My week in the Cote d’Azur – French Riviera attending ILTM Cannes 2017

My week in the Cote d’Azur – French Riviera attending ILTM Cannes 2017  |  ILTM – International Luxury Travel Market | As every year, December is my time in the French Riviera, taking part either as hosted VIP Media or Buyer, to ITLM Cannes. This is the best luxury travel event to network with other luxury travel colleagues and international suppliers. This is my week in the Cote d’Azur – French Riviera attending ITLM Cannes 2017. For more tips and recommendations, see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on ILTM Cannes 2017.

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My day exploring Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

My day exploring Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild  |  Cote d’Azur, France | During my last time at the French Riviera, attending as every year ILTM Cannes – International Luxury Travel Market, I was invited by Raffles Hotels and Accor Hotels to spend a full day in Cap Ferrat, at the very lovely Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Here is how my day went along. You may see all my photos and videos from my recent trip to Cote d’Azur at my Instagram @carlosmeliablog

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My exciting eventful week curating the world of luxury travel attending ILTM Cannes 2016


My exciting eventful week curating the world of luxury travel attending ILTM Cannes 2016 | ILTM Cannes, France |  After several months traveling around there world non-stop, I have a few days at home in New York, to seat down and start debriefing and blogging about some of the highlights of my recent travels. First post, my exciting eventful week attending ILTM Cannes, which took me from New York to Madrid, Spain, onwards to Nice, Cannes, Monaco and Monte Carlo, France. ILTM – International Luxury Travel Market, is the place and event where luxury travel advisors and media, like me, gather in search of what new – coming – trending in the world of luxury travel, and like in my case, to scout for and curate, unique travel experiences to offer both my discerning leisure and corporate clients. So here we go, hope you enjoy my post. For more tips and recommendations, check and follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on ILTM Cannes 2016. Continue reading My exciting eventful week curating the world of luxury travel attending ILTM Cannes 2016

The way to transfer Cannes to Nice

Helicopter transfers Cannes to Nice by www.carlosmeliablog.comThe way to transfer Cannes to Nice  |  Cote d’AZur, France  |  This is the way we roll in Cannes, French Riviera, France during ILTM. Heli Air Monaco, air transfers from Cannes helipad to Nice International Airport, door to door, in less than 15 minutes with lovely views of  the Cote d’Azur. (approx. EUR 75 OW per person). Continue reading The way to transfer Cannes to Nice

My night experience in Nice

My night experience in Nice by www.carlosmeliablog.comMy night experience in Nice  |  Nice, France  |  Dinner last night at Regence private Restaurant at Le Negresco Hotel  in NiceFrance was just outstanding. Private room just for our group with an exquisite menu and selection of wines. You should try either this restaurant, or Chantecle or La Rotonde (which BTW is so kitsch and camp that at the same time is fabulous. You will literally be eating in a carrousel), both at the same property. Continue reading My night experience in Nice

My day exploring Nice

My day exploring Nice by www.carlosmeliablog.com My day exploring Nice | Nice, France | This is my third time in Nice, and this time I am only for 24 hours, invited by Le Negresco Hotel, on my way to my final destination for the next four days, Cannes. There I will be attending the ILTM 2013 – International Luxury Travel Market. I decided to explore areas of Nice I haven’t done before, and a big pending on my list was to explore Colline du Chateau, Tour Bellanda and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the Baie des Anges from the top of the hill. Continue reading My day exploring Nice

Le Negresco Hotel unexpected Palace

Le Negresco Hotel unexpected Palace  |  Nice, France  |  If we talk about traditional hotels that exude luxury and charm, well I would risk to say the Le Negresco Hotel in French Riviera is on the top of my list. The minute you walk by the door and enter the lobby of the hotel, a fairy tale of sophistication unfolds. Le Negresco first opened its doors on January 8th, 1913. The hotel, designed by Henri Negrescu, immediately attracted a brilliant international clientele, Kings of the old and the new world. Jeanne Augier is the guardian of this myth. Owner of the Palace since 1957, this great lady – with deeply-rooted convictions – has devoted her life to the preservation and the development of this unique heritage.  Continue reading Le Negresco Hotel unexpected Palace

Hotel Check IN Le Negresco Hotel

Hotel Check IN Le Negresco Hotel  |  Nice, France  |  Today after a fabulous stay in St Tropez for two days, I returned to Nice, which in many way is a smaller version of Paris. Same as two days ago, I checked IN at the lovely and chic, but veryyyyy eclectic Le Negresco Hotel. An institution in the city, known unanimously to be the best hotel in town, and I fully second that. I was here 4 days ago, when I got this stunning Suite overlooking the Promenade de Anglais, and the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. This rooms have been renovated and modernized with some pop touches.  Continue reading Hotel Check IN Le Negresco Hotel

Rue Bonaparte Le Petite Marais Nice


Rue Bonaparte Le Petite Marais Nice   |  Nice, France  |  Now Nice also has its own Gay District. Still pretty small and rather quiet even on a Friday night. It happens along Rue Bonaparte behind the Place Garibaldi. The have named the district ” Le Petite Marais ” in homage to the gay neighborhood in Paris. At my hotel, Le Negresco, the concierge knowing who I was, provided me with a Gay Map of the City and shared with me the tips on this district and to try Gossip Bar for a quick dinner or drinks. Continue reading Rue Bonaparte Le Petite Marais Nice

How do you get from Nice to St Tropez

How do you get from Nice to St Tropez  |  St Tropez, France  |  Well of course you can always rent a private yatch or sail boat and sail along the French Riviera in the Mediterranean Sea for approximatelly two hours. But if you are more on the budget, or on a short time schedule like I was, I would recommend the following. Continue reading How do you get from Nice to St Tropez