Some of the UK’s top hotel concierges were recognised this month at the annual Morris Golden Keys Concierge Awards, held at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in London.
Morris Visitor Publications (MVP) in Europe and The Society of The Golden Keys of Great Britain and the Commonwealth stages the event that celebrates success among the organisation’s 340 UK members.
Andrew Turner, publisher, head of creative solutions, Morris Visitor Publications, led the speeches alongside Antony Lynch, president of The Society of The Golden Keys.
Winners were presented with a glass trophy, exclusively created for the event by Peter Layton at London Glassblowing.
Guests from London’s hospitality, retail and tourism industries, the hotel concierge community and hotel general managers, were entertained with a reception of drinks and canapés, courtesy of the Royal Horseguards Hotel.
The Awards’ winners were:
CONCIERGE OF THE YEAR LONDON MEMBER AWARD
Paul Walsh, Thistle Marble Arch
Sponsored by London & Partners
CONCIERGE OF THE YEAR REGIONAL MEMBER AWARD
Alan McDougall, Cameron House on Loch Lomond
Sponsored by MasterCard UK
THE SOCIETY OF THE GOLDEN KEYS ‘SERVICE THROUGH FRIENDSHIP’ AWARD Shortlisted Nominees
Paul Whittle, Le Meridien Piccadilly
Sponsored by Big Bus Company
THE SOCIETY OF THE GOLDEN KEYS ‘LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT’ AWARD
Ron Crowdy, Royal National Hotel