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"Know Your Associate" - Guidelines to Britain 
05/03/2017
"Know Your Associate" - Guidelines to Britain Guidelines to Britain has been the UK’s leading provider of private sightseeing tours for individuals and small groups to London’s top hotels, for over 25 years, founded in 1987 by Maggie Rogers. We are a small, fami...


Hospitality E Magazine 
05/03/2017
The Celebrations, Celebrities and great Public Relations keep coming for The Society of the Golden Keys of Great Britain and the Commonwealth! And now its the turn of The President Mr. Lynch! There is an article about him in the latest issue of Hospitality E Magazine, ...


Concierge Educational Day 
05/03/2017
Nominations required! All Les Clefs d'Or Concierges, please nominate your young and upcoming Concierges for The Educational Day being organised by William Thomson who is our Andre Demonte award winner and Marjorie Silverman award nominee, this is a great opportunit...


STOP PRESS! 
28/02/2017
STOP PRESS! On Thursday 2nd March morning at around 8am, Nigel Bowen, Head Concierge from The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London and Senior Concierge, Francois-Xavier Girotto will be on the red couch being interviewed by the BBC One Breakfast hosts abou...


Simon Thomas 
26/02/2017
Our very own, Simon Thomas is becoming the International President of Les Clefs d'Or. Truly proud moment for all of us @ The Society of the Golden Keys of Great Britain and the Commonwealth#thegoldenkeys #lesclefsdorgb #yourkeytoeverything &nbs...


"Know Your Associate" - PREMIER Chauffeur Drive 
26/02/2017
"Know Your Associate" - PREMIER Chauffeur Drive Premiere Chauffeur Drive is one of the UK's leading executive and luxury car hire services. It hold one of the most luxury fleets in London and provide bespoke and trusted transport solutions for discerning individuals, corpor...


Drum Roll, Trumpets and action!!! 
18/02/2017
Drum Roll, Trumpets and action!!! Ladies and gentlemen, Please join us in congratulating our very own William Thomson from The Randolph Hotel Oxford on producing a great video that puts forward his candidature for The Marjorie Silverman award at the Berlin C...


Michael Peden 
17/02/2017
The Society has been notified that the funeral of the late Michael Peden,  former Assistant Head Concierge of The Lanesborough Hotel and past treasurer of The Society will take place on February 28th in Margate.   The service will take place in a small intimate chapel...


"Know Your Associate" - Westfield 
17/02/2017
"Know Your Associate" - Westfield Westfield Corporation is one of the world’s leading shopping centre companies with iconic retail destinations in London, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles among its portfolio of 35 centres. Last year approximately 400 million cu...


"Know Your Associate" - Doctorcall 
13/02/2017
"Know Your Associate" - Doctorcall We will start off our introduction series with Doctorcall and always smiling Joe Beeltah! Please like and share! London’s longest established hotel visiting doctor service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and a...


Know Your Associate 
07/02/2017
“Know Your Associate” INTRODUCTION The Society of the Golden Keys of Great Britain and the Commonwealth was founded in London in 1952 and its principle aims were to develop friendship amongst Concierges and to help develop a network of contacts in the hotel fraternit...


Raffle Prize No.38 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No.38 Last but not least, spectacular prize kindly donated by Michael De Cozar ant the team at The Ritz London which is one night stay for two at The Ritz including breakfast, a fabulous evening of dinner and dancing in the Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant...


Raffle Prize No.37 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No.37 Huge thank you to Darren Winter and team at Air Courier International for splendid last minute addition to spectacular line up of Gala Night prizes. Fortnum and Mason "Grosvenor" Hamper. Air Courier International is an independent global l...


Raffle Prize No. 36 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 36 Thank you to Richard Pisarski from The London General Practice for amazing Gala Night raffle prize which is two tickets to the Old Vic. London GP: 24 hour Private GP Services in London, Harley Street. Treating patients as individuals 24hrs a day, 3...


Raffle Prize No. 35 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 35 Another outstanding Gala Night prize from David Swanepoel Lawson and the team at Macdonald Windsor Hotel! One night stay for two guests including breakfast. Situated just two minutes’ walk from Windsor Castle, you'll find 120 luxury...


Raffle Prize No. 34 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 34 Another fabulous prize supplied by Sarah Blanc and the team at this years Gala Night host hotel, the one and only The Dorchester. Afternoon tea for two set in the heart of The Dorchester at The Promenade Since opening in 1931, The Dorchester h...


