I just got back to New York after two amazing weeks in Asia, producing fashion shows and events for my partner, RUBINSINGER, in Singapore and Thailand. We flew from/to New York to/from Hong Kong, connecting to Singapore, on Cathay Pacific Business Class. It was such a great, relaxing and enjoyable experience. Their attentive flight attendants are always nearby to make sure your journey is a pleasant one. New Business Class experience for a total flight time was 16 hours to Hong Kong, with a brief connection of less than two hours, and then onwards 3 hours and a half to Singapore.
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The November Issue of Man about World is out and about. Check it out. This month with a photo I took at the Fish Market of Kowloon in Hong Kong, featured at their section PARTING SHOTS. Download the November Issue to you iPAD.
Best Roof Tops of Asia | 429Magazine | Hey everyone, my weekly column for 429Magazine is out and online. Go and check it out. My top list of Roof Tops in Asia, based on my own experiences lounging in the skies. CLICK HERE. Till next week with another adventure. CM
My Travel Bucket List 2012 | Carlos Melia | You know all those things you swear you’re going to do before you a period of time expires or you die.? Well Bucket List is where you go to keep track of them all, and here is my 2012 Travel Bucket List.
Meeting of the PR Minds at Biscotti in Bangkok | Bangkok, Thailand | Being my last two days in Bangkok… I am coming to my favorite spots to enjoy of one more time the things I have really enjoyed during my visit, and even much better if sharing it with the great friends and colleagues I have made during this last few months. This time I return not only to one of my favorite Italian restaurants, but also to one of my TOP hotels in Bangkok, the Biscotti Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel. People you must try the Focaccia with Mascarpone and Truffle Oil, and the outstanding Risotto, just beyond real. (Photo above with Nicola Chilton – Regional Director of Public Relations for Four Seasons Thailand, and iconic Paul Hicks – Business Partner of Grebstad Hicks Communications Asia’s leading Luxury Travel and Lifestyle Communications.). Only great times. CM
ARMANI/aqua Lounge come to Hong Kong | Hong Kong, Kowloon | Two of my absolute favorite brands have joined forces to create and even more spectacular space in Honk Kong. Thanks to the expert recommendation of my local friend James Gannaban, I had the pleasure to visit this exciting Lounge/Restaurant in Hong Kong, which seems taken out of a futuristic movie. But it seems I will need to come back and revisit since ARMANI is partnering with AQUA to create Armani/Aqua a refined restaurant where Giorgio Armani’s elegance meets the contemporary interior design of the eponymous flagship aqua restaurant at One Peking in Hong Kong. Photo above is the exact same table I share that evening with my friend James, while I was fully mesmerized by the fantastic panoramic views of the Hong Kong bay.
The Langham Hotel Hong Kong | Kowloon, Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong | The Langham Hong Kong, was my first stay ever at this amazing destination that completely blew me away. And I have to say that for the time I stayed with them, I truly felt I was at home. The services, their staff and the overall experience, made me feel so comfortable and welcome that I would definitely come over again. Located in the area of Tsimshatsui at Kowloon Island, liveliest and most popular area of the city with an outstanding choice of shopping and entertainment. Only meters away from the waterfront, The Peninsula Hotel. Also very conveniently located to subways, shopping areas and one of my favorites the Fish/Flower/Jade/Birds Markets, which will transport you back in time to the old times of Hong Kong. Photo above is Edward Ma – Chief Concierge and 1st. Vice President of Les Clefs d’Or of Hong Kong and myself.
Amazing THAILAND Travel Survey | CM by Carlos Melia | Amazing Thailand as they promote it!!! We want to hear what you have to say about this fantastic, captivating and open-minded destination. For those lucky ones, like me, that have already been able to visit, share what was your experience while there… Thailand is centered around Buddhism, people in Thailand have compassion and tolerance towards any religion and walks of life. If you visit a national park or one of Thailand’s beaches or islands, you will witness many different natural attractions and see a diversity of wildlife. Thailand, the only Southeast Asian nation never to have been colonized by European powers. Thailand features outstanding cuisine that’s available nearly 24 hours a day. These restaurant listings cover the spectrum of Thai and International, budget and gourmet. Please take 2 minutes to complete this Survey. Amazing Thailand Travel Survey. Thank you in advance. CM
Carlos to Chelsea gays: Let me help you leave town! | Chelsea, New York | Thank you Scott Stiffler at Chelsea Now and Troy Masters at Gay City News for a great write up and profile on my business and myself. You may read the full interview at www.chelseanow.com