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Vol. 4 No. 14
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To bring together concierges in hotels, resorts and selected condominiums and as such to establish and promote high professional and ethical standards. 




To encourage friendship and communication among concierges and related guest service personnel in South Florida, the United States and throughout the world.
 
To expand and assist in the training of those entering the concierge profession and, in general, to promote, foster, enhance, and improve the technical skills and professionalism of concierges and guest service personnel.
 


 
To foster the development of the role of the concierge in the hotel industry and tourism in general.



To maintain the highest standards of concierge service.
To bring together concierges in hotels, resorts and selected condominiums and as such to establish and promote high professional and ethical standards.


 

To encourage friendship and communication among concierges and related guest service personnel in South Florida, the United States and throughout the world.

 

To coordinate, promote and assist in the activities and interests of concierges.

 

 

To foster the development of the role of the concierge in the hotel industry and tourism in general.
 

To maintain the highest standards of concierge service.
 




To bring together concierges in hotels, resorts and selected condominiums and as such to establish and promote high professional and ethical standards.


 

To coordinate, promote and assist in the activities and interests of concierges.
 

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Greetings-

It gives us great pleasure to announce the board of advisors to the SFCA. The individuals noted below have been nominated by the members at large and  were approved by the board of directors to serve as advisors to the board of directors.

Kudos to Miguel Fleites in being approved as a new member of Les Clefs d'Or USA. May you wear your keys with pride.

We look forward to seeing you at our next monthly meeting on July 26th at HistoryMiami.  

Kind Regards,
Warm Regards, 
Miguel Pena
President / CEO
mpena@sfcaonline.com

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The Board of Directors  reviewed all nominees presented by the membership and have chosen the board of advisors for the coming year. It was not an easy choice, as all candidates were amply qualified. Their names are noted below:
 
Oz Oguzhan Akgun - Ozcar Luxury Ground Transportation
Rudy Lopez - Super Shuttle / ExecuCar
Brian Alvarez - Big Bus Miami
Katie Berges - Enterprise Rent a Car
Federico Galter - Milos
David Lydia - Aventura Mall


Congratulations Miguel Fleites of the Carillon for achieving your Keys! 
 

July Birthdays


Anthony Thorne
321 Ocean
07/18

Alain Fernandez
Four Seasons Residences Miami
07/19

Wesley Allen Fuster
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
07/19

Andres Meneses
JW Marriott Marquis
07/20

Guillermo Funez
Fontainebleau
07/21

Jennifer Crespo
Albion Hotel
07/23

Hernan Del Llano
Four Seasons Residences Miami
07/26

Maria Marchi
Fontainebleau
07/28
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EVENTS 
 

Overtown Music and Arts Festival

JUL 23: 11AM - 7PM
Overtown Business District
NW 3rd Ave Between 9th and 11th Streets
Miami, FL 33136

Headliner Market Group proudly announces the return of the Overtown Music and Arts Festival to be held in the historic Overtown district of Miami on Saturday, July 23, 2016 (11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m). In partnership with the Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency, and District 5 Commissioner Keon Hardemon, the Annual Overtown Music and Arts Festival promises to promote economic development, community enrichment and bring excitement to Overtown.


Championship Cup Series

JUL 23-24
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Homestead, FL

Founded in 1984, the Championship Cup Series is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. During their long history, they have become the Leader in Sportsman Level motorcycle road racing offering unrivaled competition in nationwide venues. CCS Racing offers a professional racing environment for beginning and seasoned riders alike - all centered around increasing the "fun factor" in a safety-conscious atmosphere.


Summer Butterfly Walk

JUL 23: 10:30AM - 12PM
Deering Estate
16701 SW 72 Ave
Miami, FL

Wander through a tropical wonderland at the Deering Estate and view rarely seen species of colorful butterflies. The Summer Butterfly Walk is happening on July 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for children.


Miami Salsa Congress

JUL 27-31
Deauville Beach Resort
Miami Beach, FL
 
Put on your dancing shoes! The Miami Salsa Congress is a five-day Latin music and dance event featuring the world's top salsa musicians and dancers. The conference is being held at the Deauville Beach Resort on Miami Beach and ticket prices vary.
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SPORTS

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Miami Marlins
vs. NY Mets 
JUL 22 7:10PM
JUL 23 7:10PM
JUN 24 1:10PM

vs. Philadelphia
JUL 25 7:10PM 
JUL 26 7:10PM 
JUL 27 12:10PM

vs. St. Louis
JUL 28 7:10PM 
JUL 29 7:10PM 
JUL 30 7:10PM 
JUL 31 1:10PM 

Marlins Park 
Miami, FL
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Arts
 


Cirque Eloize Cirkopolis  

JUL 7-31: 8PM     
Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center  
1300 Biscayne Blvd   
Miami, FL

Cirkopolis - a gravity defying revolution! A heart-pumping show that dazzles the senses! Cirkopolis combines the worlds of circus, dance and theater a create an experience that the Buzz South Wales raves is "fast, funny, sexy, unmissable!"


International Hispanic Theater Festival

JUL 7-24: Click above for times 
Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center  
1300 Biscayne Blvd   
Miami, FL

Six singing actors explore the life of Delmira Agustini, the first Latin American poet to write erotic poems, who was murdered by her ex-husband in 1914. The work fuses songs and short film to narrate the story where the flesh and its weaknesses occupy both foreground and background, inviting the audience to elaborate further.  
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FEATURED RESTAURANTS


Caviar Russe

For this caviar hot spot, sip on Dom Perignon champagne for $25 a glass or $100 per bottle every 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday.