Raffle Prize No. 33 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 33 Enormous thank you to Gerard McCann and the whole team at Mint Leaf London for amazing Gala Night prize which is Cocktail Masterclass for 4. Serving Modern Indian cuisine in elegant surroundings, Mint Leaf offers a unique dining experienc...


Raffle Prize No. 32 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 32 Big thank you to Giuliana Vittiglio and everyone at Hospitality Action for a tasty Gala Night raffle prize which is Chocolate Hamper and bottle of Champagne. Hospitality Action is the trade charity offering a crucial lifeline to people of...


Raffle Prize No. 31 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 31 Huge thank you to Ray Nixon and team at Aviator hotel for wonderful Gala Night prize which is one night stay in an Aviator Room for two guests including a three course dinner and a Brasserie breakfast. Aviator was created by TAG Group as ...


Raffle Prize No. 30 
28/01/2017
Prize No. 30 Ooooooh! Another special prize has been kindly donated by Cordelia Griggs and team at iconic Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane which is Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two. Thank you!!! Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane’s chic design...


Raffle Prize No. 29 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 29 Huge thank you goes to our lovely Jolanta Kowalska for fabulous Gala Night prize which is "Birdcage Afternoon Tea" at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Sheraton Grand London Park Lane is Mayfair's premium meeting place. A beautiful setting ...


Raffle Prize No. 28 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 28 Massive thank you goes to Lauren Symons and team at Hard Rock Cafe London for an amazing Gala Night raffle prize three course meal for two at the Hard Rock Cafe from the A La Carte menu including a Classic Cocktail in a complimentary souve...


Raffle Prize No. 27 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 27 Another huge thank you goes to Karim Bernichi and team at Akasha Spa At Cafe Royal for fantastic Gala Night raffle prize which is spa treatment at the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre at Hotel Café Royal. Enjoy a 50 minute personalised massa...


Raffle Prize No. 26 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 26 Another marvellous prize kindly donated by William Thomson and team at The Randolph Hotel in Oxford which is a two night Dinner, bed and breakfast in one of our Feature rooms, inclusive of Champagne and 2 complimentary spa treatments. The...


Raffle Prize No. 25 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 25 Huge thank you to Nicola Hanley and team at EncoreTickets for very exciting Gala Night raffle prize which is a pair of theatre tickets to see School of Rock with a two course pre-theatre dinner at Tuttons Brasserie with glass of Prosecco o...


Raffle Prize No. 24 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 24 Thank to Jen Steain and the team at iconic Claridge’s hotel for remarkable Gala Night raffle prize which is dinner for two in the Foyer & Reading Room. The Foyer’s grand art deco setting is as magical as the stars of stage...


Raffle Prize No. 23 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 23 Big big thank you to Keith Bewick and team at The Landmark London for amazing Gala Night raffle prize which is one night weekend stay at The Landmark for two guests in a Superior Room including full English breakfast. The Landmark London ...


Raffle Prize No. 22 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 22 Mega thank you to Christopher Pourgourides and team at Evan Evans Tours for a fabulous Gala Night raffle prize which is luxury rail tour to the Lake District for two with overnight accommodation, a cruise on lake Windermere & afternoon...


Raffle Prize No. 21 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 21 Enormous thank you to Karim Bernichi and the team at Hotel Cafe Royal for a superb Gala Night prize which is Champagne afternoon tea for two. The British tradition of taking afternoon tea is celebrated at Hotel Café Royal in a beautiful sett...


Raffle Prize No. 20 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 20 Our big thank you goes to Sergio Pipolo and Everyone at Etrusca Restaurant Group for a excellent Gala Night prize which is £150 dining voucher inclusive of Champagne on arrival & a bottle of wine chosen by the restaurant. Etrusca Past…Comm. ...


Raffle Prize No. 19 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 19 Our big thank you goes to Jorge Alvarez for a wonderful Gala night prize which is traditional afternoon tea for two at his stunning hotel. Montague on the Gardens Hotel - traditional afternoon tea for twoA genteel Georgian townhouse in elegant...


Raffle Prize No. 18 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 18 Massive thank you for another exotic Gala night prize donated by team at Mango Tree! And of course Binoy Nair, legend that he is had something to do with this! Mango Tree – Dinner for four = £350 in vouchersMango Tree, situated in the h...


