The OUT NYC | New York, United States | Well it seems that West 42nd. Street area in between 10th and 11th Avenue (aka. Hells Kitchen), has lately been getting a lot of attention and happening. First the avant-garded Yotel, which I personally reviewed last week and loved, the new luxury apartments complex MiMA, and now the soon to open The OUT NYC Urban Resort which already is looking very promessing and happening. The project is forecasted to open March 2012, so we will have to wait till then to see how it develops, looking forward to stay over to review it in full. Formerly to be Axel Hotel New York, today member of the Genre Hotels group, which I must say after over 20 years in this business have never heard of, but excited to learn more about. But this is not all this complex has to offer, big names are already part of this project and others to join soon. The OUT NYC hosts New York’s most highly anticipated nightlife venue XL Nightclub featuring already well established and classic events like Rock It by Fonabaiovoss and iconic New York night scene names like John Blair. Today I was briefly introduced to XL but this weekend I was invited to come and check the venue in full action, but I can say that already got my attention, a slick venue with a nice central bar and dance floor in the back. So stay tuned for more. CM
GPS Carlos Melia in New York City | New York, United States | Good Morning everyone from the Big Apple. Here I continue on my circuit of hotels worldwide. Since yesterday at the beautiful and very conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Sofitel New York City, review to come later. Last night and fantastic Avant-Premiere hosted itself by Madonna, were she presented us with her new project and pride as a film Director and Co-Writer with W.E. with the story of love of Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII. Above snapshot of the view from my corner suite on the 27th floor of the Sofitel Hotel New York, with views of the Chrysler Building. Everyone have a GREAT Day. CM
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GPS Carlos Melia at Yotel New York City | New York, United States | Just Checked IN at my Premium Cabin at Yotel New York. I am fully fascinated by the concept and style of this hotel. Luxury cabins with full five-star services, avant-garde design and technology, a great location for a very affordable price. Where Mission Control is their version of a Concierge Desk, fully automated Check IN, a robot that stores your luggage and a real Dohyo is the restaurant and bar. I will be posting more upon departure, but I wanted to share this with you all, since I found it to be the coolest affordable hotel option in New York City. where you won’t jeopardize quality and service for price. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia at Yotel New York City
The Mark Hotel New York City | New York, United States | I have just checked OUT from the beautiful and charming exclusive boutique hotel The Mark. If there is a way to describe it is… full class, welcoming, happening, fashionable and chic. 1927 landmark building at the corner of 77th Street and Madison Avenue. Designed by Jacques Grange and with impeccable service under the perfectionist eye of luxury hotel manager Olivier Lordonnois, The Mark combines old-world comfort, avant-garde design, the latest technologies and an unprecedented level of personal service to create the finest five-star hotel of the 21st-century. I have been in New York for over seven years, and I must say that I always stick to the same hotel preferences, although The Mark is not just a hotel, it is a whole experience of great taste and class. Continue reading The Mark Hotel New York City
GPS Carlos Melia back in Manhattan | New York, United States | Hi there mates, I am back in FREEZING New York City, after a short amazing stop in Miami Beach. This time, other than reviewing and sharing restaurants and other tips from the city, I will be staying and reviewing the following hotels: The Mark, Gramercy Park Hotel, Yotel, The Michelangelo and Sofitel. So stay tuned. !!!!! And again in the video above, you can see me in the East side of Manhattan, over Sutton Street and York and the Queensboro Bridge across the East River. Cheers CM
American Airlines 955 to Buenos Aires Business Class | New York to Buenos Aires | Good Evening everyone, welcome on board flight AA955 with non-stop service from New York City all the way down to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Almost over 10 hours overnight flight, but hey when flying on the Business Class cabin, it only feels like two movies, a dinner and a morning breakfast. This time the seat was originally 11A but then the freindly crew moved me to a better 12E where I had a full empty business class row of three seats for my own leisure and comfort.
Souen Macrobiotic Natural Organic Restaurant | New York, United States | If you enjoy macrobiotic, natural, organic and healthy food, as much as I do, then you must visit Souen Macrobiotic Restaurant. Small venue on 13th. Street between 5th. Avenue and University. Continue reading Souen Macrobiotic Natural Organic Restaurant
GPS Carlos Melia at High Line New York | New York, United States | High Line in New York City is my absolute favorite spot and landmark to unwind and relax while in Manhattan. Running from lower 14th. Street to 34th. Street, along the Hudson River and Hudson River Park. Great all seasons long walking and outdoors destination. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia at High Line New York
The Mark Restaurant by Jean George | New York, United States | back in New York City, and back to the amazing restaurants that this city have to offer both for lunch or dinner. In this case, how can anything go wrong when you combine an international awarded chef like Jean George, the masterful style and design of Jacques Grange and the operation by Leading Hotel of the World member The Mark. Invited by Angel Mejia Sales Manager, I came to try the restaurant and have a quick glimpse of the hotel, where I will be staying soon sometime in January to review their offer in full. Continue reading The Mark Restaurant by Jean George
Merry Christmas this time from New York City | New York, United States | I have just arrive to New York City, and this time I am wishing you all Merry Christmas from the heart of New York City at the Rockefeller Center, one of the most visited landmarks in the city, specially during the holiday season. Behind me you can see both the classic annual Christmas Tree with the Swarovski star, and the Ice Skating Rink. Best wishes to you all. Cheers CM