My week in the Cote d’Azur – French Riviera attending ILTM Cannes 2017 | ILTM – International Luxury Travel Market | As every year, December is my time in the French Riviera, taking part either as hosted VIP Media or Buyer, to ITLM Cannes. This is the best luxury travel event to network with other luxury travel colleagues and international suppliers. This is my week in the Cote d’Azur – French Riviera attending ITLM Cannes 2017. For more tips and recommendations, see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on ILTM Cannes 2017.
My day exploring Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild | Cote d’Azur, France | During my last time at the French Riviera, attending as every year ILTM Cannes – International Luxury Travel Market, I was invited by Raffles Hotels and Accor Hotels to spend a full day in Cap Ferrat, at the very lovely Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Here is how my day went along. You may see all my photos and videos from my recent trip to Cote d’Azur at my Instagram @carlosmeliablog
My exciting eventful week curating the world of luxury travel attending ILTM Cannes 2016 | ILTM Cannes, France | After several months traveling around there world non-stop, I have a few days at home in New York, to seat down and start debriefing and blogging about some of the highlights of my recent travels. First post, my exciting eventful week attending ILTM Cannes, which took me from New York to Madrid, Spain, onwards to Nice, Cannes, Monaco and Monte Carlo, France. ILTM – International Luxury Travel Market, is the place and event where luxury travel advisors and media, like me, gather in search of what new – coming – trending in the world of luxury travel, and like in my case, to scout for and curate, unique travel experiences to offer both my discerning leisure and corporate clients. So here we go, hope you enjoy my post. For more tips and recommendations, check and follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on ILTM Cannes 2016. Continue reading My exciting eventful week curating the world of luxury travel attending ILTM Cannes 2016
Next STOP ILTM Cannes | About Me | Happy and honored to announce my next participation at ILTM – International Luxury Travel Market on their 2016 Cannes, France Edition. This year same as I did for ILTM Americas, I have been invited to attend as part of ILTM’s VIP Media Team. ( DEC 5th – 9th ). Prior to ILTM Cannes, I will be spending a night at Le Negresco Hotel in Nice – member of LGTNetwork. And after the event, I will be flying off to Morocco, for my first long overdue visit to the country, invited by Relais & Chateaux Hotels and Restaurants. Finally an overnight connection in Madrid. So stay tuned to all my upcoming posts and follow my minute-to-minute at ILTM Cannes on Instagram.
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VSOE Venice Simplon Orient-Express overnight from Venice to London | Luxury Trains | My journey across Western Europe continued, after lovely visits to the Amalfi Coast and a brief stay at Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Italy. This time, moving onwards to London, England, aboard the overnight luxury train VSOE Venice Simplon Orient-Express, with stops in Innsbruk, Paris, Calais and Folkestone. Step aboard and experience truly elegant travel, wrapped in timeless romance through the spectacular scenery of the Dolomite Mountains, Brenner Pass, Swiss Alps and Alberg Pass. If you follow my blog, you might know by now, that I love traveling by train, specially when they offer luxurious experiences like the VSOE. Other recent experiences you might enjoy reading about had been: The Royal Scotsman across Scotland, or the Day Luxury Train Hiram Bingham in Peru, and my absolute favorite, the Eastern-Oriental-Express from Thailand to Singapore. This is an exceptional train: a time capsule, a dream. A chance to dress up, socialize and relive the golden age of travel. For more tips and recommendations, check and follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on #GPSCarlosMeliaLUXURYTRAINS. Continue reading VSOE Venice Simplon Orient-Express overnight from Venice to London
Carlos Melia Recommends eNews November 2015 is out featuring Abu Dhabi and Paris | eNews | The November issue is online featuring my latest travel experiences in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Paris, France. As usual tips, reviews, recommendations, photo galleries and videos. Check it out.!!! http://www.carlosmelia.com/#!cmr-enews-nov-2015/i5gfe.
My private pre-opening viewing of the Ritz Paris | Paris, France | Today, I was among one of the few lucky chosen ones, to enjoyed a private pre-opening behind-construction walk-around of the iconic Ritz Paris, schedule to re-open next March 2016. I was introduced to the lovely mock up suites, the traditional and brand new restaurants and bars, the new inner garden, the exclusive and unique Chanel Spa and much more…, by the hand of Monsieur Manfred Mautsch, who has been with the hotel now for over 20 years and gone through two renovations…
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Lunch at St Ouen Coffee at Jardins du Ruisseau and Dinner in Trocadero | Paris, France | Yesterday, being a Sunday, I’ve decided to have a very local day. My morning began working at RUBINSINGER’s Showroon in Trocadero and from there after our morning appointments, I went to one of my favorite spots in Paris, the Marche Vernaison in St Ouen. Where I enjoyed a kitsch French lunch at my classic chez Louisette. This place always makes me so happy. After that I spend my early afternoon walking around the market, Antique browsing and shopping. Continue reading Lunch at St Ouen Coffee at Jardins du Ruisseau and Dinner in Trocadero
Fondation Louis Vuitton at Bois de Boulogne | Paris, France | Of course, on our first day, as soonas we had free time and to kill the jetlag, we had to come to see/explore the new Foundation Louis Vuitton at Bois de Boulogne. This fantastic creation by Frank Gehry. We spent two hours walking around. Quite lovely. Here some photos. Continue reading Fondation Louis Vuitton at Bois de Boulogne
VIP Gala Dinner 45 minutes out of Paris curated by Carlos Melia | Paris, France | One of the many services I offer to my clients worldwide, is producing event and weddings. Here an example of the last event I hosted 45 minutes outside of Paris, to end our VIP French Open Roland Garros Week to a very select group of executives. The Gala took place at a lovely Chateau, located in the district of Bouffemont, which we privatized fully. Sunset cocktails at the outdoor terrace, gala dinner indoors with live performances and band, which included among others, an impersonator of Edith Piaf. A lovely soiree and the perfect curated end to their trip. Here other experiences I also created for this same group: Sunset sailing and dinning along the Seine River. Private off-hours visit to the tower of Notre Dame. Guy Savoy Restaurant at La Monnaie de Paris. Private visit to Louis XV and XVI’s Apartment, Behind-the-Scences tour of the Eiffel Tower… among many others. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com