Carlos Melia joins ALCHEMY DMC ARGENTINA & CHILE Sales Partner for the United States territory & LGBTQ+ segment globally for the Leisure & HIGH-END business.

Meet Carlos Melia, ALCHEMY DMC new Sales Partner for the United States and Global LGBTQ+ Sales Partner

A native Argentinian, with over 28-year career as agent and supplier to travel agents across the globe, Carlos is an ideal partner as ALCHEMY DMC expands into the USA.

After many years of working with the region, Carlos has a great understanding and comprehension of the South American market. His well rounded knowledge of luxury and experiential travel services, combined with solid key relationships with suppliers and experiences, makes him a true destination expert on Argentina and Chile.

Carlos holds a BA in Hotel & Restaurant Management. He is a founding member of Belmond Hotels, Trains and River Cruises LGBT Advisory Board; a founding member of the Travel Agents Luxury Advisory Board for Bürgenstock Selection first class Swiss hospitality; and will be joining the VIRTUOSO Preview Advisory Board for Cheval Blanc Hotel Paris, part of the LVMH group.

With Carlos’ addition to our team and his proven expertise in catering to the Global LGBTQ+ segment, ALCHEMY DMC is proud to join him on welcoming LGBTQ+ travelers to the region. In 1990, living in Buenos Aires, Carlos launched the first openly gay inbound travel agency, promoting Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. In 2008 Carlos moved to the US and founded Luxury Gay Travel Network, a site and network connecting mainstream luxury travel and hospitality suppliers to leading LGBTQ+ travel professionals and press around the world. Visit

Today Carlos is a citizen of the world living in New York City. He travels extensively, curating the world of Luxury Travel & Lifestyle, one destination at the time. His Instagram, and blog, CarlosMeliaBlog, are ranked among the “TOP 100 Luxury Travel Blogs”.

For many exciting opportunities in the South American market, contact Carlos Melia:
E-mail: / US Phone: +1 917 754 5515

Bajos del Barolo: a new space for events in one of the most emblematic buildings on Avenida de Mayo.

The Palacio Barolo opens the doors to one of its most mysterious sections in order to offer a new proposal to add to the list of the many it already has.

Covering more than 1800 square meters, Bajos del Barolo offers multiple spaces for the possibility to host an extensive catalogue of events.

Versatility and adaptability.

The spaces Bajos del Barolo has allow configuration for several different layouts adaptable to different surfaces and distributions.


An auditorium + stands + shows

Bajos del Barolo holds 5 spaces that can either work independently or ensemble partially and totally.

This flexibility is an added value allowing the space to adapt to the event, and not vice versa.

Auditorium mode

These spaces are design with double height, transmitting the sensation of ampleness.

It is possible to configure it in different ways according to the event’s needs and the number of participants, on top of that the spaces have the possibility of installing simultaneous translation cabins.

Stands mode

The width of these spaces allows the installation of tailored or standard stands.

It is also possible to assign spaces for stands and auditorium simultaneously, either integrated or individually.

Simultaneous actions

Bajos del Barolo holds great capacity for actions hosting a big number or people. An example of this was the past “Noche de los Museos” (Museum Night) where during the 7-hour duration, over 9 thousand visitors shared the space for the six actions offered that day.

Palacio Barolo, a city icon.

The Palacio Barolo is the most visited private building in Buenos Aires City, by local and foreign visitors alike. The history of this building is centered around the year 1920 when Architect Mario Palanti, under the request of Luigi Barolo, projected this monumental building in which it is possible to discover an infinite amount of analogies and references to Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy.

This building was granted during the twenties the record for the highest building in the world built with concrete, later replaced by the Kavanagh building in the thirties. 

Another detail making this building so famous was the idea Architect Palanti had involving adding a beacon light in the top, now available for visits, creating with it a light bridge over the Rio de la Plata river. To bring this idea to life he created a project for a building with similar characteristics in Montevideo City, the Palacio Salvo, with the intention of making siblings out of the two cities.