October 2019 Newsletter
Vol. 7 No. 19
And the Winners Are....
2019 White Glove Awards

Concierge of the Year
Esteban Rodriguez
Cadillac Hotel

Up & Coming Concierge of the Year
Sophia Khelil
Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Concierge Affiliate of the Year
Cesar Molinares
The Lord Balfour Hotel

Lifetime Achievement Award
Mauricio Botero
InterContinental Hotel Miami
Aventura Mall

What an amazing night was had by all at the Aventura Mall's new venue, LEVEL 3. If you are ever looking for a space to gather or meet, LEVEL 3 is your place.
LEVEL 3 boasts a board room with panoramic views, an indoor catering facility with state of the art equipment and a 17,000 square foot outdoor space.

SFCA members experienced some the latest food venues joining the Aventura family and were introduced to some of the top retailers. 

Congrats to all the Raffle Prize winners and a big thank you to David Lydia and the entire Aventura Mall team for an AMAZING event!

Aventura Mall is evolving every day! See the Aventura Mall events. Aventura Mall is no longer simply a shopping destination.
Staniel Air:
Everglades and Key West Day Tour
$599 per person for October
$699 per person standard pricing

Take flight for a Florida adventure like no other! A day with breathtaking scenery from your seat on a private plane. Encounter wild animals, an exhilarating airboat ride, then dine, shop and stroll around famous Key West! Flying from Fort Lauderdale Executive airport every Tuesday and Thursday*, this action-packed Day Tour is not to be missed. Beginning with a stunning flight over the expansive Florida Everglades National Park you're transported back to prehistoric times. Discover our native alligator's natural habitats up close and personal and come face-to-face with exotic animals at the animal sanctuary. Then, off to party and explore the enchanting Conch Republic – Key West, Florida. A fun and food-filled afternoon at your leisure awaits, so book now!
October Events
Celebrate Orgullo
October 1-15
Miami Beach, FL

Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with 15 days of cultural events in Miami Beach. The Celebrate Orgullo festival highlights the local Hispanic LGBTQ community and proceeds from events benefit the LGBT Youth Scholarship Fund. Enjoy music, entertainment, food, poetry, parties and more at the North Beach Bandshell.
Aqua Girl
October 3
Miami Beach, FL

Aqua Girl is a women’s weeklong celebration involving live music, a pool party and a cocktail reception that in turn helps South Florida's LGBTQ community. Come out to the National and Marseilles hotels and join the fun at the largest gay women charity event in the country.
Burger King Beach Run
October 5
Lummus Park, Miami Beach, FL

Take part in a heart-pumping 5K or 10K race starting at Lummus Park in South Beach. The Burger King Beach Run is happening in the morning on October 6 along with a Kiddie Dash. The post-race beach party is free for everyone.
Miami Carnival
October 10 - 14
Miami, FL

Dress in masquerade and celebrate the heritage and traditions of the Caribbean at Miami Carnival. The annual event includes authentic eats, live music, lively parades and contests at various locations across the city.
Oktoberfest Miami
October 11 - 13
Miami, FL

Enjoy this annual German tradition featuring food, games, and entertainment for the whole family, organized by the German International Parent Association. It's a family-friendly Oktoberfest, featuring carnival rides, game booths with prizes, German food and drink, delicious baked goods, entertainment, activities for kids and more.
Race for the Cure
October 12
Bayfront Park, Miami, FL

Join thousands of runners for the annual Susan G. Komen Miami Race for the Cure at waterfront Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. Funds are used to support breast cancer research.
October 12
Regatta Park, Coconut Grove, FL

Check out the largest craft brew festival in Florida. Happening at Regatta Park in Coconut Grove, Grovetoberfest offers festival-goers the opportunity for unlimited samples from a variety of 400 local and regional brews, plus exotic and rare varieties.

