeur. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of LGTNetwork, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network. www.carlosmelia.com

 

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Le Bristol Hotel Paris

Le Bristol Paris by Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator Le Bristol Hotel Paris  |  Paris, France  |  A few days ago while in Paris, researching for options for a very important client of mine, the name Le Bristol Hotel came before my eyes while walking along rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore. Of course I knew about their existence, but honestly never paid attention to them, judging mainly by their exterior. Before contacting them, I asked around, and one dear friend told me …” it is a French cliche for American travelers…”. So I took the challenge and I did some research online. I was quite happily surprised, when I realized that I have met the sales team before at one of the international Luxury Travel events, and more so when I found out they are part of the Oetker Collection, hands down one of my favorite luxury hotel groups. So I need to come to see it with my own eyes, and so very happy I did. I scheduled an appointment for a site inspection followed by lunch at 114 Faubourg. After my visit, I can say I could not disagree more with my friend. Perhaps he based his ideas on the fact that Le Bristol became from June 1940, the home of the American embassy and American nationals living in Paris. But that was way long ago. I feel that Le Bristol Hotel Paris, represents sophistication, class and elegance in a very traditional manner, but yet quite cozy, understated and informal. A very interesting mix of crowds coexist in a very calm but yet dynamic atmosphere. Of course a very desirable address, for those looking for some extra cache and convenience.

Le Bristol Paris by Carlos Melia Luxury Travel CuratorOld time traditional charm. Their internal patio is marvelous, a true oasis in the center of Paris. Rooms and suites are like petite jewel boxes. Pet friendly. Lunch at 114 Faubourg was quite good, very crowded with a mix of local business crow and tourists. My mouth is watering for my next visit to try Epicure Restaurant by Chef Eric Frechon, triple Michelin-starred chef. So next time, I will make sure to have Le Bristol Hotel and my official headquarters in Paris. Le Bristol is named as a tribute to Bishop Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, an eighteenth-century traveller famed for his love of comfort and the high standards he demanded. (hence why you will find several Bristol hotels around the world, with no other thing in common than Bishop Frederick Hervey.). What a lovely hotel and enriching discovery. Book this hotel with me and get the following Extra VIP Amenities: American Breakfast for two Daily at Epicure or Le Jardin Francais + VIP Treatment + $100 Spa Credit, Once During Stay + The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of booking: Upgrade up to the Junior Suite category (with guaranteed upgrade to Deluxe Junior Suite) + The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure: Upgrade from Deluxe Junior Suite category and above + Early Check-In. What can I say… I am in love. !!! hôtel de luxe 5 étoiles situé dans le 8ème arrondissement de Paris. It is not for everyone, but definitely it is for me.Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com
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 (*) To book your own travel experience, do not hesitate to contact me either by email carlos@carlosmelia.com or phone # 917.754.5515. Also check our scheduled Small Travel Groups at Coups de Coeur. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of LGTNetwork, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network. www.carlosmelia.com

 

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LuxeInACity puts Carlos Melia on the spotlight

LuxeInACity puts Carlos Melia on the spotlight
LuxeInACity puts Carlos Melia on the spotlight
 |  Press  |  Thank You LuxeInACity for the feature and spotlight. “… Behind every great luxury blog, you will find a great story. Luxury bloggers are real people, not machines, and to successfully work with them, we recommend you get to know them a little better. Through our years at LuxeInACity, we have talked, collaborated and exchanged ideas with dozens of great bloggers from around the world. Today’s blogger is Carlos Melia. Full post at agenceluxury.com. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

 

(*) To book your own travel experience, do not hesitate to contact me either by email carlos@carlosmelia.com or phone # 917.754.5515. Also check our scheduled Small Travel Groups at Coups de Coeur. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of LGTNetwork, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network. www.carlosmelia.com

 

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Travel Alert CarlosMeliaBlog off to Paris Fashion Week

CarlosMeliaBlog off to Paris Fashion WeekTravel Alert CarlosMeliaBlog off to Paris Fashion Week  |  Paris, France  |  Countdown is up.!! CarlosMeliaBlog tomorrow is off to ‎Paris‬ ‪Fashion Week‬ for ‎RUBINSINGER‬ ‪‎Spring 2015‬ and Ready-to-Wear. You may follow my pass, once again through Paris, France, minute-to-minute at my Instagram @CarlosMeliaBlog. Back October 2nd. Flying OpenSkies. Stay at Hotel Vernet. More on RUBINSINGER www.rubinsinger.com. See you upon return. !!!! Checking OUT. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

 

(*) To book your own travel experience, do not hesitate to contact me either by email carlos@carlosmelia.com or phone # 917.754.5515. Also check our scheduled Small Travel Groups at Coups de Coeur. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of LGTNetwork, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network. www.carlosmelia.com

 

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HotelsClick features Carlos Melia. Introducing the Man

