The Hempel Hotel in West London

Author: , January 25th, 2012

The Hempel Hotel in West London  | London, England  |  Conceived by acclaimed and renown British designer Anouska Hempel, located in West London, one of the most charming areas of London by the Craven Hill Garden and overlooking the Hempel Garden Square. The Hempel Hotel defines itself as a tranquil, Zen-inspired small boutique hotel, with simple and cozy elegance, and I could not agree more. Read the full post and see a live video of the room @ www.carlosmeliablog.com

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The Mark Hotel New York City

Author: , January 20th, 2012


The Mark Hotel New York City 
|  New York, United States  |  I have just checked OUT from the beautiful and charming exclusive boutique hotel The Mark. If there is a way to describe it is… full class, welcoming, happening, fashionable and chic. 1927 landmark building at the corner of 77th Street and Madison Avenue. Designed by Jacques Grange and with impeccable service under the perfectionist eye of luxury hotel manager Olivier Lordonnois, The Mark combines old-world comfort, avant-garde design, the latest technologies and an unprecedented level of personal service to create the finest five-star hotel of the 21st-century. I have been in New York for over seven years, and I must say that I always stick to the same hotel preferences, although The Mark is not just a hotel, it is a whole experience of great taste and class. > Check the Full Post and more at www.carlosmeliablog.com

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Song Kran 6 biggest gay circuit event in Asia

Author: , January 16th, 2012

gCircuit is proud to present Song Kran 6, which will be held on the 13th-15th of April 2012. This year, the biggest gay circuit event in Asia will feature some of the biggest DJs ever lined up, with DJ Alexander (US), Tony Moran (US) and Alex Acosta (MX) headlining the event. Both DJs Alexander and Alex Acosta will be making their debut in Asia at the SK6 parties and the legendary Tony Moran returns to Thailand to work with gCircuit for the first time. Three of Asia’s finest DJs, DJ Louis T. (MY), DJ Head (TW) and DJ Preeda (TH) will be opening the parties over the long party weekend. The parties will be designed by award winning Paul Marin, so expect nothing less than world class production and lighting. Look out for special performances throughout the event and this year, 5 of the hottest Japanese gogo dancers will be performing at the event. gCircuit promises that in 2012, the biggest gay party event in Asia will be bigger than ever. > Check the Full Post and more at www.thailandgaytravel.wordpress.com

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Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall Bangkok

Author: , January 14th, 2012

( Post by Carlos Melia ) Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall Bangkok  |  Bangkok, Thailand  |  Also know as the White Marble Palace, a prestigious hall, former reception hall within Dusit Palace in which to court visiting dignitaries, hold state council meetings and royal occasions. An Italian neo-classical Renaissance architecture, Ordered by King Rama V (1907) and finished in the reign of King Rama VI. Commissioned to the architects Mario Tamagno and Annibale Rigotti. Used as Parliament House until 1974, nowadays it is open to the public every day except on Chulalongkorn Day (23 October), the King’s birthday (5 December) and the Queen’s birthday (12 August). > Check the Full Post and more at Thailand Gay Travel Blog

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SERENA Hotel Buenos Aires

Author: , January 14th, 2012

SERENA Hotel Buenos Aires  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina |  SERENA Hotel Punta del Este, has been for long time my favorite option at that destination, and over a year ago, they expanded with their second property to Buenos Aires nesting the Argentinean branch in the exclusive area of Recoleta over Libertad Street. I spent there the last 2 nights and here are a few comments based on my own experience. But one thing I would like to highlight right from the beginning is the excellent job they have done with the Spa/Sauna area on the ground floor, where space was planed, executed and used brilliantly, see photo below. > Check the Full Post and more at www.carlosmeliablog.com

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Carlos Melia learns Tango at El Querandi Tangueria

Author: , January 13th, 2012

Carlos Melia learns Tango at El Querandi Tangueria  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  Aside from being my favorite tangueria (aka. Tango House) in Buenos Aires, today, once the show was over, I took my own private lesson of Tango with one of the leading dancer of the prestigious El Querandi Tango Show. I know I know… Argentinean, Porteño and I do not have a clue on how to dance Tango, shame on me. Well that is why El Querandi Tango has came to my rescue to give me the basic steps of my native dance. > Check the Full Post and more at www.carlosmeliablog.com

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Nine Lounge and Bar Phuket Thailand

Author: , January 13th, 2012

( Post by Carlos Melia for Thailand Gay Travel Blog ) I would have to say that Nine Lounge & Bar was my favorite bar in Phuket which you may refer to as a gay bar if you wish, but goes far beyond from that. Next to Lim’s Restaurant, fantastic Thai Food. Great drinks, beautiful indoor/outdoor design. Regardless gay or straight, the place to be seen in Phuket, after 10PM till the music fades away or you decide to move on to Soi Paradise. Conde Nast Traveller included them into their 2009 Hotlist of World’s Best Bars. Ask for my friend David there, and tell him Carlos Melia sent you, maybe you’ll get a drink on me, or an extra shot of vodka in your drink. Post by Carlos Meliawww.carlosmeliablog.com

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MIO Hotel Buenos Aires brand new Boutique option

Author: , January 13th, 2012

MIO Hotel Buenos Aires brand new Boutique option  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  Today I went for a site inspection at the recently opened MIO Hotel Buenos Aires. I was hosted in all style by GM Amalia Gonzalez, former Alvear Palace Hotel. The hotel by the trademark of Catena family, yes the same of Catena Zapata wines, combines boutique luxury, elegance and original design, with customized care. Walk through the stunning six meter-high door made of French oak from wine barrels, on the distinguished Quintana Avenue, at the heart of distinct Recoleta. I would have loved to stay overnight, but unfortunately the year has so many night, but I will on my next visit to Buenos Aires for sure, but below is the full comments on my site. > Check the Full Post and more at www.carlosmeliablog.com

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Duhau Restaurant and Vinoteca at Palacio Duhau

Author: , January 10th, 2012

Duhau Restaurant and Vinoteca at Palacio Duhau  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  Romantic and chic would be the perfect two words to define it, but what can I say then about the excellent service, cuisines and wines. Another superb diner in Buenos Aires, this time by the signature international service of Park Hyatt Group, and the stunning setting of the central gardens at Palacio Duhau Buenos Aires. > Check the Full Post and more at www.carlosmeliablog.com

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Algodon Masion small luxury Buenos Aires Check IN

Author: , January 10th, 2012

Algodon Masion small luxury Buenos Aires  Check IN |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  Just checked in at Algodon Mansion, landmark 1912 building fashioned in French Classical design, at the residential neighborhood of Recoleta. This is my second time at the hotel, the first was over two years ago when they were just opening, and I am happy to see that they are very well settled and entrenched as small luxury boutique option in the city. > Check the Full Post and more at www.carlosmeliablog.com

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