Thank You
to our sponsors
Map Sponsors
Index Sponsors
Concierge Birthdays

10/01 Jaciel Ramirez, 900 Biscayne Bay
10/02 Daniel Douglas, Setai Hotel
10/03 Federico Zerla, Grand Beach Hotel
10/05 Kleber Topiol, Honorary Member
10/07 Michael Romei, FAENA Hotel
10/09 Eduardo Rosello, InterContinental
10/10 Claude Dussault, Grand Beach Hotel
10/16 Erwin Besems, Fontainebleau Hotel
10/18 Crispy Soloperto, The Standard
10/19 Ligia Soares, Oceana Bal Harbour

10/22 Claudia Abma, Fontainebleau Hotel
10/23 Caeser Ramirez, Setai Hotel
10/23 Joseph Blaise, W South Beach Res.
10/24 Alberto Britos, Fontainebleau Hotel
10/24 Lilian Pineda, St. Regis Residences
10/24 Angela Castro, W South Beach Res.
10/26 Angela Alarcon, Fontainebleau Hotel
10/27 Christian Polanco, FAENA House
10/31 Luis Diaz, FAENA House

Miami Heat (NBA)
vs. San Antonio
10/08: 7:30pm

vs. Atlanta
10/14: 7:30pm

Miami Dolphins (NFL)
vs. Redskins
10/13: 1:00pm

Florida Panthers (NHL)
vs. Tampa Bay
10/05: 7:00pm

10/08: 7:00pm
Arts & Concerts

Adrienne Arsht
Performing Arts Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
South Florida Concert Venues
AmericanAirlines Arena
BB&T Center
Cruzan Amphitheatre
Bayfront Park
Fillmore Miami Beach
Hard Rock Stadium
South Florida's Newest Restaurants to Try

Le Jardinier
151 NE 41st St
Miami, FL 33137

Le Jardinier is a casually sophisticated, vegetable-forward restaurant created by longtime Joël Robuchon protégé Alain Verzeroli, who serves as Culinary Director. Le Jardinier’s menu focuses on the use of the highest quality local vegetables, seasonal ingredients, and fresh herbs—some of which will be harvested from an on-site garden—complemented by wild and sustainable fish, meat and poultry.

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
151 NE 41st St Suite 235
Miami, FL 33137

Commonly regarded as on of the most acclaimed fine dining restaurants in the world, Joël Robuchon’s renowned eatery, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, has finally debuted in Miami after years of anticipation. Best known for serving up French cuisine using Japanese-style counter service with tapas-sized small plates, guests can choose from several tasting menus including a five-course “Menu Végétarien;” a four-course seasonal tasting with choices for each dish; and the 10-course “Menu Evolution,” or a la carte options.

The Bagel Club
2400 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

Part bagel spot, part speakeasy, carb-friendly The Bagel Club is the latest eatery from the team behind neighboring Ono Poke. It boasts a daytime menu filled with bagels, a variety of unique spreads and toppings like a “super” nova and jalapeño spread, and La Colombe coffee drinks, while during the nighttime it will turn into a lounge.
Wall of Fame

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W South Beach

Our Concierge Guillermo was a "make it happen" kind of guy!

Shore Club

In our 2nd day of vacation, my wife lost her phone and became very upset, due to all the valuable information plus precious family pictures. We saw Vachira at her work, and my wife spoke to her for help to use the phone to try to find hers. Vachira went more than the extra mile to help my wife to find her phone and helped her to go together to the last places my wife and I been there, she walked with her in the rain, and then got the Hotel Car to pick up the phone, she even tipped the driver on our behalf. What Vachira did is beyond what every one can do now a days to help others. God Bless her, her approach to manage the issue and her behaviour is indication of good leadership.

Amelia Nunez

A big thanks to Amelia from concierge who help me to do a beautiful surprise to my wife.

Charlie Phynes Garcia

But what sealed the deal for me was their concierge, Charlote "Charlie". She was fabulous. Since I did book this trip last minute, I hadn't had any time to plan any activities. She was a lifesaver! Everything she recommended was great!
SFCA President & CEO: Miguel Pena
Editor: Joey Oros
We hope that you enjoyed this edition of The Maestro.