My Chronicles of Buenos Aires at 429 Magazine

My Chronicles of Buenos Aires at 429 Magazines  |  429 MAGAZINE  |  Hi there my dear followers, my weekly column on Luxury Gay Travel for 429 Magazine at dot429 is OUT and Online. This week on my chronicles of Buenos Aires. Check it out. Till next week in full luxury. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Wedding Planning is officially my thing…


Wedding Planning is officially my thing…  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  As from last night, I am officially a Wedding Planner, such an amazing and rewarding experience. Thank you Alex Greenwich and Victor Hoeld for letting me be part of your LOVE STORY. Here is a brief Photo Album of your journey here in Buenos Aires with all my love and respect. What an inspirational couple and an amazing family indeed. As Alex’s brother said last night at Estancia Villa María during his speech to the Groom+Groom… Marriage equality is more than bringing two people together… It is about bringing two families together…. Que VIVAN los novios. (Special thanks to the staff of Estancia Villa Maria, Design CE Hotel and ROJO Tango for all their help and support.)
Planning to SAY I DO…. do not hesitate to contact me, I can assist you and your Groom plan one of the most special days of your life. Argentina, Canada, Thailand, United States, …. you name it, I am there.  CM

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Busy Gay Wedding Planning back Blogging soon

Busy Gay Wedding Planning back Blogging soon  |  Carlos Melia  |  Hi there everyone…. been very busy this last two days taking care of my duty of Gay Wedding Planner and Travel Agent, for the Groom+Groom Alex Greenwich and Victor Hoeld, whom officially as from yesterday now they are new Husband+Husband. Argentina welcomes all international couples to come and marry. Yesterday we made it a realty for this couple original from Australia and fifty of their closest friends and family. Continue reading Busy Gay Wedding Planning back Blogging soon

Gay Wedding Planning week coming along GREAT

Gay Wedding Planning week coming along GREAT  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  Only two days away for the big day and main event, when Groom+Groom will say YES I DO and tie the knots for the eternal love…. yeah I am a romantic, can’t help it. ! Argentina was the country chosen by this Australian couple, to celebrate this special date, along with 50 of their closest friends and family flying from all corners of the world. I on my role of Jennifer Lopez in The Wedding Planner, took over the amazing and rewarding responsibility to become the official Wedding Planner and Travel Agent, and here I am back in Buenos Aires ultimating all details for the big day. Continue reading Gay Wedding Planning week coming along GREAT

Culinary and Wine of Argentina at The Vancouver Sun

Culinary and Wine of Argentina at The Vancouver Sun |  by Nathan Fong |  Was a pleasure to host and connect Nathan Fong, renown international Food Stylist, TV Host and Journalist from Canada, during his stay in Buenos Aires. Here is the piece he produce for The Vancouver Sun among other media outlets. Special thanks to: Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, Rojo Tango Show and Dinner, Design CE Hotel, and Carla Giarini. Thank you. CM
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Arnold P. Customer Feedback Argentina and Uruguay

Arnold P. Customer Feedback Argentina and Uruguay  |  Germany  |  Hi Carlos, thanks for checking – still shell shocked here after arriving back in winter but it seems to be getting warmer so there is hope 😉 A quick summary of my view points/feedback: Overall we are very happy with the holiday…Buenos Aires was excellent. An amazing city with lots of things to do and experience. The apartments we had were great – perfect location and with the pool we could relax a bit as well. The tour operator you picked was excellent – really knowledgeable and fun & relaxed guys! We definitely recommend them. In terms of restaurants we liked Green Bamboo and also Divinas in San Telmo. But overall we have been very lucky with food anywhere we went really… Design CE hotel was a nice basic hotel (not sure what they mean by design it is certainly peculiar 😉 in a nice location. We felt Recoleta was more like a European city with all the infrastructure etc. compared to Palermo. The hotel staff was very friendly but a pool was dearly missed. We ended up in the public pool by the airport on our last weekend where our feet where checked for fungus 😉 Luckily we all got in 🙂 We all loved Casa los Jasmines and had a nice time in Colonia del Sacramento.The host did an amazing job to make us feel at home. It is definitely one of the best days of the holidays! We would have like to stay another night there but considering it is very pricey we skipped that. Punta del Este is not a destination I/we would pick again. In fact I think most Europeans will be disappointed with it. It reminded us of Miami but without the diverse atmosphere at Norwegian price levels. We still had a very nice time there and our hotel (Kala boutique) located in La Barra was a great choice and we felt comfortable and relaxed there. It is set at the back of LaBarra a bit away from the shabby main road (only highlight there Cafe Flo). The area we really liked (and where we found the nicest restaurants too) was Jose Iganacio. The Juanito beach there is also nice. You did a great job with organizing everything and picking the right places.

