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The Society of the Golden Keys Concierge of the Year Awards

WHERE London magazine partnered with The Society of the Golden Keys to host the 15th annual WHERE Golden Keys Concierge Awards at the glamorous Kimpton Fitzroy London hotel. And what an amazing night it was.


Ballroom at the Kimpton Fitzroy London

The ballroom at the Kimpton Fitzroy London hotel was the perfect location to welcome visitors comprising Hotel Concierges, General Managers and prominent figures from the travel and tourism industry.


President of The Society of the Golden Keys, Toru Machida – alongside the Directors of The Tourism Media Group, publishers of WHERE London magazine – warmly welcomed all the attendees before the event sponsors announced the worthy winners across six categories.


WINNERS


CONCIERGE OF THE YEAR

Michal Beneda Head Concierge at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah


Michal Beneda and Damian Hunt from Disney’s The Lion King

YOUNG CONCIERGE OF THE YEAR

Sahil Suri Assistant Head Concierge at The Berkeley

Sponsored by Tootbus


Gavin Brooking from Tootbus and Sahil Suri

REGIONAL CONCIERGE OF THE YEAR

Sarah Gaskin Head Concierge at The Headland Cornwall


Sarah Gaskin and Holly Hamilton from American Express Travel

SERVICE THROUGH FRIENDSHIP AWARD

Simone Caretti Head Concierge at W London

Sponsored by Big Bus Tours


Benedict Protheroe from Big Bus Tours and Simone Caretti

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

David Haines Head Concierge at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Sponsored by Golden Tours


Mikesh Palan from Golden Tours and David Haines

BUSINESS AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR

President of The Society of the Golden Keys, Toru Machida


Toru Machida, President of The Society of the Golden Keys with Sophie’s Steakhouse & Bar

Much fun was had in the photo booth sponsored by Moulin Rouge! The Musical!


Photo booth sponsored by Moulin Rouge! The Musical!

Duo Almost3, sponsored by Air Courier International, entertained guests with a range of hits


Almost3 entertain the crowd

The dramatic venue was decorated with stunning floral arrangements courtesy of Say it with Flowers.


Say it with Flowers with the the finest flowers of the season

All photos copyright Danny Kaan

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