Last night upon arrival back in Bangkok from the Golden Triangle, we Checked IN at the exclusive The Siam Hotel. Many have questioned this hotel over the last few month since opening, due to its remote location compared to other luxury hotel options in Bangkok. Well my full position on this and more to come soon upon check out.
Hotel Openings 2012 you MUST Try at 429MAGAZINE | 429MAGAZINE | Dear followers, my weekly column at 429MAGAZINE for the dot429 LGBT Social Professionals Network is OUT and online. This week on … “Hotel opening 2012 you MUST Try…”. This is how they posted it on their Facebook Wall: dot429′s luxury travel expert Carlos Melia shares his must see hotels opening in 2012 for 429MAGAZINE. Till next week where I will share with you my 4 day and 3 night magical experience on board the Orient-Express Train from Bangkok to Singapore. A journey like no other. Have a great week. (click on the image above to see the full article). CM
The Siam Hotel Bangkok almost ready to open | Bangkok, Thailand | The soon to be open The Siam Hotel Bangkok is almost finished and ready to welcome their first guests in less than 63 days. Yesterday Jason Friedman – General Manager, welcomed me and a selected group of the LGBT Press and Travel Professionals to show us this stunning hotel which will change the concept of luxury and hospitality in Bangkok. Rooms will range from USD 400 on. The Siam Hotel is the first hotel in Asia to be signed by Virtuoso previous opening, mostly due to Friedman’s successful career as a hotelier and administration of previous leading properties, such as the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle.
Thailand welcomes LGBT Press & Travel Professionals in Luxury | Bangkok, Thailand | The Tourism Authority of Thailand – New York office and CarlosMeliaBlog.com are proud and pleased to welcome and announce the first ever, official Gay and Lesbian Media and Travel educational/promotional trip to Thailand the Land of Smiles. Leading members of the LGBT Press and Travel Professionals from United States and Canada will arrive tomorrow to Bangkok to experience Thailand and all its highlights in a ten days itinerary that will cover Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle. Go Thai Be Free. !!!! Sawadee. Thailand Gay Travel / Thailand Gay Travel Blog. Some of the leading media outlets where you will be able to read about this trip are: GayTravel.com, Passport Magazine, DOT429.com, Xtra.com, Queerty.com and GayCities.com. We are also very proud count among our travel professionals members of IGLTA, Virtuoso and Signature Travel.
Hotel Check IN at Siam City Hotel in PhayaThai Bangkok | Bangkok, Thailand | Another great four-stars property in Bangkok, I would say with a big plus heading to five, this time by the Siam Group. Great value for price, right in the area of PhayaThai, with direct access to the BTS SkyTrain and to the Airport Express Link. If you can stretch a bit your budget, hit for the special Executive floors, and enjoy panoramic views of the city of Bangkok, and use of the Executive lounge for breakfast, lounge and afternoon cocktails. Free WiFi access.
Sneak peak at the new The Siam Hotel | Bangkok, Thailand | The Siam Hotel and experience and destination itself, a boutique hotel that will change and revolutionize the concept of lodging in Bangkok, and become the South East Asia hub for luxury travelers, looking for a bespoke and unique experience of the City of Angels, Thailand and surrounding countries. Today, escorted Jason Friedman – General Manager, I was introduced by the property which is scheduled to open next March 2012, and I have to say from what I saw, that this will be my new home when passing by Bangkok.
Carlos Melia at Beit Simchat Torah Synagogue | New York | This morning commissioned by VIRTUOSO – Specialists in the Art of Travel – and invited by Stan of The Moldovan Group I did a brief presentation on Luxury Gay Travel, as well as an introduction to destinations in South America at Beit Simchat Torah Synagogue for a group of New York Jewish senior members. CBST – Congregation Beit Simchat Torah Synagogue is a powerful voice within Judaism in the world-wide discourse on the nature of religious community and in the movement to secure basic civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States and throughout the world.
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong | Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong | Madarin Oriental Hong Kong is not just a hotel, it is a legend of luxury and service, a full experience that combines the best of Hong Kong, the tradition of Asia, the best practices of hospitality and top of the class service for which Hong Kong is worldwide renown. I had the opportunity to stay two full days with them and I have to say that from their Les Clefs d’Or Concierge to the management of the hotel, they make sure that every single detail is taken care to assure your stay to be unforgettable.
Hong Kong by Les Clefs d’Or | Hong Kong | Trust me it can’t get any better than when you have the 1st. Vice President of Les Clefs d’Or Hong Kong planning your days, while sipping through champagne at the top executive floor of The Langham Hotel in Kowloon. Edward Ma – Chief Concierge of The Langham Hong Kong, shared his expert tips on how to explore Hong Kong in two days. I am giving this to you as a personal gift. Expect to see my comments, videos, photos and reviews. Cannot wait to begin exploring Hong Kong. CM
I AM VIRTUOSO Defining Moments in Travel | CM by Carlos Melia | Virtuoso® is a network of the world’s finest travel agencies with knowledgeable advisors who draw upon first-hand experience to craft the perfect vacation for you. Virtuoso affiliated travel advisors have global connections with the best hotels, cruise lines, airlines and tour companies. For you, this means access to exclusive travel offers that you can’t get on your own, along with your best value for the money. That’s the Virtuoso difference.