48 Hours re-discovering Hong Kong for my second time

48 Hours re-discovering Hong Kong for the second time48 Hours re-discovering Hong Kong for my second time  |  Hong Kong  |   This was my second time in Hong Kong, and this time I was there along my partner Rubin Singer, being his first time. We had ahead of us a full month of traveling along China, so for our first 48 hours, after a long flight, I wanted to re-discover the city and show him, the highlights mind the 48 hours limit. So basically to took it very easy, and we decided to explore Central, Kowloon, Wan Chai, The Peak and Aberdeen. Unfortunately, this time, we didn’t have time to go all the way to Lantau Island and the Big BuddhaContinue reading 48 Hours re-discovering Hong Kong for my second time

DOs and DONTs Dinning Experiences when in Hong Kong

DOs and DONTs Dinning Experiences when in Hong KongDOs and DONTs Dinning Experiences when in Hong Kong  |  Hong Kong  | DOs and DON’Ts Dinning Options in Hong Kong‬, based on our own experience. Because in this city, amazing panoramic views are not enough to make it work. To include Tin Lung Heen by The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong . Man Wah by Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong and Hutong by the Aqua Restaurant Group. I have been to Hong Kong before, so this list only reflects the dining experiences of my last trip. Learn which made the cut and which was a total disaster… Check out also my post on my favorite Lunch options in Hong Kong.
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MAN ABOUT WORLD features photo by Carlos Melia

MAN ABOUT WORLD features photo by Carlos Melia  |  Man About World  |  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. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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The Langham Hong Kong Hotel

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.  Continue reading The Langham Hong Kong Hotel

FINDS adds Norwegian flavour to Hong Kong

FINDS adds Norwegian flavour to Hong Kong |  Kowloon, Hong Kong |  If you are up for some Norwegian flavours while in Hong Kong, then Finds is the place to find it. Located in the island of Kowloon, at one of my favorite areas Tsim Sha Tsui on Kimberly Road, first floor of The Luxe Manor HotelFINDS stands for Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden. It is a distinctly Scandinavian haven in the bustling heart of Asia. It remains the only Nordic restaurant in the entire Pearl River Delta.  Continue reading FINDS adds Norwegian flavour to Hong Kong

Boom Boom Room Standard Hotel New York

Boom Boom Room Standard Hotel New York |  Meat Packing District, New York | Come on… go ahead and just ask me. Carlos which is your absolute favorite Roof Top bar in New York so far? Well my friends, after tonight I would have to say that Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel in NYC is the one.
Deadly combination of great atmosphere, design, crowd, views and music. What else, gay or straight can you ask for.? So far my absolute favorite roof top in NYC. On the 18th. floor of the Standard Hotel New York, with views of the Hudson River and lower Manhattan, and the city on the other side with the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.
But hhmmmm kind of brings me memories of my premium roof top bars in Hong Kong, but quite not there yet… anyhow between you and me….. I think they copied the bathroom concepts of the FELIX at The Peninsula in Kowloon. Just to say… watch out Philippe Stark. Those who know what I am talking about will understand.
I was there with my favorite and contemporary colleague Lyndsey Green, the Travel Agent of the starts. Little gossip, just between you and the other 70K people that read this blog, she is the private fantastic absolute VIP travel agent of Lady G. if you know who I am talking about…. yeah Don’t be a Drag, just be a Queen. !!!
Anyhow and summarizing, are you in town… plan to spend a brief evening at the Boom Boom Room, decent drinks, Prosecco and cocktails. Hot bartenders, trendy gossip girls and lots of fun. Sorry it is just on the 18th. floor. Otherwise why bother going to the Top of the Rock right.
Reporting live from the TOP of Manhattan, with the best night panoramic views of the Hudson River with a glass of Prosecco in my hand. CM

Favorite Street Markets of Kowloon Hong Kong

Favorite Street Markets of Kowloon Hong Kong |  Kowloon, Hong Kong |  Day and night Hong Kong, like most cosmopolitan cities around the globe never stops. What I like about Kowloon, compared to Hong Kong Island is that there you can still have the old and traditional experience true to their Asian heritage. Of course you see a huge British influence around, but this markets are all you may expect to find and more…  Continue reading Favorite Street Markets of Kowloon Hong Kong

The Peak and The Peak Tram

The Peak and The Peak Tram |  Honk Kong Island, Hong Kong |  Do you want to get the best views of Hong Kong, this time from Hong Kong Island to the bay and Kowloon… ? Then visit the area of Mid Levels and take The Peak Tram. Have you ever ridden on a Tram… ? Well it is highly time you do so, and the panoramic views at the end are worth the experience.  Continue reading The Peak and The Peak Tram

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Tallest hotel in the world

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong to be the Tallest hotel in the world | Kowloon, Hong Kong |  Opening next March 29th. 2011, the The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong will officially become the Tallest Hotel in the World. Here you will find exclusive videos and photos taken personally by me this week during my private site inspection of the hotel in Hong Kong. Tallest hotel in the world, set in between the 103rd. to 118th. floor of the ICC Tower in Kowloon, Hong KongContinue reading The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Tallest hotel in the world

Big Buddha at Lantau Island

Big Buddha at Lantau Island |  Lantau Island, Hong Kong |  Come to Lantau Island and see the biggest outdoors seated Buddha of South East Asia. Very impressive and moving, even for those not professing Buddhism. It is very easy to get there from Kwoloon or Hong Kong Island, so no excuse not to t squeeze it into your itinerary. It is hard to express in words the feeling you get once from your cable car you have the first glance at this magnificent Buddha figure in the middle of the green mountains.  Continue reading Big Buddha at Lantau Island