One night at Four Seasons Paris

Four Seasons George V Paris by www.carlosmeliablog.comOne night at Four Seasons Paris  |  Paris, France  |  Lucky enough, I have never been a stranger to the Four Seasons George V, in Paris, France. But this time, I was even luckier, since I was hosted at one of their lovely Suites. Located over Avenue George V, avenue which gives its name, in the area of Etoile, only steps away from Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Their fabulous restaurant Le Cinq and more so, both of their bars: Le Galerie and Le Bar, are classic stops to my visits to Paris. Actually, no visit to Paris is complete, without my Dirty Vodka Martini at Le Galerie while people watching. Continue reading One night at Four Seasons Paris

Off to Paris in full luxury again

Off to Paris in full luxury againOff to Paris in full luxury again  |  Paris, France  |  Like Barbara Walters said once for her first fashion column many years ago… ” I hate my Job ” I have to go to Paris fly Business Class, hang around and stay at the top Luxury Hotels, eat at the best rated Restaurants … just dreadful. Off tonight for 4 days, back to France to review the brand new All-Business-Class La Compagnie Boutique Airline. Stays at Four Seasons Hotel George V ParisPrince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel and the recently inaugurated The Peninsula Paris. Scouting for locations for Fashion Designer Rubin Singer and more. Quelle tragédie !!! But someone has to do it right.? Internet access and time will be limited, therefore I might not be able to blog or post as usual. I invite you to follow my hour by hour experiences, reviews and tips on hotels, restaurants, and more at my Instagram @CarlosMeliaBlog. Let’s keep the conversation going. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com Continue reading Off to Paris in full luxury again

Manhattan Bar Singapore

Manhattan Bar Singapore by www.carlosmeliablog.comManhattan Bar Singapore  |  Singapore  |  Following my posts on Singapore and my favorites from my recent trip there, here I present the recently inaugurated Manhattan Bar at the Regent Hotel Singapore. Manhattan is a grand hotel bar inspired by the 19th century’s Golden Age of cocktails and fine drinking. Delivering on its name with a glamorous yet modern space reminiscent of old New York, craft bartending meets artisanal spirits to pay homage to classic and forgotten cocktails that leap from the pages of history. Savour classic and forgotten cocktails crafted from the world’s first in-hotel rickhouse and a remarkable collection of house-made ingredients. Gourmet bar bites that reflect New York’s myriad of cultures complement the inspired beverages. We had a lovely evening with local friends. If I would live in Singapore, I would be a regular of this great bar. By celebrated American Head Bartender Ricky Paiva. Featuring  a  Whiskies Room with over 100 American oak barrels from a small cooperage in Minnesota. Also a one-of-a-kind Ingridients Room housing a remarkable collection of unusual ingredients from around the world. The beverage menu will feature 25 seasonally rotating cocktails to take you on a journey through the rich history, cultures and flavors of Manhattan’s countless neighborhoods. One of the must-tries include Negroni and a first-of-its-kind trolley service. My choice was The Gibson – Death’s Door Gin, La Quintinye dry vermouth and celery bitters.  Chef Nicholas Trosien reinvents iconic New York gastronomy, serving gourmet bites, my favorites where the Vegetarian Burgers and the Shrimp Ceviche Tacos.  Two stunning private rooms compliment the sophisticated 19th century New York decor. Contemporary feel with luxuriously upholstered leather chairs and sofas and walls lined with patterned woven linen. Manhattan’s tireless attention to detail also extends to its custom cocktail glasses, handcrafted by one of the world’s oldest glass factories. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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LE CINQ Lunch at Four Seasons George V

Le Cinq Restaurant at Four Seasons George V Paris by www.carlosmeliablog.comLE CINQ Lunch at Four Seasons George V  |  Paris, France  |  If there is and iconic F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S hotel in Paris. without a doubt and second guess, is the Four Seasons George V, off Avenue George V and meters away Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. I came invited to do a site inspection of the property, but of course being Fashion Week, the hotel was SOLD OUT, and I only got to glance one of their Premier Suites, which BTW was lovely. I did a walk through the spa and common areas, all ornamented by stunning flower arrangements, signature of Four Seasons, followed by drinks at Le Bar overlooking Le Galerie and lunch at two Michelin-stars restaurant Le Cinq.
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Le Cinq Restaurant at Four Seasons George V Paris by www.carlosmeliablog.comBoasting beautiful views of the Hotel’s courtyard, the two-Michelin-star Le Cinq is an exquisite dining room, dressed in grey and gold. The tablecloths, china and silver were all created specifically for this legendary Hotel. Menus draw on classic French culinary techniques and also embrace newer, lighter cooking styles, always incorporating the freshest regional ingredients. A three hours, three steps lunch by Chef des Cuisines, Meilleur Ouvrier de France Eric Briffard, in a warm and intimate atmosphere bathed by sunlight from the inner gardens.

