4th Annual Concierge Choice Awards Honor the Best in NYC Hospitality

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The winners of the 4th Annual Concierge Choice Awards were announced on September 27, 2010. The Concierge Choice Awards (CCA's) recognize companies, organizations, and individuals who create exceptional experiences for New York City visitors. Selected by the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges (NYCAHC), these prestigious awards are bestowed upon the city’s elite in the tourist, theater, restaurant, retail, service, and transportation industries. When seeking guidance on the city’s finest destinations, New York City hotel guests trust their concierges. That’s why members of the NYCAHC are the perfect judges for the awards – they are professionals who know the best of New York in any given category. While the NYCAHC chooses a winner in each division, as with any esteemed award, it is an honor simply to be nominated for a CCA.

On September 27, 2010, the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges (NYCAHC) hosted the 2010 Concierge Choice Awards, the hospitality industry’s most prestigious awards gala, at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. Established in 2007, the Concierge Choice Awards (CCA) recognizes companies, organizations, and individuals who create exceptional experiences for New York City visitors. Voted on by NYCAHC Hotel Concierges, these prestigious awards recognize the city’s elite in the tourist, theater, restaurant, retail, service, and transportation industries. A portion of the proceeds raised at the event is donated to Les Clefs d'Or Relief Foundation and NYCAHC Charitable Fund.

Davler Media Group, publisher of City Guide and Promenade magazines hosted the awards dinner. The Co-Masters of Ceremonies included respected concierges George Domenick of the Ritz-Carlton Central Park, McKinley Winston of the St. Regis Hotel and Maurice Dancer of the Pierre. They presented awards to the businesses and individuals representing the best in NYC hospitality. The CCA winners included:


  • Broadway Show - Memphis
  • Off - Broadway Show - Stomp
  • New Restaurant - Marea
  • Classic NYC Restaurant - The River Café
  • Department Store - Bloomingdale's; Lord & Taylor (Tie)
  • Tourist Attraction - Top of the Rock ; Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum (Tie)
  • Elegant Dining - Daniel
  • Casual Dining - Smith & Wollensky
  • Kid Friendly Restaurant - Ellen's Stardust Diner
  • Tourist Transportation - Hampton Luxury Liner
  • Private Tour Service - My Kind of Town New York; On Board Tours (Tie)
  • Beauty Services - Federico Hair Salon
  • Last Minute Service - Jan Linhart D.D.S.
  • Specialty Store - B & H Photo Video
  • Reservationist – Julius Mariano, The Four Seasons
  • Maitre d' / Manager - Felix Albano, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
  • Community Choice Award - Nic Faitos, Starbright Floral Design

The Community Choice Award, presented to Nic Faitos of Starbright Floral Design was in recognition of the individual that did the most to support to the Association’s endeavors. All of the Concierge Choice Awards nominees and winners can be found on the event website http://www.conciergechoiceawards.com.

Commenting on the evening, David Miller, CEO of Davler Media said that “we are proud to host an event that recognizes excellence in hospitality for the 47 million visitors coming to NYC this year.” Domenic Alfonzetti, President of NYCAHC and Chef Concierge of the InterContinental New York Barclay agreed “that tourism is an important part of the energy and vibrancy of the city; NYCAHC is pleased to salute the businesses and individuals that have contributed to making NYC the #1 U.S. travel destination.”

The New York City Association of Hotel Concierges (NYCAHC) is an incorporated, not-for-profit group that fosters growth and development in the concierge profession and the hospitality industry at large. The association, comprised of over 140 members, represents approximately 51 hotels or nearly 28,000 rooms in the New York metropolitan area. Besides hotels, corporate members of NYCAHC include top shopping destinations, restaurants, sightseeing and tour companies.

In 2003, NYCAHC tapped into its extensive network of local leaders in the hospitality industry and began an annual fundraising initiative to donate to New York City-based charities. In the seven years since it began, the fund has donated thousands of dollars to numerous charities and local causes. In this way, NYCAHC is working to be a vital member of and a positive force for the New York City community. A portion of the proceeds from the Concierge Choice Awards will benefit the Les Clefs d'Or Relief Fund and the NYCAHC Charitable Fund.

About Davler Media Group
Davler Media Group is the publisher of City Guide and Promenade Magazines. These print and online publications help New York metropolitan-area residents and visitors make informed decisions about where to go and what to do in New York. Through a combination of editorials, guides, listings, calendars, and a comprehensive directory, Davler Media publications offer expert insight into the hot spots for out-of-towners as well as chic new places for natives in need of a recommendation. City Guide alone publishes over 3,100,000 copies annually and circulates in over 300 – reaching an annual readership in excess of 12,800,000 million. For more information, log onto http://www.Davlermedia.com.

  • City Guide magazine is the leading publication serving the NYC visitor market.
  • Promenade Magazine is Davler Media's premiere publication dedicated to affluent New York visitors and residents.

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