My day exploring Centro Historico and beyond | Mexico City, Mexico | My first day in Mexico City began very early. I was very excited to explore the Historic District. So by 6AM I was up and getting ready for a full day out. First my beauty mask, while doing some research on where to go and what to see. Right after, down the iconic spiral stairs for Las Alcobas boutique hotel, to enjoy a local breakfast “Green Chicken Chilaquiles” at Anatol Restaurant. Interesting facts to share. Did you know that Mexico City holds approximately 25million people and it is considered to be, the city with most museum in the whole entire world ? The purpose of this post, is to give you and ABC 101 list of the places to visit during your visit to the Historic Center of Mexico City, without getting into much detail on each of them. Continue reading My day exploring Centro Historico and beyond
The brand new Alvear ART Hotel | Buenos Aires, Argentina | A new generation, the brand new sister property of the iconic Alvear Palace Hotel, has opened its doors in Buenos Aires, only a few month ago. New sample of the Alvear Experience opens the doors of its modern building in the heart of the financial, commercial, and cultural area of the city, warm hospitality, the sophisticated comfort of its rooms, and advanced technology.
This urban-style building counts with 137 guestrooms and 2 suites decorated in a personalized, elegant and contemporary style. Bathrooms with hydro-massage and shower box, Egyptian-cotton bed linen, 24-hour Room Service, broad band Internet access and Wi Fi and an exquisite buffet breakfast.
The hotel also counts with a Spa & Fitness Center on the upper floors, offering a panoramic view of the city as well as the possibility to enjoy the heated swimming pool, solarium, gym and its computerized machines, sauna, steam bath and Scottish shower as well as massages and beauty treatments. A Salon that can be adapted for different social and corporate events with a maximum capacity of 200 people. Business Center with five work stations, audio-visual equipment and meeting rooms.
The Alvear Art Hotel is located in a traditional area of Buenos Aires, declared a historical site – the San Martín Square, just steps away from elegant Santa Fe Avenue and famous Florida Street with their countless stores. It is strategically located a few blocks from the financial area and only five minutes from the new corporate district in Puerto Madero.
As I opened this blog post, A New Generation. !!!! 100 percent opposite to the traditional and iconic Grande Dame of Buenos Aires, sister property Alvear Palace Hotel, in style, location, concept … and to my own point of view service. This is not the first nor last opening of Alvear Group in the city of Buenos Aires, two more projects are planned within the next two years. Call me old fashion, but my heart remains with the original sophistication of Alvear Palace Hotel, which I must admit, I missed at their brand new property. You might be right, no point on comparing, plus a bit unfair to set the standard higher than their sister property. But HEY, it is great to have options, and like someone told me, not everyone likes to sleep/stay into a jewel box. I DO. !!! CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Up close and personal with the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires, Argentina | This morning by invitation of personal friend and great knowledgeable local guide Nicolas Iwanuszka, I came to do the tour of Casa Rosada, where he is one of the leading tour guides. If you ever wanted to see the Casa Rosada up close and personal, then come Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10AM to 6PM and take one of the FREE Tours, which will take you in full access to all rooms, almost all balconies and even to the presidential office. My first time inside the Casa Rosada was when I was 5 years old, and since then I never came back in, so I was quite excited about it. (photo above is the Salon Blanco or White Room) Continue reading Up close and personal with the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires
Carlos Melia LIVE at Monumental Tower Buenos Aries | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Formerly know as the English Tower, today the Monumental Tower, was a gift by the British Government to Argentina in commemoration of the centennial of the 1810 May Revolution. Place at the former British Square now know as the Fuerzas Armadas Square in the neighborhood of Retiro. All names were change after 1892 due to the war between England and Argentina for the territory of the Islas Malvinas, also know as Falkland Island. Another important landmark of the city of Buenos Aires. CM
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