Le Cinq Restaurant at Four Seasons George V Paris by www.carlosmeliablog.comAt the end of the Gallery on your left, two wrought iron doors open onto the Le Cinq Restaurant. Spacious and bright, decorated in shades of gold and grey, it gives its guests the sentiment of dining in a private chateau. Traditional French and English furniture, guests can admire two beautiful Louis XIVth wardrobes as well as two Louis XVIth gold gilt chairs. Large Regency Style wood-scuplted mirrors with gold leafing give a depth to this space by reflecting the view of the Marble Courtyard on the opposite side. Two very large Regency Style pier tables separate the main room from the guest table that seats between eight to ten.
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Concerto per Archi Le Quattro Stagioni di Vivaldi

Concerto per Archi Le Quattro Stagioni di Vivaldi by www.carlosmeliablog.comConcerto per Archi Le Quattro Stagioni di Vivaldi  |  Venice, Italy  |  What a Fantastic way to end my trip to Italy than a Concerto per Archi Le Quattro Stagioni di Vivaldi at the Scuola Grande di San Teodoro in Venice. Once finished, I walked back to my hotel on the other side of Venice, through the dark alleys, and felt transported to another world, inspired by the Concerto. Tomorrow off to Edinburgh Scotland for a full week exploring the entire country on board the Luxury Train The Royal Scotsman by Orient-Express. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Il Palagio at Four Seasons Firenze

Il Palagio at Four Seasons Firenze by www.carlosmelaiblog.comIl Palagio at Four Seasons Firenze  |  Florence, Italy  |  Dinner last night at Il Palagio by Four Seasons Florence with Rubin, was just P-E-R-F-E-C-T-I-O-N. I would call it comfortably elegant, a true gourmet experience for all senses. From the moment you walk into the Palazzo della Gherardesca, you get a sense of place, a sanctuary of sophistication and high class. Located in Borgo Pinti, only 10 minutes away from our hotel the Villa San Michele. This Michelin-starred restaurant by Executive Chef Vito Mollica and his professional team, captures the magic of Florence – authentic Italian cuisine, superb wines and an exquisite indoor-outdoor setting. Exceptional local offerings, food that’s meant to be savoured with our equally outstanding wine list – more than 400 exquisite wines, including 50 served by the glass. Inventive and authentic, stylish but relaxed, Il Palagio offers one of the most memorable dining experiences and settings of all the restaurants in Florence.
Il Palagio at Four Seasons Firenze by www.carlosmelaiblog.comMy choices for the night, all matched to perfection by the expert Sommelier, were; Appetizer: Roasted Scampi on a Smoked Eggplant, with “Cinta Senese Lardo” and Hazelnut Oil ( EUR 38). First Course: Cavatelli Pasta “Cacio e Pepe” with Marinated Red Prawns and Baby Squid (EUR 30). Fish Main Course: Red Tuna Escalope with warm Nicoise. (EUR 42). Desserts: Selection of refined cheeses with fruit compote (EUR 20) and  Mango Napoleon with caramel chantilly (EUR 20). What I have noticed here in Florence, is that restaurants are accessible in price to everyone, therefore no excuse not to enjoy such amazing experience.

Il Palagio at Four Seasons Firenze by www.carlosmelaiblog.comAlready one of the best restaurants in Florence, Il Palagio offers five intimate settings for private dining, from the secluded elegance of The Winery to the Capponi room overlooking the Giardino della Gherardesca. Enjoy stunning views of Florence and the hills of Fiesole from the Altana Terrace or sneak away for a romantic dinner for two in the lobby chapel or at a private table set up within their gardens.

Il Palagio at Four Seasons Firenze by www.carlosmelaiblog.comAfter dinner, a must is to stop for a last taste of Tuscan Wines, at the Atrium Bar, which balances the femininity of Il Palagio, with a warm cozy masculine style. Let  Bar Manager Massimiliano Prili, UK Bartender Guild National Award winner, Luca, winner of the AIBES cocktail competition of the Italian Barmen Association, or one of their other talented mixologists, craft you one of their signature concoctions, from the Valentino, their take on the classic Negroni, to the Atrium mojito, an Italian twist on an old favorite, as you revel amid tunes from the Hotel’s resident pianist, Maurizio. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Intimate Fashion Evening

