March 2022 Newsletter
Vol. 10 No. 5
Members News

Coming Up... Thursday, 03/10
Update from Therapy IV... She's almost ready for fishing!
Concierge Needed: 1 Hotel South Beach

"The 1 Hotel is seeking a qualified full-time concierge.

If you like a fast pace, energy driven, high intensity concierge career that can be rewarding on all levels, the 1 Hotel maybe for you."

Frost Science Museum: March 2022 Events
March 11 – Laser Evenings 
March 13 – Mini-Me Science: Blast Off 
March 21 - 25 – Spring Camp: Superhero Science 
March 26 – MUVE Volunteer Workday 
SFCA Podcast and Video Series on YouTube and SoundCloud

Our very own Miguel Pena has found his calling as host of the hottest new YouTube and podcast channel in South Florida!

There's a smorgasbord of brand new content discussing the future of Miami through the eyes of GMCVB experts, hospitality pros and local vendors.

Subscribe and follow to stay up to date on our world.
by Eater Miami
Here Are Miami’s 2022 James Beard Award Semifinalists
Miami Eater, Updated 02/23/21
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After a two year hiatus, the James Beard Foundation released its list of semifinalists for the 2022 Restaurant and Chef Awards. Overall, 12 Miami-based restaurants, bars, and chefs made the cut.
16 New Restaurants to try
in Miami, March 2022
Miami, Eater, Updated 03/03/21
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More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? And while the restaurant industry certainly looks different now, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, a bevy of new restaurants have persevered and have managed to open their doors over the past few months to new customers. Here are the best this month.
New Check Ins

Welcome, New SFCA Sponsors

The Southern Florida Concierge Association
warmly welcomes our newest sponsors:






We thank you for your generous support and look forward to sharing
your excellent services with our hotel guests and local community.
Map Sponsors
Index Sponsors
Concierge Birthdays

03/01 Claudia Gaskins, Ritz Carlton SoBe
03/03 Juan Carlos Velasco, Dream Hotel
03/04 Rashaad Shaw, Ritz Carlton Key Bisc.
03/06 Paulo Frassinetti, Pallazo Del Sol
03/10 Danny Perez, Loews Miami Beach
03/22 De' Andre King, Fontainebleau
03/22 Kay Cremeens, Past President

03/26 Jose Flores, EDITION Residences
03/27 Brenda Santana, 1 Hotel South Beach
03/29 Paul Drecq, Betsy South Beach
03/30 Hana Besedova, Nobu Eden Roc
03/31 Maylin Rodriguez, Bella Mare Williams Is.
03/31 Dareini Pimienta, Ritz Carlton Sunny Isles
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Charlotte Phynes Garcia, Mondrian South Beach
My boyfriend and I recently booked a short weekend trip to Miami for a winter getaway. Little did I know, he was secretly planning an incredible surprise engagement in our room at the hotel. He worked with Charlie, one of the lead concierges at the Mondrian, to pick out my favorite flowers, gorgeous balloons, and tons of roses to decorate the room while we were out exploring for the day. I came back to an absolute surprise and it could not have been a more perfect day! We loved our stay and Charlie made it so special. We can't wait to come back!
SFCA President & CEO: Miguel Pena
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