October 2021 Newsletter
Vol. 9 No. 14
Members News

Preview Guide for Art Basel / Miami Art Week 2021
Commissioned by the GMCVB
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Frost Science Museum
Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity

Opening October 8, 2021. Presented by Baptist Health’s Miami Cancer Institute. Discover the superpowers of skin and touch amazing specimens, from scales to feathers to fur.
Ace Diving
Scuba Diving Charters from Downtown Miami

Ace Diving is Miami's premier authorized PADI Dive Boat. We provide scuba and snorkeling instruction, from Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue and Divemaster courses. All the specialties you can think of are just a step away from you. Located in the beautiful Bayside Marketplace Mall in downtown Miami.

If you want to experience the best in Miami SCUBA diving, you've come to the right place. The diving here is world class with everything to offer from beautiful reefs, more than 60 wrecks, to the only underwater cemetery in the world! Book your next adventure!! https://www.Ace-Diving.com.
Meraki Hospitality
"Cuisine, culture, community; we’re here to evoke emotions and be #morethanmemorable"

Led by Executive Chef Giannis Kotsos and Managing Partner Alex Karavias, Meraki Hospitality owns and operates Meraki Greek Bistro in Downtown Miami and Meraki Coconut Grove as well as Miami Diner Downtown and the newly debuted Miami Diner South Beach.

Known for its authentic Greek cuisine and bright and airy design, Meraki transports guests to the Greek isles. Called "the cutest restaurant in Coconut Grove" by the Miami Herald, and voted "Top 10 New Restaurant" in USA Today and "Best Greek Restaurant" by Miami New Times, Chef Kotsos’ menu focuses on vibrant Mediterranean flavors, fresh fish and traditional Greek staples plus a new natural wine menu featuring 10 organic wines from micro wineries in Greece with weekly wine tastings available. Both locations feature private event spaces and new catering menus for groups and intimate weddings.

Miami Diner is an affordable all-day neighborhood eatery focused on quality made-from-scratch comfort food in a retro setting serving all-day breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch Party with live DJ entertainment and unlimited mimosas and Bloody Mary's. Signature menu items include Eggs Benedict, mouthwatering burgers and an indulgent milkshake menu featuring IG-worthy creations by Partner/Manager Ivan Kolev. Catering to the early birds, night owls and everyone in between, Miami Diner features $9.99 breakfast specials, daily happy hour with 50% off apps, wine and beer from 2-5 p.m., 80s Night Ladies Night on Thursdays where ladies drink free from 8-9p and enjoy 50% off cocktails all night.
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.
by Eater Miami
19 Stellar Miami Restaurants
Offering Monday Dining
Miami Eater, Updated 10/04/21
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While Mondays can often feel like a doozy for a myriad of reasons, not being able to enjoy a good meal out is thankfully not a reason for a case of the Monday blues. Once considered the traditional day off in the industry many restaurants have opted to open to appease the growing demand of its patrons. Here’s a look out where to grab a bite and start the week off right.

The Hottest New Restaurants
in Miami
Miami, Eater, Updated 09/02/21
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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 Concierge Members

The Southern Florida Concierge Association
warmly welcomes our newest concierge members:

Javier Lara

Pedro Ortiz

Stephanie Zavala

Rocio Seccaro

Welcome, New SFCA Sponsors

The Southern Florida Concierge Association
warmly welcomes our newest sponsors:

(Babysitting Services)

(immediate PCR tests for travelers)

Klaw Restaurant
(Website TBA)

Volta Concierge

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

10/05 Kleber Topiol, Honorary Member
10/07 Michael Romei, Former SFCA President
10/09 Eduardo Rosello, InterContinental
10/10 Amparo Valbuena, Honorary Member
10/10 Claude Dussault, Grand Beach Hotel
10/18 Crispy Soloperto, The Standard Spa

10/19 Ligia Soares, Ocean Bal Harbour
10/22 Claudia Abma, Fontainebleau
10/23 Caesar Ramirez, Setai
10/23 Joseph Blaise, W South Beach Res.
10/24 Lilian Pineda, St. Regis Bal Harbour Res.
10/28 Noor Marina, 1 Hotel South Beach
Wall of Fame
Submit your TripAdvisor reviews
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featured in The Maestro.
The Mondrian South Beach
Charlie Phynes Garcia - 08/2021
"Spent an overnight at The Mondrian South Beach on 07/23/21. Wonderful experience from the moment we arrived until the moment we left... I would also like to thank the concierge, Charlie, for all her help making sure we made the most of our short stay..."

The Betsy
Art Barraza - 08/2021
Leaving Miami speechless because of our first experience at The Betsy Hotel... We met the concierge named Art at the front desk (make sure you meet him if you do go) on the first day and was the most genuine and helpful employee and friend. He gave us so many helpful recommendations and was always excited to hear about our stories and experiences from that day..."
SFCA President & CEO: Miguel Pena
We hope that you enjoyed this edition of The Maestro.