Borgo Egnazia Luxury Resort in Puglia | Puglia, Italy | My first stop upon arrival to the region of Puglia, in the South of Italy, was the very lovely and grand, Borgo Egnazia Luxury Resort, located in the region of Fasano in the province of Bari, and part of the Valle D’Itria. Some of you might have heard of this resort in the past, since it was the one which Justin Timberlake took over completely for his wedding to Jessica Biel. An architectural marvel of local stone and quicklime, the Borgo Egnazia recreates a traditional Apulian village amid olive groves and lemon trees. Every detail of the hotel’s main building, separate and private villas, each with its own swimming pool, has been meticulously designed to ensure the highest standards of luxury. The adjacent world-renowned San Domenico Golf Course, with 18 holes, par-72, the Engathia Spa with water and body treatments, the Beach Club, tennis and kids club, and many other activities, make it an unforgettable destination. A shimmering coastline, ancient olive groves, the Roman town of Egnazia and the UNESCO World Heritage town of Alberobello are nearby for exploration. Continue reading Borgo Egnazia Luxury Resort in Puglia
Hotel Raphael Paris | Paris, France | I am still catching up with my last two month of extensive travels, and this time I am reporting on my recent visit to Paris during Fashion Week and my one night stay at the FABULOUS Hotel Raphael Paris member of LGTNetwork and Leading Hotels of the World. I mean, if we talk about style and old traditional charm. and we combine it with these three words Location Location Location, then click your hills Dorothy because you are in the heart of Paris, at a true heritage Parisian hotel. I fully get it, not the style everyone enjoys nor appreciates. It is not modern, it is stuffy and rococo, and I have to say I LOVE IT. This is my type of hotel when I want to have my true vivre dans le luxe European experience.
We were hosted at one Junior Suites. Epitome of the art of living in a hotel with luxury services and offer uniquely exclusive charm in a majestic setting. These unique suites boast Louis XV- and Louis XVI-style furniture and roomy wardrobes in mahogany and oak. A wood-carved archway and matching curtains partially separate the living room from the bedroom. Approximate surface area: 60m2. The living room is separated from the bedroom by a wood-carved archway. Roomy wardrobes. Marble or tiled bathroom. Separate shower (on request). Double bed or twin beds (extra bed on request). This category of room can interconnect with other rooms on request. See my Video of the Junior Suite.
Hotel Raphael Paris is like most properties and venues in Paris, 100% Pet Friendly. But true to their level of excellence, Mademoiselle Bruna, was welcomed and treated like a princess, with her own plush bed, water bowl and some extra amenities. They even offered the service of have a Dog-Sitter, in case we would need it. She was granted access to all areas, including the breakfast room in the morning. GOD I LOVE FRANCE.
Here is a look at a different Suite, with the old style bathroom. You may request your own concept when booking your room.
The Hotel Raphael, a haven of peace near the Champs-Elysées and the Arch of Triumph. We were there only for one night, so my report is basically on the outlets and services I got to experience during my stay. A five-star hotel on Avenue Kléber, just a few streets away from fashion boutiques and museums, the Raphael offers quintessentially French luxury. A luxury hotel in Paris since 1925. 36 suites. 47 guest rooms. A gourmet restaurant. The english Bar. Roof terrace with panoramic views of Paris. Fitness Area. Business Centre, and my favorite feature and global allies, Les Clefs d’Or ‘Golden Keys’ concierges.
Check out the English Bar and ‘17’ Lounge for a little privacy and to relax and meet other people. I enjoyed a few Coupes de Champagne and one or two Filthy Vodka Martinis there. The English Bar’s cozy, intimate mood recalls a London club. It’s an ideal spot for a quiet chat over a drink at any time of the day or evening. Subdued lighting, wood paneling and armchairs upholstered in red velvet… The epitome of luxury, tranquility and elegance.
Breakfast was served at the stunning room of The Raphael Restaurant by Chef Amandine Chaignot. The décor at the Raphael Restaurant is a sophisticated blend – a designer-chic ambiance allied with historical traditions. The immaculate white of the walls, the grey upholstery of the chairs and the aubergine hues of the curtains all combine to create a warm and cozy atmosphere.
The Raphael Terrace a haven of peace in the heart of the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Its magnificent terrace has a roof garden and offers unparalleled panoramic views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. During the warm season, you can enjoy their pop up restaurant, only matched by the beauty of the panoramic views.
Hotel Raphael Paris, defines me and my style so deeply that I cannot even forgive myself for only spending one night there, but I look forward to come back on our next visit to Paris, and then make some time to try their gourmet offer at The Raphael Restaurant. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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My night experience in Nice | Nice, France | Dinner last night at Regence private Restaurant at Le Negresco Hotel in Nice, France was just outstanding. Private room just for our group with an exquisite menu and selection of wines. You should try either this restaurant, or Chantecle or La Rotonde (which BTW is so kitsch and camp that at the same time is fabulous. You will literally be eating in a carrousel), both at the same property. Continue reading My night experience in Nice
Le Negresco Hotel unexpected Palace | Nice, France | If we talk about traditional hotels that exude luxury and charm, well I would risk to say the Le Negresco Hotel in French Riviera is on the top of my list. The minute you walk by the door and enter the lobby of the hotel, a fairy tale of sophistication unfolds. Le Negresco first opened its doors on January 8th, 1913. The hotel, designed by Henri Negrescu, immediately attracted a brilliant international clientele, Kings of the old and the new world. Jeanne Augier is the guardian of this myth. Owner of the Palace since 1957, this great lady – with deeply-rooted convictions – has devoted her life to the preservation and the development of this unique heritage. Continue reading Le Negresco Hotel unexpected Palace
Hotel Check IN Le Negresco Hotel | Nice, France | Today after a fabulous stay in St Tropez for two days, I returned to Nice, which in many way is a smaller version of Paris. Same as two days ago, I checked IN at the lovely and chic, but veryyyyy eclectic Le Negresco Hotel. An institution in the city, known unanimously to be the best hotel in town, and I fully second that. I was here 4 days ago, when I got this stunning Suite overlooking the Promenade de Anglais, and the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. This rooms have been renovated and modernized with some pop touches. Continue reading Hotel Check IN Le Negresco Hotel