May Newsletter
Vol. 6 No. 11


Yet another South Florida concierge professional joins the prestigious Les Clefs d'Or organization. CONGRATS to Guillermo Funez on this accomplishment. He will represent the Fontainebleau well. Wishing Guillermo much continued success.

KUDOS to Charlie Phynes Garcia!
She was the winner of Broward County's SUNsational award.
Charlie was running against some tough competition, but her achievements and guest comments speak volumes on who she is as a person, and hospitality professional.
This recognition was well deserved.

Brightlilne is ready and running with trains daily from Miami to Fort Lauderdale and beyond to Palm Beach.

Summer is hear once again. Enjoy the coming dry days with plenty of sun!  

Miguel Pena
President / CEO
Southern Florida Concierge Association


to South Florida's Newest Les Clefs d'Or USA
Guillermo Funez
SUNsational Awards:
Charlie Phynes Garcia
Charlie was one of just a handful of hospitality employees in Broward County to receive this prestigious award for notably going above and beyond in her duties. Congratulations Charlie!

Brightline Has Arrived to Miami

Introductory fares for a one-way Miami to West Palm ride will begin at $15 for "Smart" service and cost $25 for the more luxurious "Select" option. Riding between Miami and Fort Lauderdale will run you between $10 and $15. Both coaches have leather seats, but "Select" service includes complimentary food and beverage options and access to a "premium guest lounge."

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June Birthdays
06/01 Danilo Guirola, Hilton Miami Downtown
06/03 Shelley Smiley, Apogee Condominium
06/06 Dana Golson, St. Regis Bal Harbour Residences
06/08 John Bell, Marriott South Beach
06/08 Nury Gomez, Red South Beach
06/09 Seth Frank
06/09 Yasser Osman, 1 Hotel and Homes South Beach
06/10 Methania Rezzy, Loews Miami Beach
06/12 Veronica Falcon, Setai Hotel
06/13 Bernardo Gutierrez, Portofino Towers
06/16 Anastasia Veselova, St. Regis Bal Harbour Residences 

Miami Film Month
JUN 1-30
Various Locations
Miami, FL
With year-round perfect weather and so much to do, there's no wonder why the entertainment industry loves to film in Miami. Celebrate showbiz during the entire month of June with special offers and screenings for Miami Film Month.

Out in the Tropics
JUN 1-24
Various Venues
Miami, FL
 Enjoy a month of presentations by artists addressing issues ranging from politics to sexuality. The ninth season of Out in the Tropics presented by FUNDarte will feature a variety of performances at venues such as Centro Cultural Español, The Gleason Room at The Fillmore, The Miami Beach Botanical Garden and more. Tickets start at $25. 
Motorcycle Road Racing Championship Cup Series 
JUN 2-3 
Homestead Miami Speedway 
Homestead, FL
Head to the Homestead Miami Speedway for Championship Cup Series race, a lively motorcycle road racing competition that will get your adrenaline pumping. Ticket prices vary.

The American Black Film Festival
JUN 13-17 
Various Locations
South Beach, FL
 A four-day event dedicated to bringing awareness of entertainment content made by and about people of African descent to a worldwide audience, The American Black Film Festival is taking place in various theaters across South Beach. Festival passes start at $175 per person. 

Carnaval Miami Fishing Tournament 
JUN 16
Miami Beach Rowing Club 
Key Biscayne, FL
Continue celebrating Carnaval season in Miami with a family-friendly fishing tournament in Key Biscayne. The Carnaval Miami Fishing Tournament is sponsored by Sprint and will take place at the Miami Rowing Club. Tickets benefit the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation's Scholarship Fund.   
Father's Day Boat Cruise 
JUN 17
Deering Estate
Cutler, FL 
Treat Dad to a special day in Miami and celebrate Father's Day with a boat cruise at the Deering Estate at Cutler . Cruise tours of Biscayne Bay leave at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets start at $35 per person. Search for more things to do in Miami on Father's Day .  

Miami Marlins
vs. San Diego
JUN 8: 7:10PM
JUN 9: 4:10PM
JUN 10: 1:10PM
vs. San Francisco
JUN 11: 7:10PM
JUN 12: 7:10PM
JUN 13: 7:10PM
JUN 14: 12:10PM

Marlins Park 
501 Marlins Way   
Miami, FL 33125 
Summer Shorts 2018
JUN 1 - 30  
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
Every summer, thousands of audiences enjoy their brand-new 'shorts!' America's Short Play festival returns in 2018 with the best brand-new ten-minute plays and musicals in the country! SUMMER SHORTS is a yearly theatrical celebration that showcases the diversity of Miami through a 90-minute program of new comedies, dramas and mini-musicals. Don't miss this season's fun-filled collection of plays from the country's best writers, starring a company of South Florida theatre all-stars! Get your shorts now!

