History

UICH History

2017
May 09

2017

Jessica Gorman from United States of America became the recipient of the Les Clefs d’Or Award.

May 09

2017

Mr. S. Thomas from Great Britain became the president of the organisation.

2016
May 09

2016

Harold Exbrayat from France became the recipient of the Les Clefs d’Or Award.

May 09

2016

The membership nears the 4000 mark globally in 536 locations stretching from Seoul to Los Angeles and from Johannesburg to Copenhagen.

2015
May 09

2015

Sarah Dandashy from United States of America became the recipient of the Les Clefs d’Or Award.

May 09

2015

Mr. C. Toomey from Australia became the president of the organisation.

2014
Jul 10

2014

Macau joined as member section

May 09

2014

Qatar joined as member section

May 09

2014

James Elliot from Great Britain became the recipient of the Les Clefs d’Or Award

2013
May 09

2013

Mr. E. Vrettos from Greece became the president of the organisation.

May 09

2013

Anna Endrihovskaia from Russia became the recipient of the Les Clefs d’Or Award

2012
May 09

2012

Poland joined as member section

May 09

2012

Matthew Wu from Canada became the recipient of the Les Clefs d’Or Award.

2011
May 09

2011

Mrs. V. Casale from Canada became the second female president of the organisation.

May 09

2011

Anabella Peling from Argentina became the recipient of the Les Clefs d’Or Award.

May 09

2011

India joined as member section.

2010
May 09

2010

United Arab Emirates became a member.

May 09

2010

Ben Malpass from Great Britain became the recipient of the Les Clefs d’Or Award.

2009
May 09

2009

Mr. R. Watson from United States of America became the president of the organisation.

May 09

2009

Christophe Caron from France (currently member of Great Britain section) became the recipient of the Les Clefs d’Or Award.

2008
May 09

2008

Les Clefs d’Or Award launched as “Andy Pongco Award” to honour the memory Andy Pongco, and aims to recognise and encourage young members to become active participants in our global network. The prize for the recipient of the Award is an invitation to the next Les Clefs d’Or International Congress (registration and airfare included). It is the intention of all of us at “Les Clefs d’Or” to encourage as many countries as possible to present profiles of capable young members. We intend to see this friendly challenge continue for many years to come and therefore, enable us to detect the elite of tomorrow’s Concierges Clefs d’Or. Tony Cheng from Chinese Taipei becomes the first ever recipient.

May 09

2008

Argentina became the next member section from South America.  

2007
May 09

2007

Mr. R. Bastoni from France became the president of the organisation.

2006
May 09

2006

Korea joined as member section.

2005
May 09

2005

Mr. D. O’Brien from Ireland became the president of the organisation.

May 09

2005

Thailand joined as member section.

2003
May 09

2003

Taiwan and Turkey joined as member sections.

May 09

2003

Mr. J.C. Elgaire from France became the president of the organisation.

2001
May 09

2001

The international expansion of the organisation continued with Russia.

May 09

2001

Mr. A. Giacomello from Switzerland became the president of the organisation.

1999
May 09

1999

Newly restructured UICH welcomed its first female president, Mrs Marjorie Silverman from the US section.

1998
May 09

1998

In 1998, the organisation officially became UICH (Union Internationale des Concierges d’Hôtels “Les Clefs d’Or”) to emphasise the word concierge and to further reinforce that the organisation is an association of hotel concierges.

1997
May 09

1997

With the approval of Japan and Malaysia, the total number of member countries became 32.

May 09

1997

Mr. A. Gunst from Hungary became the president of the organisation.

1996
May 09

1996

Mexico and China were both accepted as a member sections.

1995
May 09

1995

Mr. T. Facciolo OAM from Australia became the president of the organisation.

1994
May 09

1994

New Zealand was accepted as a member section.

1993
May 09

1993

Philippines was accepted as a member section.

May 09

1993

Mr. A. Lodigiani from Italy became the president of the organisation.

1992
May 09

1992

Brazil became the first South American member country.

1991
May 09

1991

Czech Republic was accepted as a member section.

May 09

1991

Czech Republic was accepted as a member section.

1990
May 09

1990

Romania was accepted as a member section.

1988
May 09

1988

Luxembourg was accepted as a member section.

May 09

1988

Mr. A. Damonte from Great Britain became the president of the organisation.

1986
May 09

1986

Singapore was accepted as a member section.

May 09

1986

Mr. A. Ostertag from Switzerland became the president of the organisation.

1985
May 09

1985

Hong Kong was accepted as a member section.

May 09

1985

Mr. J.M. Bautista from Spain became the president of the organisation.

1978
May 09

1978

The United States of America was accepted and brought with it the first female member concierge – Ms. Holly Stiel from San Francisco. Mr. S. Giarola from Italy became the president of the organisation.

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