Yesterday, getting ready for the gala dinner I was assisting, at the 24th GLAAD Media Awards, I decided to pamper myself getting a nice facial at the fabulous GUERLAIN Spa, located within the stunning and iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotel, although I must admit, spoiled me, ha ha ha, I always come by the more exclusive side, by the Waldorf Towers, on 50th Street.
Casa de Uco preview at SOHO House New York | New York, United States | The soon to be opened luxury Vineyard and Wine Hotel Casa de Uco, in Mendoza, Argentina did its preview in New York City yesterday at the exclusive SOHO House. The event was organized by MJL Select a Hotel PR firm, that represents most luxurious properties in the world, with whom I have been working for the last few years. Casa de Uco, a private and silent way of transcendence, in touch with the magnificence of nature and the fascinating culture of wine.
Four Season Tented Camp Thailand | Golden Triangle, Thailand | If there was a hotel I visited in 2011, that went above and beyond any expectations, was the Four Seasons Tented Camp at Golden Triangle in the northern region of Thailand, right on the border with Lao and Burma. How about combining the best of Four Seasons signature luxury, style and customer service, with the exuberant beauty of the bamboo jungles of Chiang Rai province in the outdoors, surrounded by a local Elephants camp, Burmese chanting monks in the mornings and serene waters of the Mekong River. How would I define and summarize this experience, simply like this… train to become a Mahout, live with the elephants in full luxury, enjoy all-inclusive adventures, spoil yourself at their full service outdoor spa and dine like a king or queen.
Four Seasons Buenos Aires Check IN | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Nested in the exclusive neighborhood of Recoleta, over the beginning of 9 de Julio Avenue, surrounded by early century French-style mansions, embassies and international prime stores, Four Seasons Buenos Aires welcomes you with their consistent and remarkable trademark service for which they are well known worldwide. Without a doubt and to my best understanding, Four Seasons Buenos Aires, is one of the Top 03 luxury hotels in the city, differentiating itself by their bespoke customer service, location, professional staff, Les Clefs d’Or concierges, the 20th-century French-style Mansion Palacio Alzaga Unzue and by being the only of this Top 03 luxury properties to offer a year-round outdoor pool.
Hotel Check IN at Chiva Som Resort in Hua Hin | Hua Hin, Thailand | If you are looking for the ultimate Health, Fitness, Wellness experience, surround in an very casual but still exclusive environment, right over the waters of the Gulf of Thailand, then Chiva Som Resort should be on the top of your list. Whether you just want to relax and meditate, or get fit by professional personal trainers, detox, enjoy being pampered with spa treatments and massages, solve dietary problems or addictions, recover from an stressful or disrupting situation, you name it, Chiva Som is at the top with an excellent group of professionals and a welcoming friendly attitude to help you and make you feel at home.
04 Hands Chakra Hot Crystals Massage by Four Seasons | Koh Samui, Thailand | If you are visiting Koh Samui, regardless if you are a guest of the Four Seasons Resort or not, you must try one of their signature treatments, the 90 minutes Four Hands Chakras Hot Crystals Massage. An approach to healing and wellness from an energetic point of view. And of course the spectacular location of the spa on the hills of a coconut plantation with stunning views of the Gulf of Siam, are the best scenery for relaxation.
Hotel Check IN Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa | Chiang Mai, Thailand | Beautiful cosy and charismatic small boutique hotel in the city borders of Chiang Mai, close to the river that gives its name, Ping River. White colonial style, home feeling hotel with a great central patio with a mirror pool and an open galleria where you can seat to relax, read a book or enjoy a nice lunch or cocktail. Rooms are small but very nice. Only comments would be that the bathroom is right on when you open the door of the room, and that is not my favorite layout for a room. Balconies overlooking the pool area. White colonial style house with only 19 rooms, a restaurant and a spa. Friendly and respectful staff. More soon. See the video below.
Hotel Check IN Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi | Chiang Mai, Thailand | Stunning property, in old Lanna Thai style with touches of Burmese and British styles. 60 acres of land, including two rice fields, a temple, 5 restaurants, the Dheva luxury spa and a local village. I was accommodated into a huge Villa with two levels and my own private plunge pool. Disappointment: so far… that I will not have time to enjoy my villa in full, during the two nights I am here. Although the hotel looks like an old palace, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi only is seven years old. A team of architects and designers from Chiang Mai’s University have work hard to create this ambiance, together with the private collection of antics from all over Asia by the owner of the property. CM
Full body scrub and facial at OASIS Spa | Chiang Mai, Thailand | I think that if I keep this trend, in two more weeks, I am going to look 20 years old back again… well maybe not but at least I will feel like it deeeeep inside. Yesterday I decided to go out of the comfort of my hotel and explore the local Spas in Chiang Mai. One name kept coming to me, referred by tourists and locals – OASIS Spa. So I set off to try it. I feel like my body cannot take any more massages for this week, I never though I would say this right, but indeed that is how I feel, so I went for alternative options.
Lanna Spa Treatments at Four Seasons Chiang Mai | Chiang Mai, Four Seasons | Spa treatments and Thai Massages in Thailand are as regular courtesy amenities as a nice bottle of Champagne in the US or Europe. Since I got to Thailand over a week ago, I have been hosted for more that five Thai Massages, which I do not complain at all, but I was looking for some new experiences, and certainly the fabulous people at Four Seasons Chiang Mai, found the way to create this experience and teach me something new. They booked me for a 90 minutes traditional Lanna style massage, in the most amazing surroundings.