Interview with Carlos Melia: Introducing the Man
HotelsClick features Carlos Melia. Introducing the Man
 |  Press  |  Thank You HotelsClick.com for the feature Interview with our founder Carlos Melia: Introducing the Man. Few weeks ago, we got in touch with Carlos Melia, travel agent & travel blogger, concierge, hospitality consultant, wedding planner specialized in luxury travel and got totally fascinated by the amount of things he does. Besides the above mentioned activities, he is also a spokesperson for the LGTNetwork ( Luxury Gay Travel Network)… More @blog.hotelsclick.com / Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

 

(*) To book your own travel experience, do not hesitate to contact me either by email carlos@carlosmelia.com or phone # 917.754.5515. Also check our scheduled Small Travel Groups at Coups de Coeur. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of LGTNetwork, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network. www.carlosmelia.com

 

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Knee Defender To be or not to be on Telemundo with Carlos Melia

Knee Defender by Carlos Melia on Telemundo Un Nuevo DiaKnee Defender To be or not to be on Telemundo with Carlos Melia  |  Un Nuevo Dia  |  On my column as Travel Expert for Un Nuevo Dia on Telemundo NBC Universal, this week I covered the controversy over the Knee Defender gadget, that has forced several flights onto Emergency Landings and more than many fights onboard. What is the FAA saying, which airlines are banning the gadget… Take a look. Knee Defender by Carlos Melia on Telemundo Un Nuevo Dia. See you next time. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

 

(*) To book your own travel experience, do not hesitate to contact me either by email carlos@carlosmelia.com or phone # 917.754.5515. Also check our scheduled Small Travel Groups at Coups de Coeur. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of LGTNetwork, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network. www.carlosmelia.com

 

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DOT429 ABOUT CARLOS MELIA TRAVEL EXPERT

Around the world with LGBT travel expert Carlos Melia by DOT429
Around the world with LGBT travel expert Carlos Melia
| Press | Thank you DOT429 and FOUR TWO NINE Magazine for the feature and article ” Around the world with LGBT travel expert Carlos Melia “. Few people know the LGBT travel industry as well as Carlos Melia. His website describes him as a “luxury travel curator,” with sidelines as a travel agent, travel blogger, and concierge. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in crafting custom travel experiences for LGBT clients, so we thought: Who better to ask for tips on traveling in style?… Read the full article www.carlosmelia.com

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Industry Insight: Carlos Melia on Luxury Hotels

Industry Insight: Carlos Melia on Luxury HotelsIndustry Insight: Carlos Melia on Luxury Hotels  |  International Press  |  Thank You Triptease for the lovely article featuring me, my luxury network LGTNetwork and all my projects. Industry Insight: Carlos Melia Luxury Hotels. Triptease was lucky enough to grab an interview with renowned travel blogger Carlos Melia. He spoke to us about his thoughts on the industry, built up over thirty years working in it. Read the full article at Triptease Blog. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com Continue reading Industry Insight: Carlos Melia on Luxury Hotels

La Compagnie Boutique Airline

La Conpagnie All-Business-Class Boutique Airline by www.carlosmeliablog.com
La Compagnie Boutique Airline  | Airlines  |  Last week I was invited by the brand new La Conpagnie All-Business-Class Boutique Airline, to be among the first travel bloggers to experience and review their services, for their flights connecting non-stop New York (EWR Newark) to/from Paris (CDG Charles de Gaulle). La Compagnie operates with several flights a week on a full 74 Business-Class-Seats configured Boeing 757-200 known for its reliability, comfort, and fuel efficiency. The aircraft was previously operated by Icelandair. At the moment this boutique airline only counts with one aircraft, but they are planning to receive their second one next November, and they are even planning adding other destinations to their service. La Compagnie enters to the competitive market of the NYC to Paris route, with very strong players and some similar concepts like OpenSkies by British Airways. Flights depart from New York at 09.50PM, arriving to Paris at 11.30AM. On the way back, departing Paris at 5.45PM arriving to New York at 08.30PM. The story of La Compagnie officially began in October 2013, when DreamJet, their parent company was founded. Thanks to the association between air transport professionnals and bold entrepreneurs, La Compagnie was born on June the 16th of 2014. Watch the video of the cabin. Continue reading La Compagnie Boutique Airline

Off to Paris in full luxury again

Off to Paris in full luxury againOff to Paris in full luxury again  |  Paris, France  |  Like Barbara Walters said once for her first fashion column many years ago… ” I hate my Job ” I have to go to Paris fly Business Class, hang around and stay at the top Luxury Hotels, eat at the best rated Restaurants … just dreadful. Off tonight for 4 days, back to France to review the brand new All-Business-Class La Compagnie Boutique Airline. Stays at Four Seasons Hotel George V ParisPrince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel and the recently inaugurated The Peninsula Paris. Scouting for locations for Fashion Designer Rubin Singer and more. Quelle tragédie !!! But someone has to do it right.? Internet access and time will be limited, therefore I might not be able to blog or post as usual. I invite you to follow my hour by hour experiences, reviews and tips on hotels, restaurants, and more at my Instagram @CarlosMeliaBlog. Let’s keep the conversation going. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com Continue reading Off to Paris in full luxury again