Travel Talk with Ed Finn
Friday, July 29th, 2022 - 47 minutes
Today, I’m joined by Tik Tok sensation and luxury hotel expert Marcos Toscani. Marcos is a content creator and founder of @expertoenhoteles. Hailing from Argentina, he focuses exclusively on luxury hotels worldwide. Marcos has been named the Meliá TikTok Luxury Expert, the company's first ambassador on TikTok, after also being named "Visit Mexico's" first luxury tourism ambassador in 2020. His podcast "Hotel Expert" became the most popular podcast about hotels in Spanish only weeks after its launch.
Marcos Toscani and Meliá Hotels International
With almost 400,000 followers on TikTok, Meliá has launched the new channel with a strategic focus on its luxury products. Hotels such as Gran Meliá Iguazu (Argentina), Paradisus Grand Cana (Dominican Republic) and ME Cabo (Mexico) are among the first hotels chosen by Marcos. “As a Hotel Expert, my goal has always been to experience and show first-hand the best luxury hotels in the world, and I’m very excited to start this partnership with Meliá, where I have already started to choose their most amazing hotels, suites and experiences. TikTok is the top emerging platform and is seeing surprising growth, and I’m really happy to be able to bring my point of view to a hotel chain that I admire and that is always one step ahead, this time in my new role as Meliá TikTok Luxury Expert” said Marcos Toscani, Expert in Hotels.
TikTok is a mobile app that started in China and now offers millions of users around the world the chance to share videos. It currently has more than a billion users in 150 countries around the world in 75 languages. Before even opening its own channel on TikTok, Meliá already had more than 12 million views.
Meliá London Kensington
In the heart of fashionable Kensington, this refurbished, 4-star boutique hotel offers Victorian elegance with modern comforts. Gloucester Road Tube Station and London’s museums are just a few minutes’ walk away. Kensington Palace, Hyde Park and Knightsbridge are all just 0.5 miles’ walking distance from Meliá London Kensington Member of Meliá Collection. London tour buses also depart from the hotel's entrance to all of the major attractions. Beautifully appointed, air-conditioned rooms have satellite TV and luxurious, exclusive Dream Beds, custom-designed for the hotel. Guests at the Meliá London Kensington can reach Westminster and the South Bank with just a 10-minute tube ride from Gloucester Road Station.
The SW7 restaurant and bar has a sleek, minimalist design with food inspired by traditional British dishes mixed with Mediterranean flavours.
I had a terrific stay here, the staff couldn't do enough for me and it felt like a home from home. I loved the welcome bubbles for guests on arrival and the breakfast was delicious. I flew with Aer Lingus to Heathrow and a quick tube ride on the Piccadilly line had me into Gloucester Road station which was all of two minutes walk to the hotel. A big thanks to Giorgia and all the team for a wonderful stay.