Mid-April 2021 Newsletter
Vol. 9 No. 05
Members News

This event is open to the public.

We have all experienced a challenging 13 months and although South Florida’s tourism industry is building momentum, we have had to make some difficult decisions both personally and professionally. I know my world has changed dramatically, but I take each day as a new opportunity to achieve greatness. I would like to share an opportunity with you. Dr. Bryan Williams was a presenter at a hotel management training I participated in some 11 years ago. Since then I have booked Dr. Williams at various of our SFCA events and he has also presented worldwide at other concierge organization meetings such as the Les Clefs d’Or Pan American and International conferences. Each time he has not only met their expectation, but exceeded them on multiple levels. He is inspiring and brings an unparalleled energy to his events.

As our gift to you, we would like to invite you on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Southern Florida Concierge Association to spend 1 hour and 15 minutes with us on April 23rd at 9AM. This will be a Zoom webinar. Please make the time to attend. I promise you this will be a memorable engagement that will resonate with you for weeks, months and years to come. You owe to yourself. Click below to RSVP. We all have mountains in our lives. Whether they are work related, personal, emotional, spiritual, or all of the above. Bryan will help us identify those mountains and overcome obstacles.

Warmest Regards,

The Southern Florida Concierge Association Board of Directors

Bayfront Jazz Festival

Apr 30 - May 1, 2021 | Live Event and Live Streaming
Starting: 7:00 PM

Tickets start at $15 for streaming, $95 in person

The 1st edition of the Bayfront Jazz Festival will take place over two exciting days of live music on April 30th and May 1st 2021, hosting legends of Jazz and Cuban music in an iconic open air venue. Hosted by Melrose Media at the FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park in Miami, the Bayfront Jazz Festival will take place on the UNESCO International Jazz Day.

This year’s unique line-up includes Roy Ayers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chucho Valdés, Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola, and Mark Guiliana’s Beat Music who will be participating at the festival throughout 2 days of jazz, afro cuban, electronic and joyful music.

Information and reservations: www.bayfrontjazz.com
Poseiden Ferry
Miami Commuter Ferry: Miami - Miami Beach - Coconut Grove

Poseidon Ferry is a 149 passenger vessel (74 during COVID restrictions) designed to provide commuters, beach goers and tourists quick and relaxed transportation instead of a lengthy, stressful and traffic jammed experience. The ferry features a full-service bar, rest rooms, satellite system with 4 flat panel TVs, air conditioning, indoor and outdoor seating, viewing areas, complimentary onboard Wi-Fi, and bicycle racks.

We offer two office locations and travel between the Hyatt Regency Downtown and the Bentley Bay Marina in Miami Beach all day, every day. Our schedule also includes music and special event cruises. In addition to our regular service, we also offer charters for personal private gatherings and corporate events, meetings, holiday celebrations, etc.

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Extended through May 2nd, 2021

Submerge yourself in the sights, sounds and sensations of Pantone Color of the Year 2020 Classic Blue. Inspired by the color blue’s calming qualities, Aqueous is a deep dive into our water-filled surroundings. Whether looking out at the vast horizon of the ocean or listening to the bubbling flow of a stream, water instills a sense of peace and relaxation. Through exploring the textures of liquid in all its states, this immersive installation seeks to soothe the spirit and inspire action to preserve this natural resource.

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New 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 handful 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.
Click here to visit the home of our YOUTUBE

by Eater Miami
11 Miami Restaurants That Boast Dining With a View
Miami Eater, Updated 04/14/21
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Sometimes the best things to see go beyond the dinner table. Miami has no shortage of skylines, waterscapes, and places to people watch. Here are a collection of 11 restaurants offering some of the best views to take in while eating.
18 New Restaurants
to Try in Miami, in April
Miami, Eater, Updated 04/01/21
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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 18 of the best this month."
Map Sponsors
Index Sponsors
Concierge Birthdays

04/01 Jose Varella, St. Regis Residences
04/01 Lenny Gabriel-Regis, Ritz Carlton SB
04/03 Richard Luna, Pritkin Longevity Center
04/04 Alia Nassar, Marriott South Beach
04/04 Paula Abrantes
04/06 Irina Movilean, Fontainebleau
04/06 Jorge Rocha, Jade Signature Residences
04/07 Veronica Gherardi, Beacon Hotel
04/10 Francois Calixte, Conrad Miami
04/11 Mauricio Rodriguez, EPIC Hotel
04/16 Jorge Jerez, Loews Miami Beach

04/20 Alex Barba, Royal Palm South Beach
04/21 Mauricio Botero, InterContinental Miami
04/23 Cindy Perez, Ritz Carlton Residences MB
04/25 Venet Smith, Turnberry Ocean Colony
04/25 Luisa Chu, Williams Island 2000
04/27 Jack Damian Vega, Four Seasons Surf C.
04/27 Peter Paul Jodin, Marriott Harbour Beach
04/27 Michael Del Toro, St. Regis Residences
04/27 Mirlanda Marcellus Turnberry Ocean
04/29 Ilana Sigal, 1 Hotel South Beach
04/29 Alejandra Rivera, Sheraton Miami Airport
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