Vol. 5 No. 19
And the Winner Is.....
What an interesting month it has been in South Florida. Luckily most of us came away from Irma's potential direct hit with minimal impact and greater respect for mother nature.
October ramps up our season and many great things are around the corner. We are releasing our annual event calendar to our concierge members listing over 500+ going on in South Florida. This will be sent under a separate email.
A few weeks ago I shared in the pleasure with
of recognizing our concierge colleagues and all their efforts from throughout the year by presenting them with the annual White Glove Award. We held a luncheon in their honor at
Smith & Wollensky
on South Beach and recognized the best of class in various categories. Each nominee received a certificate. Each winner received a plaque and a check for $500.
Concierge Affiliate - Chris Mehmel - COMO Metropolitan
Up and Coming Concierge - Frederik Mate - Acqualina
Concierge of the Year - Andres Meneses - JW Marriott Marquis
Lifetime Achievement - Dilip Pathak - Courtyard Cadillac
Congrats to all 23 nominees on your efforts and a special kudos to the winners. They are listed below:
Concierge Affiliate of the Year - Works in a Boutique Hotel as a Front Desk offering Concierge like services
Chris Mehmel - COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach
Up and Coming Concierge - Less than 2 Years of Service
Sara Satty - SLS South Beach
Karla Ferrer - Four Seasons Miami
Frederik Mate - Acqualina Resort and Spa
Concierge of the Year - 2-5 years of Service
Felipe Toro - Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour
Andres Meneses - JW Marriott Marquis
Vachira Perez- Shoreclub
Brenda Santana -Faena Miami Beach
Domingo Llerande - Clevelander and Essex House
David Castro - Mandarin Oriental Miami
Christian Gamarra - Dream South Beach
Keston Superville - 1 Hotel South Beach
Brad Low - W South Beach
Maria Marchi - Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Lifetime Achievement Award - 5 Years or more of service
Andrew Kahn - St. Regis Bal Harbour
Carol Curry - Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne
Gene Ruotolo - Kimpton Epic Miami
Mario Leon Jelves - Nautilus a SIXTY Hotel
Ernesto Aragon - Biltmore Hotel
John Durham - The Hotel South Beach
Dilip Pathak - Courtyard Cadillac Hotel
Brian Bean - Miami Beach Edition
Martin Padro - InterContinental Hotel Downtown Miami
More awards and recognition's to come.
Until next time...
President / Executive Director
Southern Florida Concierge Association