David Blaine Live  

JUN 8: 8PM 
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
"David Blaine is the greatest magician who ever lived." Howard Stern made that on-air proclamation, a sentiment echoed by Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller, who referred to Blaine's Street Magic as "the best TV magic special ever done." Blaine was just twenty- three when Street Magic first aired on ABC, transforming televised magic by turning the camera on the audience. Spectators at home could feel the visceral reaction of people being astonished. The New York Times went on to declare that Blaine had "taken a craft that's been around for hundreds of years and done something unique and fresh with it," while The New Yorker prominently stated, "he saved magic."
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert
JUN 9: 2PM & 8PM
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL 
Get ready to encounter a Dementor™, ride the Knight Bus™ and discover just who Sirius Black™ really is! CineConcerts is inviting fans back to the Wizarding World for an evening of music and magic in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ™ - In Concert.  Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the music of a live symphony orchestra performing John Williams' unforgettable score. 
Communitea Dance 2018
JUN 10: All day
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
In celebration of Pride month, join us for COMMUNITEA DANCE - a FREE event that honors our exceptional LGBTQ+ community here in Miami! Join us for a day of live performances, as we show appreciation for everything that makes us unique, while also recognizing our commonalities that bind us together. The festivities will include DJ sets by Lolo (Sweat Records) and DJ Hottpants! 
Concerts in South Florida
222 Taco

1624 79th St Causeway, North Bay Village, FL 33141
From former Coyo Taco co-founder Anna Robbins (who reps make very clear is no longer affiliated with the company) comes her latest venture 222 Taco. It features a menu filled with Mexican favorites like tacos, quesadillas, and burritos; all-day breakfast; "Cali-style" dishes such as Mexican burgers and carne asada fries; along with grab-and-go options and plateas and cookies for dessert. As for drinks, it features a full bar dubbed 'La Margarita Shop' serving up margaritas of all types along with beer and wine; plus coffees, sodas and beers.

St Roch Market
140 NE 39th St, Miami, FL 33137
This popular New Orleans food hall has made its way down to Miami. Setting up shop in the Miami Design District, it showcases 12 vendors selling food and beverage range from everything from vegan baked good to Southern inspired fried chicken restaurant, plus a cocktail bar and coffee shop.

La Pollita
160 NE 41st St, Miami Design District, Miami, FL
No Phone
Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer opened La Pollita inside the midtown garden center in December 2015.  Combining their 16 years of restaurant experience, most at Michelin starred restaurants in NYC, they have been able to bring together their passion for local, high quality ingredients, proper technique, and hospitality and deliver it in a small, intimate package.

Penguin Encounter at Miami Seaquarium

Learn about our African penguins at Penguin Isle and immerse yourself in their environment with our all-new penguin encounter! Providing a unique interaction with one of the world's most beloved birds, you can experience them in an intimate setting. You'll have the opportunity to meet and interact with a penguin one-on-one.  
Cycle Party

Cycle Party is a pedal powered party on four wheels! Each of our party bikes can accommodate up to 15 guests, with 10 pedaling and 5 lounging seats. Cycle Party operates in Wynwood Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

The Bass (Renovated)
  The Bass is Miami Beach's contemporary art museum. Focusing on exhibitions of international contemporary art, The Bass presents mid-career and established artists reflecting the spirit and international character of Miami Beach. The Bass seeks to expand the interpretation of contemporary art by incorporating disciplines of contemporary culture, such as design, fashion and architecture, into the exhibition program. Recognized for organizing the first solo museum exhibitions in the United States of international artists such as Erwin Wurm, The Bass also presents major exhibitions by influential artists such as El Anatsui, Isaac Julien, Eve Sussman, and Piotr Uklański. The exhibition program encompasses a wide range of media and artistic points of view that bring new thought to the diverse cultural context of Miami Beach.

Top Golf Miami Gardens 

Topgolf is the premier golf entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets your favorite local hangout. You can challenge your friends and family to addictive point-scoring golf games that anyone from the hopeful pro golfer to your neighbor's 7-year-old kid can play year-round. Just picture a 240-yard outfield with dartboard-like targets in the ground. The closer to the center or "bull's-eye" you get and the farther out you hit your microchipped balls, the more points you receive. Score even bigger with Topgolf's extensive food and beverage menu that is sure to impress even the pickiest foodies. It's not golf - it's Topgolf. Give it a shot!

Inventory List

This app specializes in keeping track of things. Inventory List is built to track everything from store inventory to the items you have in your home. You can add things manually or scan them by barcode, and everything can be backed up to the cloud so you can keep track of things between multiple devices. With its recent 2.0 update, Inventory List has received a completely overhauled design focused on clarity, custom filters for finding items, global search, stock level indicators, and a new Standard Edition for single users that is separate from the Pro Edition that allows multi-user features. 


Submit your TripAdvisor reviews to info@sfcaonline.com to be featured in the Maestro. 
My family and I have stayed at The Biltmore in Coral Gables several weeks each year over the past 4 years during which time our daughter attended the University of Miami. We would leave our home in New York, arrive at The Biltmore and each time feel truly welcomed by the warm and genuine smiles and hugs of the wonderful staff...Claudette the concierge is fantastic, knowledgeable, and gives the best hugs to the family. She is a gem... 
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