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Vol. 4 No. 20
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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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Members' Corner 


October Birthdays


Akeem Robinson
Mondrian Hotel
10/18

Crispy Soloperto
The Standard
10/18

Rachel Brubaker
Hard Rock Hotel
10/19

Ligia Soares
St. Regis
10/19

Claudia Abma
Fontainebleau     
10/22

Cesar Ramirez
Setai
10/23

Alberto Britos    
Fontainebleau  
10/24

Angela Alarcon   
Fontainebleau 
10/26

Christian Polanco   
FAENA  
10/27

Aygul Sadrieva   
St. Regis 
10/28

Luis Diaz   
FAENA  
10/31
  
 
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EVENTS 
 

Miami Attractions Month 
OCT 1 - OCT 31 
Various Locations in Miami
 
During Miami Attractions Month enjoy Buy 1 admission, get 1 admission free, other discounts and unique experiences.

New to Miami Attractions Month? There is no membership or sign-up required to enjoy Miami Attractions Month. Simply visit the individual webpage of the attraction you want to visit and make sure to print the coupon for that particular attraction.


 

South Beach Seafood Festival 
 
 
OCT 20-22   
South Beach

Come out for the annual South Beach Seafood Festival hosted by Coca-Cola at Lummus Park on South Beach. The festival helps kick off the annual Stone Crab season. Ticket prices start at $35 per person and vary depending on the event.


Kitetober Fest at Haulover Park
 
OCT 23  
Haulover Park 
Miami Beach, FL 
 
Hosted by Miami-Dade Parks and Skyward Kites, Kitetober Fest is a chance to fly a kite along with hundreds of other enthusiasts in Haulover Park from noon to 5 p.m.


City Bikes Ironman 70.3 Miami
OCT 23
Bayfront Park
Miami, FL


Put your fitness to the test at the City Bikes Ironman 70.3 Miami. Athletes will bike, run and swim in this challenging competition. Individual registration and relay team registration is available start at $335.


Spooky Zoo Nights
OCT 28 - 31: 7-11pm
Zoo Miami
Kendall, Miami, FL 
 
This Halloween, get spooked with Zoo Miami's Spooky Zoo Nights, which will take place Oct. 28-31, 2016 from 7 to 11 p.m. During this haunted celebration, you'll find Halloween-themed attractions that are perfect for the whole family. Wear your favorite costume and party in the dark with spooky creatures, ghoulish carousel rides, candy stations, Dr. Wilde's Creepy Haunted House and Zombie tram rides, and find scary surprises in hidden pathways. Admission is $14.95 per person and $12.95 for Zoo Miami members, and the ghoulish carousel rides cost $2 per ride.


Nightmare on the Beach: Dia de los Muertos

OCT 29: 9pm - 2am  
Lummus Park 
Miami Beach, FL 

At Nightmare on the Beach: Dia de Los Muertos, guests can expect to enjoy visual treats, electronic beats and dazzling performers. Taking place on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Lummus Park 
will be transformed from light to dark. Enjoy bites and cocktails from some of Miami's best restaurants and caterers, as you party well into the next day. With costumes, performers and a few surprises throughout the night, this party is certainly not to be missed. VIP tickets and a limited number of VIP Tables with unlimited bottles are also available, and tickets sold benefit The Little Lighthouse Foundation. Must be 21 and older to attend.


Halloween Block Party Fort Lauderdale 

OCT 29: 6pm - 4am
Downtown Himmarshee Village
Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Happy Halloween!


Halloween Night on Lincoln Road Mall 

OCT 31: 9PM+ 
Lincoln Road Mall 
Miami Beach, FL

This year's Halloween night on Lincoln Road is unlike any other! Lincoln Road Business Improvement District has organized a show-stopping night including 10 DJs on 5 stages, entertainment and live performances from Miami's own Circ X, with multiple outdoor bars scattered along
Lincoln Road Mall. This already popular celebration will be reaching new heights. This event welcomes family and friends (and pets) of all ages to come in your best costume. Lincoln Road offers the best people watching any time of year, but it's especially spectacular on Halloween.
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Sports

Sports

Miami Heat 
vs. Orlando Magic

OCT 18 7:30pm
 
vs. Philadelphia 76ers
OCT 21 7:30pm 
 
American Airlines Arena

601 Biscayne Blvd 
Miami, FL


Miami Dolphins 

vs. Buffalo
OCT 23 1:00PM

Hard Rock Stadium 
347 Don Shula Drive 
Miami Gardens, FL 
 
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Arts
  
 
Concerto for Violin, Rock Band & String Orchestra
OCT 20: 8:00PM 
Adrienne Arsht PAC 
Miami, FL
 
Don't miss a high-energy, amplified, rock-n-roll experience with string orchestra! This one-of-a-kind evening features icons from both the rock and classical worlds.


Miami City Ballet Program One: Giselle
OCT 20-23: Click above for times 
Adrienne Arsht PAC 
Miami, FL

Perhaps the most cherished of all 19th century ballets, Giselle is the ultimate dance statement about the centrality of dance to life.

 
New World Symphony: Renee Fleming 

OCT 22: 8pm      
Adrienne Arsht PAC 
Miami, FL

Incomparable soprano Renée Fleming joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony for a daring evening of Russian masterpieces and influence, featuring the dramatic suite from Prokofiev's opera The Love for Three Oranges, Ravel's exotic and mysterious treatment of the Arabian Nights classic and a thrilling performance of Stravinsky's primal The Rite of Spring.


