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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My experience onboard LAN Airlines

My experience onboard LAN Airlines  |  from New York to Lima, Peru  |  On my way to Lima, Peru from New York City, after some research I found out that LAN Airlines, would be the best option to fly to South America and connections within Peru. A short 7 hours flight away was made even shorter due to their excellent service, full onboard entertainment system and comfortable seats with reasonable pitch in Economy Class and wide space in Business Class. Yes my dear friends, for the sake of giving you a full report, this time I had to turn both left and right upon boarding the plane. All to show my commitment to you all ha ha ha…. Well actually on LAN Airlines for this route, you only turn right since you will have to pass through Business Class to later get to Economy. Follow my Instagram Peru Photo Gallery for more tips, photos and videos.  Continue reading My experience onboard LAN Airlines

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 Bryant Park New York City

GPS Carlos Melia at Bryant Park New York City  |  New York, United States  |  Live from Bryant Park Ice-Skating Rink with views of the Christmas Tree and the Empire State Building in the far back. Hope you enjoy the festive holiday videos of New York City I am sharing with you all, a great time of the year to be in Manhattan. Merry Christmas. CM

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dot429 asks What Drives You ? and Carlos Melia answers

dot429 asks What Drives You ? and Carlos Melia answers |  dot429.com  |  The dot429 commercial to be aired at Logo TV during the whole month of September is out. dot429 members share what drives them.? and I was featured in the commercial. Find OUT what drives me… What motivates you to wake up and take on the world each day? dot429 and FIAT want to know. That’s why we’ve partnered to give away two roundtrips for two to New York City. One prize goes to the person who receives the most votes; the other to a randomly selected voter. Yes, two ways to win, how’s that for motivation? Continue reading dot429 asks What Drives You ? and Carlos Melia answers

The NOLITAN New York Nolita’s First Boutique Hotel

The NOLITAN New York Nolita’s First Boutique Hotel   |  New York  |  Some things are just worth waiting for! The Nolitan officially opened its doors for business on August 1st. Located at the corner of Kenmare and Elizabeth Streets, The Nolitan Hotel is the first boutique hotel to grace Nolita – one of the most endearing and authentic neighborhoods in New York City. The Nolitan offers guests much more than luxurious design accommodations, unique amenities and fantastic food: it provides a genuine New York experience, a real sense of belonging and incredibly personal service. It’s the kind of “luxury meets low-key” hotel you always wished you could find in New York City. Continue reading The NOLITAN New York Nolita’s First Boutique Hotel

New Yorkers now have a new Skate Rink The High Line Rink

New Yorkers now have a new Skate Rink the High Line Rink  |  New York, High Line  |  Just opened today, is the new reason to come and visit the High Line. a new, outdoor rollerskating rink now open under the High Line. Open for a limited time this summer, from Thursday, July 28 to Monday, September 26, the High Line Rink is one of the only open-air rollerskating venues in Manhattan, with regularly scheduled theme nights and other fun public activities for visitors of all ages. Admission will be free for the first 500 people on the first three days of operation thanks to UNIQLO. Continue reading New Yorkers now have a new Skate Rink The High Line Rink

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

The Smurfs take over New York City and paint it in Blue

The Smurfs take over New York City and paint it in Blue  |  New York  |  La La, La La La La, La La La…. this is how I went singing along this afternoon to the Ziegfield Theater in New York City, for the World Avant Premier of The Smurfs 3D. Of course I was dressed for the occasion, in a light blue shirt. Smurf that. !!! You got to love them, I mean is part of my story as a child and now they have moved same like me to NYC. Continue reading The Smurfs take over New York City and paint it in Blue

Chelsea Pines Inn celebrates Marriage Equality Act

Chelsea Pines Inn celebrates Marriage Equality Act | Chelsea, New York | Press Release | Chelsea Pines Inn, New York’s premiere guesthouse, applauds New York State’s Marriage Equality Act by offering a FREE honeymoon to the first same-sex couples to be married in New York City on July 24! This offer is for one night in a Honeymoon Suite, a bottle of champagne and wedding cupcakes.  The stay also includes expanded continental breakfast and complimentary WiFi (to send out the news of the Big Day!). Continue reading Chelsea Pines Inn celebrates Marriage Equality Act