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Vol. 4 No. 21
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Index Sponsors   
 
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:

I cannot believe that we are almost at the end of the year. This is the best time of the seasons when Miami comes alive. The Heat, Dolphins and Panthers are in action. All the live shows and events that are happening are too many to name in this paragraph. The best though is our annual vendors forum at Jungle Island this November 14th.  We hope to see you there.

Kind Regards, 
Miguel Pena 
President  
Southern Florida Concierge Association 
 
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Members' Corner 

Brightline Train
from Miami to Orlando

As of September, Brightline's first full train set is nearly complete. The first locomotive completed initial testing and "moved" for the first time along a test track. This marked another major milestone to move full steam ahead on production of the whole fleet of locomotives. The first trainset is scheduled to travel across the county later this year, and will be welcomed home at Brightline's West Palm Beach Running Repair Facility. In addition, the stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach have been topped out. Stay tuned!


Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino

Discover Gulfstream Park, a lavish open-air sporting, entertainment, dining and retail destination anchored by the legendary Gulfstream racetrack. Gulfstream Park offers an exciting array of adult and kid-friendly venues and activities including world-class Thoroughbred horse racing, fine and casual dining, outdoor cafes, sports bars, two casinos, live-action poker, nightclubs, signature home stores, art galleries, fashion retailers, a state-of-the-art bowling alley, and free weekly events featuring live music and family fun.  For details and event listings be sure to check our websitewww.Gulfstream.com


November Birthdays

Denitsa Koleva
Fontainebleau
11/05

Giselle Mueller
St. Regis
11/05

Wendy Finot
Dream Hotel
11/06

Carlos Fernandez-Shaw
1 Hotel
11/07

Tatiana Rengifo
Fontainebleau   
11/07

Denis Galo
Acqualina
11/08

Cesar Castillo 
Majestic Tower  
11/09

Kristine Ramirez   
Sense Beach House
11/10

Tatiana Echeverri 
Penninsula Condominium
11/11

Sanya Blumberg  
Nobu
11/12

Richard Montenegro  
Mondrian
11/13

Marc Leipold
1 Hotel
11/14

Fadil Karmally
Pullman Miami Airport
11/14

John Durham
The Hotel
11/14

Juan Carlos
Miami Beach Resort & Spa
11/16

Milton Vargas Pieruzzi
Marriott Hollywood Beach & Spa
11/17
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EVENTS 
 

Chamber South 45th Annual South Miami Art Festival
NOV 5 -  6 
Sunset Drive
Between US Highway 1 and SW 57th Ave
South Miami, FL
 
Chamber South's annual South Miami Art Festival returns to kick off the festival season in Miami-Dade County. This juried fine art show features nationally recognized artists and attracts over 50,000 visitors from across Florida and beyond. The Chamber South South Miami Art Festival is free and open to the public, providing an outstanding multicultural experience in a family setting for residents and visitors alike. 
 

Seed Food & Wine Festival
 
NOV 2-6   
Wynwood/Miami Beach

The first plant-based food and wine festival in the country, The Seed Food & Wine Festival, presented by Whole Foods is hosting special events throughout the city. Highlights include The Burger Battle, where America's best veggie burger will be crowned as well as the Mantra Yoga Brunch. Prices vary depending on the event.


Coral Gables Food Wine & Spirits Festival
NOV 11 - 12  
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.


NOV 12
Downtown Area
Miami, FL


Enjoy art by local art and cultural vendors as well as children's activities at the Downtown Miami Riverwalk Festival and Boat Parade. Admission is free and open to the public.
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Sports

Sports

Miami Heat 
vs. Chicago

NOV 10 8:00pm
 
vs. Utah Jazz
NOV 12 8:00pm 
 
vs. Atlanta
NOV 15 7:30pm

American Airlines Arena

601 Biscayne Blvd 
Miami, FL


Miami Dolphins 

vs. New York Jets
NOV 6 1:00pm

Hard Rock Stadium 
347 Don Shula Drive 
Miami Gardens, FL 
 
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Arts
  
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.


The Cleveland Orchestra: Gil Shaham Players Barber
NOV 11 - 12 
Adrienne Arsht PAC 
Miami, FL
 
 
Superstar violinist Gil Shaham tackles Barber's gorgeous Violin Concerto, once thought impossible to play due to its fiendishly challenging finale. The program concludes with one of Shostakovich's most popular works, his stunning Fifth Symphony, for a blockbuster opening-night performance!


Florida Grand Opera: Carmen

NOV 12 - 19
Adrienne Arsht PAC 
Miami, FL

No opera is more requested. No opera is so anticipated. And no opera is more beloved than Georges Bizet's Carmen!
 

Louis C.K.

NOV 15-18
Adrienne Arsht PAC 
Miami, FL

Six-time Emmy Award winner Louis C.K. has found success in both television and film as well as the live stage. Louis can be seen starring in Horace and Pete, a drama he both writes and directs. Louis has received over 30 Emmy nominations throughout his career, including wins for "Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series" for his work on the FX series, Louie. Additionally, he has won 2 GRAMMY Awards for Best Comedy Album.
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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!

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach
OCT 31
Vicki, the Concierge was very helpful even before we got there, we talked to her on our phone from home. Once we got there she was terrific.
 
OCT 26
Service is very attentive with special kudos to Vicki (concierge).

Acqualina 
OCT 23
Likewise, all of Kleber's Concierge Team were excellent, especially Frederik who quickly got to know what sort of restaurants would appeal to us and made great recommendations.
 
The Betsy
OCT 24
...the concierge Paul recommended some great activities without any pressure...
   
EDITION
OCT 23
The concierge (Jessica & Joey in particular), upon finding out about our honeymoon, sent up champagne and a custom cake ... Not to mention making the best suggestions, sending us to such locally authentic places that long time residents were shocked we were there.

SLS
OCT 27
Mel at reception, Rosa (concierge), Jason and Diego (bartenders) Lilly (pool hostess from Spain) made us feel special.

National Hotel
OCT 29
Before I launch directly into the attributes of the property I must give a shout out to Natalya the head concierge and to Johanna bartender extraordinaire at the pool bar for making our stay so enjoyable. 
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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.