Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh

Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh by www.carlosmeliablog.comBalmoral Hotel Edinburgh  | Edinburgh, Scotland |  During my recent visit to charming medieval Edinburgh, I stayed at two hotels, the lovely, boutiki and quaint Nira Caledonia and the Grand Dame of Edinburgh, The Balmoral Hotel by Rocco Forte, which happens to be the official hotel and headquarters for my next experience The Royal Scotsman luxury train by Orient-Express, due to its proximity to Waverley Station. Right off Prince Street, with stunning views of Arthur’s Seat Hill, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh’s Castle, I was hosted on the 5th floor, very close to Suite 552 chosen by J. K. Rowling to withdraw to write the last sequel of Harry Potter.  Continue reading Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh

Tales of a day exploring Berlin

Tales of a day exploring Berlin by www.carlosmeliablog.comTales of a day exploring Berlin  | Berlin, Germany  |   This was our first day exploring Berlin. This was my third time in the city, which I knew well, so I took Rubin and our friend Fred, around for a quick tour of the essentials and highlights of the Berlin. We visited the Brandenburg Gate, the Parliament, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berliner Mauer and some museums. Later we checked into our hotel, the lovely Hotel de Rome by Rocco Forte, and that night we came to the trendiest spot in the city, the Das Stue Hotel, to enjoy a wonderful dinner at CINCO by Chef Paco Perez. Enough for a day, after a long 8 hours flight on Air Berlin, and a full day exploring the city, and saving energy for a long week ahead over New Years Eve with friends from around the world in GermanyContinue reading Tales of a day exploring Berlin

EDINBURGH fully Curated by Carlos Melia

EDINBURGH fully Curated by Carlos Melia by www.carlosmeliablog.comEDINBURGH fully Curated by Carlos Melia  Edinburgh, Scotland |  I am beyond excited to announce that my visit to Edinburgh, prior board the Luxury Belmond TrainThe Royal Scotsman” is ready and fully curated. I want to thank the expert advise of Visit Scotland, and all my sponsors: Belmond, Delta Airlines, Hotel NIRA Caledonia (I will be using those bikes like crazy) and The Balmoral by Rocco Forte. See the itinerary below.Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com  Continue reading EDINBURGH fully Curated by Carlos Melia

Hotel de Rome my choice in Berlin

Hotel de Rome by www.carlosmeliablog.comHotel de Rome my choice in Berlin  | Berlin, Germany|  Where did I stay while in Berlin, at the stunning, strategically located and chic Hotel de Rome by Rocco Forte Hotels. If there is a hotel to choose and be in while visiting Berlin, this is your ultimate option. Continue reading Hotel de Rome my choice in Berlin

GPS Carlos Melia on my way to Europe

20120621-123233.jpgGPS Carlos Melia on my way to Europe | New York, United States | At La Guardi Airport, taking my United Airlines flight to Washington to coonect to my international flight. Yes, I am on my way to Europe right now – Berlin, Istanbul, London, Bath, Costwolds and Stratfford to review the new Business Class and state-of-the-art 747-8 by Lufthansa and a few hotels by W Hotels, Design Hotels and Rocco Forte. This trip is coordinated and sponsored in parts by Visit Britain, Aristo Tours, Istanbul Conventions and Visitors Bureau and PR&Co. All to be posted and shared here. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Berlin – Istanbul – London here I come

Berlin – Istanbul – London here I come   |  Hey dear followers, next week I am going on tour once again. This time to several destinations in Europe. Pride Season is on and I am taking of to key cities at the Old Continent.  So stay tuned since I will be reviewing several destinations, hotels, tours and restaurants. The itinerary will be:

Berlin, Germany
 – June 21/25 (special thanks to Lufthansa, United Airways and Hotel de Rome by Rocco Forte) I will be heading there to try the new Business Class by Lufthansa, for the pre-opening of the Nuremberg Airport and the Berlin Gay Pride Parade

Istanbul, Turkey
 – June 25/29 (special thanks to Aristo ToursLufthansaW Istanbul, The Sofa Hotel, Design Hotels and Istanbul Convention Visitors Bureau, Interlimousine and The House Hotel of Nisantasi and Galatasaray) This will be my first visit to Turkey and I am already uber excited about it. Was high on my Travel Bucket List.

London, Bath, Costwolds and Stratford, England
– June 29/July 09 (special thanks to Visit Britain, Boutique Marketing, Eccleston Square Hotel and PR&Co) A full week exploring my beloved London and new areas to discover. We will take part of the VIP World Pride Event.

So stay tuned, and follow all my travel chronicles, tips and reviews on all these amazing and exciting destinations. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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