Miami Symphony Orchestra: Grand Season Opening

OCT 23: 6pm 
Adrienne Arsht PAC 
Miami, FL

Embark on a musical journey of the seductive and the exotic, with the World Premiere of Di Concilio's tango influenced Piano Concerto with the composer as soloist.


After
 
OCT 27 - NOV 13: Click above image for times 
Adrienne Arsht PAC 
Miami, FL

 A world premiere play by Michael McKeever, After follows the heartbreaking, ultimately uplifting year-long journey of two families left to pick up the pieces of a life interrupted, after the funerals have ended and news cameras have gone home.


WildClaw Theatre presents - Deathscribe: Miami
OCT 27 - OCT 30: Click above image for times 
Adrienne Arsht PAC 
Miami, FL
 
 
This Halloween weekend, come witness a night of radio horror plays in Deathscribe Miami!
 
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Restaurants


FEATURED RESTAURANTS


Cream Parlor

You'll find a lovely blend of vintage-meets-modern at Cream Parlor, while we serve up delectable ice cream and frozen desserts, delicious healthy salads, wraps, and sandwiches as well as sumptuous cheese and charcuterie platters. We're home to an increasingly popular Tartine: open-faced toasted sandwich using Zak the Baker bread, as well as a comfort-food favorite, The Smashed Potato.  


Made In Italy Gourmet
Located in the Art and Design district of Miami, Made in Italy Gourmet offers an exquisite experience for anyone who is looking for something different. This 2700sqf Open space features the perfect scene and atmosphere for wine lovers to enjoy our amazing curated wine library, updated every week, featuring regions of Italy with a certified Sommelier at your service to guide you through a journey during your visit.


Lucali

 Upscale brick-oven pizzas & salads are served up in this inviting, rustic-style eatery. Found on Bay Road. 
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Fab5


FAB 5 
The season is back! Best Places to Get Stone Crab


1) Joe's Stone Crab, Miami Beach 

Cavernous, bustling space open October-May & drawing crowds for crab, Key lime pie & more.
 
   
2) Kelly's Landing, Fort Lauderdale 
Veteran choice for New England seafood staples & beer in a laid-back setting with a patio.
 

3) Keys Fisheries, Marathon 
Chill spot for conch fritters & other Keys specialties in open-air fish house overlooking the bay.
 

4) My Ceviche, Coral Gables  
This bright counter serve offers Peruvian-style ceviche & seafood tacos in a no-fuss atmosphere.


5) Half Shell Raw Bar, Key West 
Casual fish house with picnic tables & waterside seating in a former shrimp-packing facility.
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COOL APPS & TECH

 
Flychat    
iOS/Android 
 
Flychat offers a revolutionary way to read messages of your favourite messengers. It overlays every other app and you can reply from anywhere you want.
 
 

Dingless   
Android 
  
 Dingless is an absurdly simple app that solves a problem you probably never realized existed. Notification sounds are great when you're away from your phone, but are they really necessary when you are already looking at your screen? DIngless mutes notification sounds when the display is on and automatically unmutes when the display is off. You can also use the app to bunch multiple notifications together into one single alert.
 
 
Paperspot
iOS
 
PaperSpot is an interesting wallpaper app that can automatically change your wallpaper based on your location. For example, you can select a wallpaper to use at home and a completely different wallpaper to use when you're at the office. Simply find a location on the map, choose the size of the area, and pick a wallpaper. PaperSpot will do all the work for you.
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Wall of Fame

Congratulations on being all the world wants in a concierge!

Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale 
OCT 3  
We enjoyed the hotel bikes and the concierge, Jan, was very friendly and helpful.
 
The Atlantic Hotel & Spa 
OCT 14 
Jaime the concierge at the front desk treated us like royalty!!! 
 
W Fort Lauderdale
OCT 10 
 Special acknowledgment to Julio with the concierge for his very responsive help in a) booking private transfer from the airport to the hotel for us and b) working with the restaurant (Steak 954) to make sure my wife's birthday was recognized. 
   
Acqualina
OCT 10 
In the week leading up to our stay, we were helped by our concierge, Tarlan with everything from dinner plans to spa appointments.

The Setai
OCT 4
Big shout out to SETH at concierge who organised many things for us from a private tour to pliers and engineer offer to help with broken suitcase and much more.

W South Beach 
OCT 12 
Highlight was Diego our concierge (W Insider) who sorted anything we wanted - telling us which clubs and restaurants and booking a fantastic boat trip ending up at restaurant.

The Betsy 
OCT 11 
Margot the concierge was extremely helpful and helped us arrange a trip which as extremely good value and pick up and return times were precise and on time. 

EDITION 
OCT 16
Thanks to Tyson and Bryan the concierges in the main lobby. 

OCT 17
The staff was kind and extremely helpful. Especially, the concierge Joey who went above and beyond to make our engagement everything I could have wanted and more.

  
The Hotel
OCT 2 
Friendly enough reception staff and John (concierge) was willing to help also.

SLS South Beach 
OCT 4 
However, the best part of the trip was meeting one of the concierge staff, Lacey Wilson. She took care of everything for me...

Eden Roc
OCT 5 
Fernando the concierge helped us find a service and recommended a place to eat nearby and both were fantastic and everything we wanted.

OCT 4
Concierge Sanya was such great help, she assisted us with excursions, travelling around miami and sent us to a wonderful mall - She is superb!! 
 
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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.