Travel Pop Art – A regular month in the Life of Carlos Melia | Carlos Melia | The story of my life written with great passion and pleasure. Pop Art made out of Hotel Keys, my homes away from home. Thank you to the support of all independent and chain hotels around the world, always a pleasure to work with you all. CM
Coolest Sunday Brunch at Yotel New York | New York, United States | Continuing with my posts on the trendy and funky development of the far West 42nd Street, today I came to one of my favorite hotels in New York, the Yotel to try their Sunday Brunch, hosted by Patrick Duffy. Just have to say that it will from now on be a keeper in my list. Great mixed crowd, fun, relaxed, not attitude… Heard that Chelsea Brunch restaurants, NO ATTITUDE. You pay and they treat you like a customer. USD 35 all you can eat and drink Brunch.
FREE WiFi for everyone a lesson to be learnt by Hotels Worldwide | New York, United States | More and more hotels across the world are becoming more savvy and proficient in the use of Social Media and Social Applications. The big question that always raises to this still brand new technology, which many pretend to master, but only a few truly understand, is how to measure the ROI – return on investment. As I travel the world, staying at all types of hotels, I have had multiple experiences with the internet service, which most of the time can be very annoying, where hotels yet don’t understand that internet is one of the top features guests will take into consideration, at the moment of booking their stay. The worst examples during last year travels, were hotels in London, UK and Jaipur, India, where I was shocked with my bill upon check out with charges over USD 40 x day for a lousy crappy connection that would take me over 10 minutes to upload a single photo. On top of that, most hotels do not offer the Multi Device Connection platforms, and travelers like me, we need to at least to connect three devices, such as Laptop, iPhone and iPad, meaning three times the charges. The recently open cutting edge and modern Yotel in New York City, has grasped this concept and finally proved that what I have been telling hotels for the last two years, was indeed a great idea, first and for most to please customers, and second, to self promote their properties and services making use of the different techniques on online advertising and viral effects. Continue reading FREE WiFi for everyone a lesson to be learnt by Hotels Worldwide
GPS Carlos Melia at Yotel New York City | New York, United States | Just Checked IN at my Premium Cabin at Yotel New York. I am fully fascinated by the concept and style of this hotel. Luxury cabins with full five-star services, avant-garde design and technology, a great location for a very affordable price. Where Mission Control is their version of a Concierge Desk, fully automated Check IN, a robot that stores your luggage and a real Dohyo is the restaurant and bar. I will be posting more upon departure, but I wanted to share this with you all, since I found it to be the coolest affordable hotel option in New York City. where you won’t jeopardize quality and service for price. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia at Yotel New York City
GPS Carlos Melia back in Manhattan | New York, United States | Hi there mates, I am back in FREEZING New York City, after a short amazing stop in Miami Beach. This time, other than reviewing and sharing restaurants and other tips from the city, I will be staying and reviewing the following hotels: The Mark, Gramercy Park Hotel, Yotel, The Michelangelo and Sofitel. So stay tuned. !!!!! And again in the video above, you can see me in the East side of Manhattan, over Sutton Street and York and the Queensboro Bridge across the East River. Cheers CM