Happy Chinese New Year of “The Monkey” with fireworks over the Hudson River in New York

Happy Chinese New Year of “The Monkey” with fireworks over the Hudson River in New York  |  New York, United States  |  See live last night from the comfort of my living room in Hell’s Kitchen. Happy New Chinese Year of “The Monkey”. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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Hôtel Americano NYC

Hôtel Americano NYC by www.carlosmeliablog.com Hôtel Americano NYC  |  New York, United States  |  Last week, I had an express 24hrs stay at the Hôtel Americano in New York City, member of the Grupo Habita and Design Hotels, as part of my Stay & Dine OUT New York for locals, a different way to experience your own city. Located in the heart of the Chelsea between the High Line and the Hudson River. Quaint small hotel, very happening, on a rather quiet street, only two blocks from the Hudson River Park over 27th Street, between 10th and 11th.


Hôtel Americano takes design by simple choices, infused with a modern mix between nordic-japanes approach. Urban ryokan with wooden platform beds, warm lighting, natural materials, some with fireplaces, and although small bathrooms, some featuring soaking tubs. We were hosted at a STUDIO KING Room (video below).

My comments on the room are… I quite like the concept, but I was a bit disappointed by the lack of external views, having an entire wall in-front of us which could have been a full window. The bathroom was very small, and I quite did not find an use, other than decorative purposes, for such a fireplace. I loved the ryokan style of the bed, but I would personally have updated the phone sets, to match and blend with the concept.
Hôtel Americano NYC by www.carlosmeliablog.comThe experience on the Food & Spirits outlets was not the best to be fully honest, but I will be fair, the setting is quite interesting, although too happening and overcrowded to my personal taste. I would personally prefer more quality and less quantity. We were invited to try The Grill at La Piscine, a year round grill on the rooftop of the hotel, but in the end after a long wait and a rather rude host, we decided to move on to another option within the neighborhood. This was an isolated incident, and I must say that I have been re-invited to join them for dinner next week, so I might have more to share on this after my second, hopefully more welcoming, experience.
Hôtel Americano NYC by www.carlosmeliablog.comI must mention that the hotel also features a second restaurant on the ground floor, which is very popular among locals for brunch. French fare with a Latin flair. Chef Joseph Buenconsejo, presides over West Chelsea’s  dining room with outdoor patio.

Hôtel Americano NYC by www.carlosmeliablog.comSome of the featured amenities for those staying at the hotel are: Soft washed denim bathrobe by Loden Dager. Aesop bathroom products. iPad customized with in-room controls and guest directory. Guest bicycles. I would recommend this hotel for young travelers, who are not on the budget, and are looking to explore Manhattan with a hip sexy happening approach. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Sunday run at Hudson River Park

Sunday run at Hudson River Park by www.carlosmeliablog.comSunday run at Hudson River Park  |  New York, United States  |  As almost everyday, today I went out to enjoy a lovely sunny Sunday running along the Hudson River at the Hudson River Park, in Manhattan, New York City, on the West side. Since my running partner abandoned me today, I was bored and played a bit with my iPhone while running, to keep me away from thinking how many more minutes or miles I had left. (3,5 miles / 497 Cal). Hope you enjoy my live video. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Gay Wedding Planning all over again now in New York

Gay Wedding Planning all over again now in New York  |  New York, United States  |  Gay Wedding Planning once again. I LOVE IT. Champagne flutes, hotel bookings, ceremony locations, weather, restaurant bookings….. this time in NEW YORK CITY. Question WHY nobody carries Groom & Groom Champagne Glasses. ????. Anyhow champagne glasses checked, moving on to the next point on the list. Venue chosen for the wedding Hudson Riverview Terrave Room at the INK48 Hotel by Kimpton Hotels. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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GPS Carlos Melia at Hudson River admiring Space Shuttle Enterprise

GPS Carlos Melia at Hudson River admiring Space Shuttle Enterprise  |  New York, United States  | Space Shuttle Enterprise sails along the Hudson River this morning… just before my eyes….. I keep hoping one day I will be invited to a PRESS TRIP to the first hotel in the moon…. wouldn’t that be cool. ? CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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GPS Carlos Melia running at Hudson River Park

GPS Carlos Melia running at Hudson River Park | New York, US | One of my favorite ways to spend a day anywhere in the world is running it around. And so this is what I did today around Hudson River Park in Manhattan, New York. A beautiful pre-summer day, with everyone out enjoying the lovely sunny weather. Enjoy the photos…. Have a great week everyone. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends See all photos below

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GPS Carlos Melia back in New York City

GPS Carlos Melia back in New York City  |  New York, United States  |  After an over 10 hours flight from Buenos Aires, I am back in New York City. View of the Hudson River from the apartment in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. Time to relax, gain some energy back and focus on the new projects and adventures to come.  CM

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GPS Carlos Melia at High Line New York

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

Bateaux New York sailing across Hudson River

Bateaux New York sailing across Hudson River  |  New York City  |  The ultimate dining cruise in New York City. You’ve never seen New York’s world-renowned skyline quite like this. The most up-close views, separated only by glass windows and water. Splendid variety of live music. Outstanding service. All aboard our European-inspired Bateaux New York. You can be certain our magnificent all-glass vessel will leave a lasting impression. Continue reading Bateaux New York sailing across Hudson River

New York seen from the air Helicopter Tours

New York seen from the air Helicopter Tours  |  New York City  | Get a different view of New York city and all its highlights. Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Hudson River and all the buildings you always wanted to see. Many different options depending on your mood. (1). New York, New York (20min) / (2). The Big Apple (15min) and (3). Romantic / VIP New York (20min). Pick wisely Continue reading New York seen from the air Helicopter Tours