Not to Miss and Should Miss restaurant experiences in Rio de Janeiro

Not to Miss and Should Miss restaurant experiences in Rio de Janeiro  | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Rio de Janeiro, same a London, was never known to be a gourmet destination. But over the years and since my last visit, this has changed and developed drastically. Six One-Michelin starred restaurants, lots of fine and informal Brazilian Cuisine options have taken over the Carioca cuisine scene, and more will come coping with the pulse of the 2016 Summer Olympics in the horizon. For this reason, I came to Rio de Janeiro for a full week, to experience, review and curate the best on the radar and tucked away gourmet gem and experiences, to offer to my VIP clients/guests coming to Rio next August 2016 to attend the Olympics. Nowadays, my savvy travelers demand more than just celebrity Chefs, international awards and glamorous locations. Overall experience, food quality, local influence and friendly service rank high to select the best gourmet options. See below my list by experience of Not to Miss, Undecided and Should Miss restaurants. Bon Appetite. !!! Continue reading Not to Miss and Should Miss restaurant experiences in Rio de Janeiro

Exploring and Sailing Venice by Riva

Exploring and Sailing Venice by Riva by www.carlosmeliablog.comExploring and Sailing Venice by Riva |  Venice. Italy  |  If there is a perfect way to explore and discover Venice, is by having your own private riva. This is an experience I enjoy very much, and try to do as long as it is available (have done this in the past in Paris along the Seine, Bath, UK on NarrowboatsBangkok, Thailand along the Chao Praya River on luxury rice barges, in Varanasi for the Ganga Arti, Istanbul along the Bosphorus, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico to the Islas Marietas… among many others worldwide. It gives you a different perspective, and without a doubt the Riva is indeed unique and sophisticated experience. As you can see I am a big fan of boats and specially private ones.  Continue reading Exploring and Sailing Venice by Riva

Hotel Excellence Awards 2010

Hotel Excellence Awards 2010 | New York City, United States |  Well the day has come and I am right now picking up my Tuxedo for tonights Hotel Excellence Awards 2010, to take place at Cipriani Wall Street. Sponsored MVP|NY in cooperation with the Hotel Association of New York City. This invitation-only black tie event combines the Hotel Experience Awards and the Silver Plume Awards, recognizing the best of the best in New York City’s hospitality industry.  The guest list to this annual event – the only industry-wide program sanctioned by the Hotel Association of New York City – is a ” who’s who ” of New York’s Hotel and Travel community , including General Managers, Concierges, Directors of Sales and Marketing, Media among others. This year the industry will be honoring and awarding,  Whoopi Goldberg as the Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient.
(*) Hotel Experience Awards: The People’s Choice, recognizing leaders in the New York City hospitality community by allowing the most important audience – their guests – to identify those who excel. Categories: Best Concierge Service / Best Family Friendly Hotel / Best Room Amenities / Best Business Service / Best Hotel Restaurant / Best Overall Hotel Experience. BUT Hey wait a minute… where is the Best Gay Friendly Hotel ? Well that will be my task for the night. I want this category to be included for the 2011 edition, and I am determined to get it.

(*) Silver Plume Awards: Peer Recognition, offering the hospitality community an opportunity to recognize exemplary service and performance by their peers. Categories: Best Chef Concierge / Best Concierge / Best Supporting General Manager.

For more information take a look at this link @ MVP|NY
I am already getting ready for tonight. One the the many rare occasions when you get to wear a Tuxedo, which BTW I love to have on, and here I am seating at my desk writing this post at the same time that I am trying to figure out how to tie my bow tie on Wish me luck. CM