Intimate Fashion EveningIntimate Fashion Evening | New York, United States | Intimate evening of Fashion previews and Dress-Ups by Rubin Singer sponsored by Four Seasons Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit , Mexico. Location: Rubin Singer Studio, Garment District, Manhattan, New York. Produced by Carlos Melia. Catering by Ofrenda NYC. Special thanks to Thomas Citterio at Four Seasons Punta Mita for joining us, all the way from Mexico, for this special occasion.  / More at www.rubinsinger.wordpress.com. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Carlos Melia True Four Seasons Ambassador

Carlos Melia True Four Seasons AmbassadorCarlos Melia True Four Seasons Ambassador  |  Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts  |  Thank you Four Seasons Preferred Partners Communique for featuring my review on Four Seasons Punta Mita on their last July 2013 eNewsletter. “… Click here to read a recent review of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita from Carlos Melia, a Preferred Partner Travel Consultant…” they said on their last issue. Also I got some comments of appreciation and recognition by the Four Seasons Scottsdale on my last review on them after my stay during last week. Finally, the comments that honors and fills me with pride was the mention by Four Seasons Punta Mita “… great feature Carlos! @carlosmeliablog we can’t thank you enough! You are a true @FourSeasons Ambassador!…”. I have stayed and reviewed multiple Four Seasons Hotels and Resort around the globe and I look forward to grow my list in the near future. Read all my Four Seasons Posts and Reviews Worldwide. Curating the world of Luxury Travel and Lifestyle. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Four Seasons Scottsdale

Four Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comFour Seasons Scottsdale  |  Scottsdale, United States  |  So the last night and day of my stay while in Phoenix/Scottsdale, I chose to spend it at on of my favorite hotel groups in the world, which never disappoints me, and on top of that was close to the pick up point of my Hot Air Ballooning experience I took the following morning, and offered the real Arizona experience I was looking to have before the end of my trip, away from the urban center of Phoenix/Scottsdale.  An area rich with Native American art and an equally impressive dining and nightlife scene. Even closer are the unique rock formations of Pinnacle Peak and the highly acclaimed golf mecca at Troon North.

Photos and Videos property and credits to CM by Carlos Melia / www.carlosmeliablog.com / www.carlosmelia.com. Full usage of this media is allowed only and exclusively when including full credits as mentioned above. Carlos MeliaLocated inn the high Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, only 40 minutes drive from downtown Phoenix/Scottsdale, is a place of western lore and cosmopolitan culture, a place of awe-inspiring beauty and spectacular golf, a place unlike any other.  Nestled into the foothills of Pinnacle Peak – amid towering, multi-armed saguaro cacti – the adobe casitas of Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona embody the desert’s magic through thoughtful design and the outstanding talent of regional artists and craftspeople.

Unfortunately I was there only for an overnight, as the saying goes …” Great things, come in small amounts…”. But since I got to awake quite early upon return from my tour and the time I had to head off to the airport, I got to explore and enjoy the resort, a lovely breakfast at their new Western Canteen PROOF and the comfort and views of my Premier King Casita Room. Step onto your private patio or balcony for dramatic views of serrated mountain peaks, the valley alive with sparkling city lights, the nature-inspired outdoor pool or the surrounding Sonoran Desert. Great open bathrooms to linger in the hot waters of a deep soaking tub, or reinvigorate with a brisk shower in the separate glass-enclosed stall. A double-sink vanity, L’Occitane bath products and separate WC add to the luxury of conveniences. Full complimentary WiFi access.

Four Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.com Four Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comFour Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comEmbark, like I did for my breakfast, on a culinary road trip, by Sous Chef Jesse Hansen through the main street of America at PROOF American Canteen, a restaurant that draws inspiration from the area’s history as a stagecoach hitching post, the frontier spirit of the Wild West and the days of Route 66. Stunning outdoors views of Pinnacle Peak. Featuring homestyle comfort fare sourced exclusively from the 50 states, this relaxed restaurant is a casual neighbourhood hang-out, perfect for an easy dinner, an evening with friends. A railroad track runs through the dining room, while televisions, games and a bustling bar bring buzzing energy to the restaurant on a nightly basis.
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Four Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comOf all our complimentary Scottsdale resort services and amenities, this are perhaps their finest, 2 outdoor pools, 2 tennis courts, 24 hours state-of-the-art Fitness Center (including sauna, steam room, weight training, studio classes and personal trainers) once again featuring majestic views overlooking Pinnacle Peak. Four Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.com Four Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.com Four Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comFour Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comTiming was not on my side, therefore I was not able to experience their Spa Facilities, but I can share this with you: 14 treatment rooms, 10 massages, 9 body treatments, 8 facials, 6 spa packages and 5 signature treatments, all inspired by the spirit and the ingredients of the desert.
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Four Seasons Buenos Aires NEW LOOK