Raffle Prize No. 17 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 17 Unbelievable prizes keep pouring in and it is not looking to stop anytime soon! Another amazing addition, courtesy of Gabriel Balaz and team at The Grove, London's Country Estate. Lunch for four at the Glasshouse (excluding beverages) at The Grove. ...


Raffle Prize No. 16 
28/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 16 Another spectacular Gala Night prize provided by a team Premium Tours - London Tours which is a day trip to Paris with lunch on the Eiffel Tower for two. At Premium Tours, we believe that it’s the small things that make the difference between...


Raffle Prize No. 15 
13/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 15 Thank you to Natalie Gibson and the whole team at Gold Key Media for a jaw dropping Golden Keys Gala Night raffle prize which is a week in a 4 bed villa, with pool in Florida! Hammock Court Villa is ideally located on the Sandy Ridge comm...


2017 Gala Night Prize No 14 
10/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 14 Massive thank you to Colin Parkes for outstanding Golden Keys Gala Night raffle prize which is mid-week one night stay for two at Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa including full English breakfast and use of the leisure facilities. Careys M...


2017 Gala Night Prize No 13  
10/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 13 Big thank you goes to Talitta Schelela and team at Jamavar London for a extremely tasty raffle prize which is a three course meal with wine pairing for two guests. Jamavar, named after the intricate and vibrant 16th century shawls of Kashmir, first...


2017 Gala Night Prize No 12  
10/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 12 Enormous thank you to Simon Thomas and one and only The Lanesborough hotel for a prize that everyone wants to win! A luxurious stay in the grandest of London residences, enjoy a night in one of The Lanesborough’s Suites with dinner ...


2017 Gala Night Prize No 11  
10/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 11 Enormous thank you to Bobby Szente and teams at both Ripley's Believe It or Not! & Planet Hollywood for fun filled prize which is Ripley’s Believe It or Not entrance tickets for two, 2 goodie bags and dinner at Pla...


2017 Gala Night Prize No 10 
10/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 10 Massive thank you goes to Joe Beeltah and team at Doctorcall for wonderful Gala Night prize which is free health screen or Botox session. London’s longest established hotel visiting doctor service is available 24 hours a day, 365 da...


2017 Gala Night Prize No 9 
10/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 9 Wow! Binoy Nair is on fire!!! Thank you so much for yet another excellent raffle prize which is Jungle Book themed afternoon tea for two at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences Inspired by Mowgli’s adventures in Rudyard Kipling&rs...


2017 Gala Night Prize No 8 
10/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 8 Big thank you to Andrius Petručenia and everyone at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel for astonishing raffle prize which is 1 night stay on either Friday or Sunday night in one of their stunning Duplex suites. Art meets design in th...


2017 Gala Night Prize No 7 
10/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 7 Enormous thank you to Alixandra Mellor from Charlotte Street Hotel for sublime prize number 7 which is afternoon tea for two. Charlotte Street Hotel is in the heart of Fitzrovia and of London’s West End. Owner and Design Director, Ki...


2017 Gala Night Prize No 6 
10/01/2017
Raffle Prize No. 6 Massive thank you to Katie Axell and the team at The London Helicopter for an amazing Gala Night prize which is 2 seats on a shared London Sights flight. The London Helicopter – 2 seats on a shared London Sights flightFor an exciting, onc...


2017 Gala Night Prize No5 
10/12/2016
Raffle Prize No. 5 Another prize provided by our very own, Concierge of the Year Award winner Binoy Nair and the the team at Bombay Brasserie. Thank you very much Binoy!!! What a legend! Lunch for two at Bombay Brasserie including a bottle of wine.Ever since 1982...


2017 Gala Night Prize No4 
10/12/2016
Raffle Prize No. 4 Immense thank you to Gerald Pajo and everyone at Golden Tours for a fantastic raffle prize number 4 which is Overnight Trip to Paris for two. Golden Tours 2 tickets for the Paris Overnight trip with Golden Tours. Your prize includes standard cl...


2017 Gala Night Prize No3 
08/12/2016
Raffle Price No.3 Huge thank you to Jj Pauco and Belinda Brett for marvellous prize number 3 which is afternoon tea for two at The Milestone Hotel. Afternoon Tea is a quintessentially English tradition and is upheld in its finest form here at The Milestone, recen...


