The Annual Morris Golden Keys Concierge Awards 2017

October 15, 2017

MORRIS VISITOR PUBLICATIONS & THE SOCIETY OF THE GOLDEN KEYS

ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS OF THE

MVP GOLDEN KEYS CONCIERGE AWARDS 2017

 

The UK’s top hotel concierges were recognised at then12th annual MVP Golden Keys Concierge

Awards, held last night at a magnificent gala at the InterContinental London Park Lane.

 

Morris Visitor Publications (MVP) in Europe, the leading publisher for the domestic and international leisure and corporate traveller markets, and The Society of the Golden Keys of Great Britain and the Commonwealth stage the event that celebrates success among the organisation’s 370 UK members.

 

Guests from London’s hospitality, retail and tourism industries, the hotel concierge community and hotel general managers were entertained with a reception of drinks and delicious canapés, courtesy of Ella Canta and Theo Randall at the InterContinental London Park Lane.

 

Antony Lynch, President of The Society of the Golden Keys, led the speeches, alongside Stewart Dymock, Publishing Director at MVP, and both thanked the InterContinental London Park Lane and the Award sponsors, which included Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Big Bus Tours, Bicester Village, American Express and Sixt rent a car.

 

The winners in five categories were presented with a unique glass trophy, exclusively created for the event by Peter Layton at London Glassblowing.

 

The Awards’ shortlisted nominees and winners were:

 

YOUNG CONCIERGE OF THE YEAR, THE ANDRÉ DAMONTE AWARD

Sponsored by American Express


Shortlisted Nominees

 

Jorge Alvarez                     The Montague on the Gardens

Jolanta Kowalska               Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Jack McCarthy                   The Cavendish Hotel

Didzis Neimanis                 Grange St Paul’s Hotel

 

A very strong shortlist, all of them eager to represent the British Section at the International Young Concierge of the Year next year in Seoul, Korea. The winner’s attendance and involvement in the

Society has put them head and shoulders above the competition.

 

WINNER

Didzis Neimanis                 Grange St Paul’s Hotel

 

CONCIERGE OF THE YEAR, REGIONAL MEMBER AWARD

Sponsored by Sixt rent a car

 

Shortlisted Nominees

Ray Nixon                         Aviator, Farnborough
Stewart Reid                     The Grand Hotel & Spa, York

Gavin Stirling                    The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

 

This year’s recipient has demonstrated his dedication to the Society by attending events across the regions, and also by being a regular attendee at the National meetings in London.

 

WINNER

Ray Nixon                         Aviator, Farnborough

 

CONCIERGE OF THE YEAR LONDON MEMBER AWARD

Sponsored by Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

 

Shortlisted Nominees

Oscar Fernandez              InterContinental London Park Lane

Conor McDowell               Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Alixandra Mellor                Charlotte Street Hotel

 

The enthusiasm, knowledge and passion for London shown by the winner of this year’s award inspired the AA Inspector in what was a very closely contested competition.

 

WINNER

Conor McDowell               Amba Hotel Charing Cross

  

THE SOCIETY OF THE GOLDEN KEYS ‘SERVICE THROUGH FRIENDSHIP’ AWARD
Sponsored by Big Bus Tours


Shortlisted Nominees

Burak Ipekçi          Westbury Hotel

Andrius Petrucenia           Shangri-La Hotel At The Shard, London

Paul Still                            London Hilton on Park Lane

Andrew Wright                  Park Plaza County Hall

 

Winner

Andrew WrightPark Plaza County Hall

 

THE SOCIETY OF THE GOLDEN KEYS ‘ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR’ AWARD 

The recipient of this award, who is nominated by the members and the Committee, has consistently demonstrated support for the Society and the Members through their immense involvement in The Gala Night as well as events organized at  their restaurants for Concierges.

 

Winner

DUCASSE Paris – Award received by Sarah Blanc – Director of Marketing and Communications

 

 

THE SOCIETY OF THE GOLDEN KEYS ‘LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT’ AWARD

This award honors the service of an individual who has been an exceptional ambassador for their concierge department and The Society of the Golden Keys.

WINNER

Paul Still                            Senior Concierge, London Hilton on Park Lane

 

 

 

For more information – please contact:

 

Stewart Dymock

Publishing Director,

Morris Visitor Publications

 

stewart.dymock@morriseurope.com

 

Antony Lynch

President,

The Society of the Golden Keys of Great Britain and the Commonwealth

president@lesclefsdorgb.org

 

 

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