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TravelAgent Magazine Latin America for Gay Clientele

TravelAgent Magazine Latin America for Gay Clientele |  New York |  by Joe Pike for TravelAgent Magazine. Here is a copy of the interview I gave for TravelAgent Magazine in New York City about Latin America for Gay Clientele, Growing a Niche Market. Travel agent / consultant Carlos Melia offers tips on selling South America to gay travelers… (read the full interview). You may also watch the LIVE Video interview at TravelAgent. Enjoy…  CM
Travel Agent Magazine is the preferred trade publication of the agent community*  and boasts not only a powerful readership but one that’s active and engaged.Its readers are responsible for driving nearly half of all agent bookings!** Because of its reputation in the industry, Travel Agent Magazine has become the publication of choice for agents nationwide.

Jeffrey L. Customer Feedback

Jeffrey L. Customer Feedback ( New York, United States ) • Carlos, We had a great time on our trip – thanks for everything. Loved the hotels, and the amount of time in both places was perfect.  No llegamos a lo de tango, but I think that’s because my boyfriend is ashamed of my dancing skills. Abrazos, Jeff

Jeff and his boyfriend visited Buenos Aires staying at Design CE Hotel and Punta del Este staying at SERENA Hotel Punta del Este. CM

Design CE Boutique Hotel Buenos Aires

Design CE Hotel Buenos Aires ( Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires ) • One of my favorite options in town. A very small boutique hotel with a great location. The rooms have a very modern, dynamic and minimalist style created by Ernesto Goransky – owner and architect. They offer a 24 hs. breakfast service. The hotel counts with only 28 rooms, all with wide windows and fully equipped for either long or short stay. Free WI FI and access to Well Club Sport Center with low minimum cost  located only 1 block away. If you are looking for a great deal in Buenos Aires, do not hesitate it, Design CE is the best option in location, service, structure and price.

Buenos Aires CE Hotel de Diseño is located in the heart of Barrio Norte, 45 minutes from the Ezeiza International Airport, 15 minutes from the Domestic Airport, 15 minutes from La Boca and Palermo Hollywood, 10 minutes from San Telmo and 5 minutes from Recoleta and Florida Street.
PATIO Room from USD 140 + VAT x room (28m2) Safety box with laptop capacity, Individual air conditioning, heating system,Bathrooms with hydromassage and telephone, King/twin size beds, Microwave, minibar, ware set, LCD TV 23′, High speed internet connection, Electronic Black Out.
PLAZA Room from USD 150 + VAT x room (28m2) Safety box with laptop capacity, Individual air conditioning, heating system, Bathrooms with hydromassage and telephone, King/twin size beds,   Microwave, minibar, ware set, LCD TV 23′, High speed internet connection, Electronic Black Out.
PLAZA Suite from USD 250 + VAT x room (56m2) Private access, Safety box with laptop capacity, Individual air conditioning, heating system, Bathrooms with hydromassage and telephone, King/twin size beds,  Microwave, minibar, ware set, toaster, LCD TV 23′, High speed internet connection, Living room with sofa bed + table, Desk with 4 chairs, Electronic Black out.
BALCONY Suite from USD 280 + VAT x room (42m2) Private access, Safety box with laptop capacity, Individual air conditioning, heating system, Bathrooms with hydromassage and telephone, King/twin size beds, Microwave, minibar, toaster, ware set, LCD TV 23′, High speed internet connection, Living room with sofa bed + table, Individual balcony, 14 m2 –  Desk with 4 chairs, Electronic Black Out.
BALCONY Loft from USD 300 + VAT x room (56m2) Private access, Safety box with laptop capacity, Individual air conditioning, heating system, Bathrooms with hydromassage and telephone, King/twin size beds, Microwave, minibar, toaster, ware set, LCD TV 32′, High speed internet connection, Living room with sofa 2×2 mts, Individual balcony, 14 m2 –  Table with 4 chairs, Electronic Black Out.
DESIGN CE Cafe, The first hotel in the world that offers you the possibility of enjoying breakfast when you get up (the 24 hs). DESIGN CE Cafe, A warm and comfortable living room, with a water mirror inside, to enjoy drinks, music, films and a computer with free access to Internet. DESIGN CE Bar, A wine bar with contemporary music, where you can taste the best Argentinean wines, and a wide variety of Tapas.

(*) Design CE Boutique Hotel Buenos Aires s part of the select list of preffered by CM by Carlos Melia Collection. For bookings or inquiries do not hesitate to contact me. carlos@carlosmelia.com | 646.460.6045 | Toll Free US. 800.729.7472 ext 205

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