2017 Gala Night Prize No2 
08/12/2016
Raffle Prize No. 2 Huge thank you to Binoy Nair from St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London for providing us with fantastic prize which is lunch for two at The Quilon including a bottle of house wine. Quilon opened in 1999 and quickly establish...


2017 Gala Night Prize No1 
03/12/2016
We would like to extend our first thank you Athena Georgiou and the whole team at Wright Brothers for providing us with first Gala Night raffle prize which is £150 voucher to be used in one of their fine restaurants.   http://www.thewrightbrothers.co.uk Terms & ...


Annual MVP Concierge of the Year Awards Winners 2016 
01/11/2016
MORRIS VISITOR PUBLICATIONS & THE SOCIETY OF THE GOLDEN KEYSANNOUNCE THE WINNERS OFTHE MVP GOLDEN KEYS CONCIERGE AWARDS 2016in association with Dropit and Regent Street Association The UK’s top hotel concierges were recognised at the 11th annual MVP Golden Keys Concier...


MVP Concierge of the Year Awards 2016 
20/09/2016
MORRIS VISITOR PUBLICATIONS AND THE SOCIETY OF THE GOLDEN KEYS ANNOUNCE THE NOMINEES OF THE MVP GOLDEN KEYS CONCIERGE AWARDS 2016 in association with Dropit and Regent Street Association   Morris Visitor Publications (MVP), the leading publisher for the domestic and int...


Memorial Service for Christopher Campbell 
03/09/2016
The honour of your presence is requested at a memorial service to celebrate the life of Christopher Alexandre Campbell. A cherished husband, father of his beloved children, brother, uncle, God-father, cousin and dear friend.    Service to be held on/at  Thursday...


Message from President of Les Clefs dOr Finland 
04/05/2016
Dear Friends, It was wonderful seeing you all in Dubai. What a congress, right? I am sure we will all remember it warmly for a long time! I am writing to you to remind you of our little congress in Helsinki! I am really looking forward to seeing you all here again. We ha...


Concierge Educational Day at the Marylebone Hotel  
23/01/2016
Concierge Educational Day at the Marylebone Hotel, London, organised and hosted by Riyas Kallan Andre Damonte Award Winner 2015, on Thursday 21st January 2016. Thank you to all who attended the Educational Day, to the guest speakers: Mr Walsh and Riyas (Marylebone Hotel), Paul (L...


Andy Pongco Candidates for the 63rd Congress 
16/01/2016
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An interview with Riyas Kallan, Assistant Head Concierge at the Marylebone Hotel and the Societys Andrea Damonte Award winner 2015 
30/11/2015
An interview with Riyas Kallan, Assistant Head Concierge at the Marylebone Hotel. Riyas is the Societys Andre Damonte Award Winner 2015 and will go to compete in the Ango Pongco competition in the 63rd UICH International Congress held in Dubai, UAE in April 2016. 1) Riyas, tell...


Winner of the Hotel Cateys Concierge Award 2015 
27/11/2015
Congratulations to Alixandra Mellor Assistant Head Concierge Charlotte Street hotel, for winning the Concierge of the year award at the Hotel Cateys 2015 held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.  Well Done to all the concierges who were nominated for this award.  &n...


Congratulations to retired Member Mel and his partner Pat who recently tied the knot 
22/11/2015
Congratulations to retired Member Mel and his partner Pat who recently tied the knot. Mel worked for most of his hotel career as Head Concierge at The Waldorf Hotel in London. He was a former International Delegate of the society, but his longest stint on the committee was as T...


Concierge Diary Oct 2015 
06/11/2015
Concierge newsletter courtesy of Dean Smith and the concierge team at the Beaumont Hotel   Download your copy HERE...


10th Annual Morris Visitor Publications Golden Keys Concierge Awards 
30/10/2015
Congratulations to all the winners of tonights 10th annual Morris Visitor Publications and Golden Keys Concierge Awards. Regional Concierge of the Year AwardStuart MassieSheraton Grand Hotel and SpaEdinburgh, Scotland Concierge of the Year Regional Nominees-Ray Nixon, Aviator...


