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.
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 atLuxeInACity, we have talked, collaborated and exchanged ideas with dozens of great bloggers from around the world. Today’s blogger is Carlos Melia.
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.
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)
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
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
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.
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.
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 Paris, Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel and the recently inaugurated The Peninsula Paris.
On my regular travel column for the morning show Un Nuevo Dia on Telemundo NBC Universal, this time I was LIVE, to talk about and give my recommendations on Cooking while Traveling. A different way to learn and explore a destination. See you on the next one.