Four Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.comFour Seasons Buenos Aires NEW LOOK  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina |  Four Seasons Buenos Aires has recently undergone a 30 million dollars renovation, and for that I came to spend two nights to experience first hand the before and after. Situated in the heart of Buenos Aires’ exclusive La Recoleta district, Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires, is within my TOP five Must-Stay-Experiences of Buenos Aires, and after their recent face lift, they are ranking even higher, with a fresh modern look, new dinning option, and more to come soon, setting themselves away from former semi-Hyatt look and feel, owning the contemporary signature Four Seasons identity. Keep in mind this few concepts: Polo, Horses, Leather, soft earthy palette, deep ocean shades of blue.
Four Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.com Renovation not only came in hand with decoration and style, but more in-sync with the international identity Four Seasons is implementing globally, aiming to a more friendly, welcoming experience, while conservative and traditional in style, sophistication and amenities.
Elena Restaurant at Four Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.com One of my absolute favorite additions to the new look and concept of the Four Seasons Buenos Aires, are both Elena Restaurant and PonyLine Bar, replacing the former restaurant and the traditional Tea/Piano Room Le Dome. Named for Elena Peña Unzué, Elena guests will find a broad selection of the meats beloved by locals and abundant fresh seafood. Expertly prepared on the rotisserie, mains are accompanied by lushly presented seasonal vegetables. The interesting fact is that both restaurant and bar, have their own street access, independent from the hotel, a trend Four Seasons is incorporating to most properties worldwide, reaching out not only to the international travelers, but also the mixture with the local community. Read More
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Four Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.comOne of my least favorite additions was the Lobby and Front Desk area. But hey, this is just my point of view. Glam, maybe a bit to much shimmer to my taste. Was not quite captivated by the color scheme, furniture or materials. Blown glass, precious stones and lots of shimmer, resembling styles you would see in top luxury hotels in Dubai. There is a a dominating blue color, representing the color of the Argentinean flag.

We spend two night at one of their brand new lovely Preferred Four Seasons Executive Suites, which provide guests with added amenities and services, such as access to The Library, which serves daily complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and coffee from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. These guest rooms provide a beautiful view of either La Mansión or the Recoleta neighbourhood and city in the distance. On the video above you can see the new look of the rooms. Below you can see the look of the Junior Suite I stayed at in 2012.

Total facelift  and improvements. A total new look on the hallways. New softer color palette, furniture, carpets. Upgraded opulent Marble bathroom, tub with whirlpool and a separate shower. French doors separate the living area and oversized bedroom, which features its own walk-in closet. Enjoy stunning views of either La Mansión or the surrounding Recoleta neighbourhood from the seventh and eighth floors of the tower.

Four Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.com Four Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.comI truly was very happy with the look and feel of all Suites and Rooms, featuring sophisticated style, local materials and warm textures. Here is the new look of an entry level room type. Suites benefit from a skillful blend of modern and traditional, with details like leather-upholstered headboards and antique sunburst mirrors in gold-leaf finish.

Four Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.comRenovations are always a plus, and we were able to experience this during our stay at the main building of the Four Season Buenos Aires, but hoping you agree with me, classics should always remain untouched, while well maintain and ready for demanding travelers. Example of this is La Mansion by Four Seasons Buenos Aires, which still maintains its traditional flair and style.
La Mansion at Four Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.com La Mansion at Four Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.com La Mansion at Four Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.com La Mansion at Four Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.com La Mansion at Four Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.comA closer look at our recently renovated Preferred Four Seasons Executive Suites. New furniture, new color palette, new art, lovely carpets, full marble bathrooms with state-of-the-art HD mirror TVs, but again something remains the same, … the amazing signature Four Seasons mattresses you can enjoy worldwide. There is plenty more to come, we were not able to see since renovations are still taking place, just to name a few: the outdoors restaurant which will be part of a lovely Glass House, a brand new Spa and Fitness Center, a cigar room and a outdoor terrace right on top of the lobby entrance. So stay tuned for much more. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends Four Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.com Four Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.com Four Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.com Four Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.comFour Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.com Four Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.com (*) To book your own travel experience, do not hesitate to contact me either by email carlos@carlosmelia.com or phone # 917.754.5515. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of MLGTPP, IGLTA, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network.Four Seasons Buenos Aires by www.carlosmeliablog.com (**) Follow me around the world by subscribing to my Facebook Profile, liking my Facebook Page, following me on Twitter. and/or pining me on Pinterest. Also check out my new page Carlos Melia Recommends.