In Loving Memory of Colin James Short  
30/05/2015
Debbie Johnson, Colin’s devoted partner of 17 years, is sad to announce his passing in the early hours of the 17th May, aged just 58. Colin was a deeply loved partner, adored father, step father and granddad – she has asked me to pass on her appreciation for all the m...


An important message from Colin Toomey, President Les Clefs dOr International. 
26/04/2015
  Saturday 25th April 2015 Dear Friends and Colleagues,   My very best wishes to you all as we celebrate another great milestone in the history of Les Clefs d’Or. Coming so soon after the success of our Congress in Mendoza, our 63rd Anniversary carries wit...


Educational day at the Charlotte Street Hotel  
28/02/2015
On Friday 27th February 2015, Alixandra Mellor Assistant Head Concierge at the Charlotte Street Hotel and the Society's Andy Pongco nominee for 2015 conducted a junior concierge educational lunch at the Charlotte Street Hotel. This provided a great opportunity for the c...


International Revue  
25/02/2015
Dear all,   The latest edition of the Clefs d'Or international revue magazine Winter 2014/Spring 2015 is available to read online. Please visit the following link: http://issuu.com/lesclefsdor/docs/lesclefsdor_revue_210-w-s_2015r  ...


A donation to The Sick Kids Friends Foundation  
16/02/2015
Congratulations to the members of the Scottish Region of the Society of the Golden Keys Great Britain and the Commonwealth who raised £3000 at the Society of the Golden Keys St Andrews Gala Ball held at the Waldorf Astoria, Edinburgh on the 30th November 2014. The money rai...


Ladies Night held at the Rosewood Hotel, London on Saturday 31st January 2015 
09/02/2015
Pictures of Ladies Night are available to view at the Society of the Golden Keys Great Britain and the Commonwealth facebook page....


Ms Alixandra Mellor, Andre Damonte Award winner 2015 and our Andy Pongco Award candidate 2015  
01/02/2015
The Society of the Golden Keys Great Britain and the Commonwealth is proud to introduce our Andrea Damonte Award winner 2015, Ms Alixandra Mellor, Assistant Head Concierge, Charlotte Street Hotel, London. She will be competing for the prestigious Andy Pongco Award in the UICH ...


Hotel Cateys awards 2014  
04/12/2014
Hotel Cateys awards 2014 Held on Friday 28th November 2014 at Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge. The Caterer's, Hotel Cateys are now in their Eighth year, and each year's awards have been bigger and better than the last. Congratualations to Burak Ipekci, Concierge &...


Richard Jenkins, Head Concierge at the Cavendish Hotel wins the concierge of the year 2014 at the Boutique Hotel awards 
05/11/2014
Congratulations to Richard Jenkins, Head Concierge at the Cavendish Hotel who recently won concierge of the year 2014 at the boutique hotel awards. The glittering awards ceremony was held on Tuesday 21st October 2014 at the Independent Hotel Show where the winner was announced.&n...


Global Blue interviews Burak Ipekci, Head Concierge and Lifestyle Manager at South Place Hotel 
04/11/2014
Burak Ipekci, Head Concierge and Lifestyle Manager at South Place Hotel was recently interviewed by global blue. To read his full interview please visit the following link: http://www.globalblue.com/discover/hotels/meet-the-concierge-burak-ipekci/   Photo courtesy of...


Mr Antony Lynch our new President for the Society of the Golden Keys Great Britain and the Commonwealth  
12/02/2014
On Saturday 8th February 2014 the Society of the Golden Keys Great Britain and the Commonwealth held the annual Ladies night event at the Royal Gardens Hotel. Mr Paul Still, Head Concierge at the London Hilton Hotel formally handed over the Presidency of the Society of the Golden...


Andy Pongco Award winner 2014 
14/01/2014
The Society of the Golden Keys of Great Britain and the Commonwealth Congratulations to James Elliott, Assistant Head Concierge at the Renaissance St Pancras Hotel in London for winning the Andy Pongco Award at the 61st UICH congress in Malaysia 2014.   https:...


Passing of Andre Damonte 
05/07/2013
Andre Damonte Passed Away In London On Sunday March 4th 2012 DEAR FRIENDS, PRESIDENTS, SAGES, ZONE DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE TEAM, IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT I MUST RELAY THIS NEWS TO YOU: OUR VERY DEAR FRIEND AND MENTOR MR. ANDRE DAMONTE JUST RECENTLY PASSED AWAY IN TH...


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