Belmond Hotel Cipriani | Venice, Italy | One of the most iconic hotels in the world, if there is one. You name it, celebrities, head of states, tycoons, religious leaders, multimillionaires, influencers… all have either stayed of visited, this very first property of Belmond Hotels in the entire world. Yes, indeed, this is where the story of sophistication and luxury all began, hidden in the exclusivity of Giudecca Island, only 7 minutes away, on your own private riva, crossing Venice‘s Grand Canal from Piazza San Marco. And this time, was our time to stay, and enjoy this oasis of finesse, savoir vivre and refinement. Continue reading Belmond Hotel Cipriani Venice
Life onboard The Royal ScotsmanTrain | Scotland | Traditional style and elegant comfort provide an unparalleled way to explore the very best of Scotland and the Highlands. Here is my photo album and videos of the daily life onboard the luxury train “The Royal Scotsman” by Belmond, traveling from/to Edinburgh across the Highlands. I spent 5 fabulous days onboard, and I have to say, it is without a doubt a true travel experience. The train itself becomes your destination, and the most sophisticated and comfortable way to explore the breathtaking wonders of this amazing country. Continue reading Life onboard The Royal Scotsman Train
The Royal Scotsman by Orient-Express Trains | Orient-Express | OMG !!!! I am BEYOND excited to announce that I have just been confirmed by Orient-Express Trains, to join them on the The Royal Scotsman experience on a journey from/to Edinburgh in traditional style and elegant comfort, unparalleled way to explore the very best of Scotland and the Highlands. Getting my Tuxedo ready. Four fabulous nights in the heart of the Highlands: The Royal Scotsman Classic Journey leads past mountains, castles and romantic coastlines to some of Scotland’s most scenic landscapes. This will be my fourth Orient Express Train around the world. SOOO EXCITED!!!! Thank you Orient-Express and Delta Airlines. More to come and all to be posted here. BTW this trip comes along with a previous visit to Italy also by Orient-Express Hotels, staying at Villa San Michele (Florence) and Hotel Cipriani (Venice) along with my partner Rubin Singer. My October 2013 is looking FABULOUS so far. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Love story onboard Eastern & Oriental Express | Man About World | The March issue of Man About World is out and ready for you to download it at your iPad. This month they feature our LOVE Story – Rubin & I – crossing through Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore in style onboard the exclusive and fabulous Eastern & Oriental Express Train by Orient-Express. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Hiram Bingham luxury train Cusco to Machu Picchu | Cusco to Machu Picchu, Peru | I know there are many ways to follow the Inca’s path from Cusco to Machu Picchu, but only one to do it in style, surrounded by an exclusive and sophisticated atmosphere, in comfortable cars and with breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley and the Urubamba River in Peru. This is my third Belmond train around the world and still I do not stop to be amazed and surprised by them. Follow my Instagram Peru Photo Gallery for more tips, photos and videos. Continue reading Hiram Bingham luxury train Cusco to Machu Picchu
My experience on the Orient-Express Train Bangkok – Singapore | Thailand to Singapore | As Belmond likes to call it, truly a Journey Like No Other onboard the iconic Belmond Train along South East Asia, living unique experience and rediscovering the meaning of luxury and old school flawless service. The golden age of travel lives on aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train. Winding through some of the world’s most beautiful and exotic landscapes, it voyages through Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. I have been lucky enough to try over the last few years several of the Orient-Express services and products, but I must say that their signature trains are beyond any possible expectations. The occasion was indeed very special, my 38th Birthday, and what better way to celebrate it than onboard of the Orient-Express from Bangkok to Singapore. Continue reading My experience on the Orient-Express Train Bangkok – Singapore
Onboard Orient-Express Train to Singapore | Bangkok to Singapore | Just Checked IN at the South East Asia Orient-Express Train from Bangkok Thailand to Singapore via Malaysia. Will be offline till next Wednesday when I arrive to Singapore on a debauchery of luxury and style for my 38th Birthday. Special thanks to Tom and all the people at Orient-Express Trains for a fabulous Birthday present. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com
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Warm welcome to Orient-Express Hotels & Trains | A Journey Like No Other | I am honored and excited to extend a warm welcome to CarlosMeliaBlog.com to Orient-Express Hotels & Trains as one of the official sponsors. The words Orient-Express stand for so much more than the most celebrated train journeys in the world. They also promise unique experiences in more than 23 countries around the globe, at their iconic hotels and aboard their luxury trains and river cruisers. Orient-Express aim is to surprise and delight, by seeking out authenticity and local character wherever our adventures take us. A celebration with friends at Venice’s Hotel Cipriani, a journey of discovery to the “Lost City” of Machu Picchu, a sizzling samba master class at Rio’s Copacabana Palace: they offer a new take on travel. So join the Orient-Express family and set your imagination free. It’s time to embark on what is truly “A Journey Like No Other”. Continue reading Warm welcome to Orient-Express Hotels & Trains
A Journey Like No Other by Orient-Express | Worldwide | From the sparkling canals of Venice to the “Lost City” of Machu Picchu, join Duke, Lauren, Penelope and Max as they travel Orient-Express’ world of iconic hotels and unique experiences. This family journeys in style, seeking out adventure and enjoying their time together in their own individual ways. Check their series of videos at A Journey Like No Other, and Sign Up to WIN A Journey Like No Other by Sharing your favorite travel moments and you could enjoy a journey to remember with Orient-Express. Simply upload your photographs of special travel experiences for a chance to win an exciting trip for two to Peru. click here to enter to WIN. Continue reading A Journey Like No Other by Orient-Express