Ariete
Ariete goes the decadent route during its brunch. On the menu are items like cinnamon honey buns, foie topped egg sandwiches and cereal infused tres leches.


Fooq's

 With a new chef comes a new meal to the rotation: brunch. The Saturday and Sunday brunch features items like duck & foie hash, croque mousiers and bottomless sangria. 
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FAB 5 


1) Basement at EDITION 

Developed by the legendary Ian Schrager of Studio 54, we've got a lineup curated by NYC nightlife impresario Nicholas Matar, branding and vibes from Miami veteran Ben Pundole, and a whole bunch of local swagger from Josh Wagner. Come to dance, come to bowl, come to skate on our mini ice rink. Come dressed up or dressed down, keep it classy or behave badly, just remember: the greatest crime is to be boring. #GiveSomeGetSome 
 
   
2) Robert is Here 
Robert Is Here is a Fruit Stand and Farm operating in Florida City. Our founder, Robert, started when he was just 6 years old selling cucumbers on the corner for his father's farm. You can read that full story here. Today we're still a family-run business, but we've grown into a fruit stand, farm, animal area, picnic and splash park, and an online store. We even have live music on the weekends.
 

3) Lion Country Safari 
Florida's only drive-through safari and walk-through amusement park invites you to spend the day on safari with over 900 animals. With animal displays and encounters, animal feeding experiences, 5 rides, water sprayground, food, shopping and more, you are sure to have a memorable experience at Lion Country Safari. 
 

4) Kaziranga Camp Rhino Encounter 
Powerful, large and in charge, the rhinos at Zoo Miami are often a favorite for many visitors. Their massive bodies, covered with an armor-like exterior, make them seem quite intimidating and maybe even frightening. That is, until you get to know them. At the Kaziranga Camp Rhino Encounter, visitors have the opportunity to meet Suru, our Indian Rhinos.
    

5) Miami Spa Month
 
Greater Miami and the Beaches is renowned for luxury spas that rank among the "Best Spas in America," and are beloved by spa connoisseurs around the world.

Indulge in the highest standards of pampering and relaxation during the ninth annual Miami Spa Month throughout July and August. Enjoy rejuvenating special treatments for as low as $109 at Miami's premier spas. 
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COOL APPS & TECH

 
Opera Max - Data Booster  
Android 
   
Opera Max is a new app by Opera which will save your precious data. Streaming video and music, browsing, playing connected games - it all eats into your data plan. But, with Opera Max standing between your apps and the data they need, you can cut your data usage in half with the tap of a button. This is our top pick for this month. 
 
 
NBC Olympics 
iOS/Android 
  
With the Olympics quickly approaching, NBC has released the official app for following news and results. Use this app to follow all the events and athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
 
 

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Wall of Fame

Congratulations on being all the world wants in a concierge!

Hollywood Beach Marriott
JUL 3 
Milton Vargas, the concierge, is a great source of information and a very friendly host.
  
JUL 1 
Just a few words about a concierge who always goes above and beyond. Milton Vargas will check folks in carry bags to cars and book a restaurant for you all with a smile. Being a platinum for life and elite i travel way to much but rarely find a gem like him. He even connected me with a place to do my sons rehearsal dinner .
All in a days work .
Congrats you should be a Gm
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Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale
JUL 10 
Brian and Kurt in the concierge lounge were fabulous.

W Fort Lauderdale
JUL 15
It is hard to single out one employee as they all were warm and hospitable but Raoul at the concierge desk was incredible.

Trump International 
JUL 14
First and foremost, Jenssen Garcia. He is the best concierge I have ever met!!! He did so much for us that I have to write a review just for him. From our first phone conversation, he was amazingly helpful, polite and attentive to my every request. He's an incredible person with great work ethics.

St. Regis Bal Harbour
JUL 14 
Our concierge, Paola Peschiera was at our service. She arranged our dinner reservations and suggested our private car tour service of Miami. We loved her recommendations. We had a fabulous tour of the city and our dinner reservations were spot on particularly Los Fuegos.

Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour 
JUL 13 
Felipe the concierge can help with anything you need

W South Beach
JUL 12 
Diego at concierge is truly one of a kind, make sure to talk to him for the best recommendations for an unforgettable experience in Miami!

The Hotel 
JUL 14 
John is still THE MAN, taking care of all concierge needs, party info, taxis, shuttles etc.

JUL 13 
My husband and I came here as part of our honeymoon, and the staff was lovely to work with, especially Ricardo (valet), John (concierge), and all of the front desk staff.

The Miami Beach EDITION
JUL 7
Unequivocally, we can say that Brian Bean sets the standard in the concierge/hospitality space. Don't take my word for it....go experience this for yourself and you will see exactly what I'm talking about.

Marriott Stanton South Beach
JUL 14 
Concierge was very good, especially Miss Rosaly who is a true gem and a huge part of a wonderful experience!

JW Marriott Marquis
JUL 6 
As an example of the service levels, we had expressed an interest in exploring some water sports activities for my boys and Michael the concierge came to the club lounge to walk us through the options available.

Four Seasons Hotel Miami
JUL 15 
We enjoyed ourselves so much and would like to personally say thank you to Walter & Jason in concierge for finding us the best places to go. We will be returning!

JUL 12 
Natalie was so helpful in helping find more restaurants that offered gluten free items. 
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Credits

Supervisory Editor: Miguel Pena
Editing, Web Design, Graphic Design, Writing: Joey Oros

Cover design by Joey Oros


We hope that you enjoyed this edition of The Maestro.