Colin Short, Head Concierge at The Lanesborough announced as winner of Lifetime Achievement Award at The Morris Golden Keys Concierge Awards 2010

Colin Short, Head Concierge at The Lanesborough, was proudly honoured by The Society of the Golden Keys of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, as winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • (1888PressRelease) October 20, 2010 - The Society of the Golden Keys of Great Britain and the Commonwealth proudly honoured Colin Short, Head Concierge at The Lanesborough, as winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented during the 5th anniversary of The Morris Golden Keys Concierge Awards on October 13th 2010, at a spectacular gala at The Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge.

    Colin Short, whose hospitality career spans 40 years, is committed to upholding the highest standards of the profession through sharp intuition, his vast networks of contacts and meticulous attention to detail. He manages an over 50 strong team which includes the hotel's staff of butlers, chauffeurs, porters and doormen, as well as sitting on the Executive Committee at The Lanesborough.

    "Colin has been leading The Lanesborough's unrivalled concierge service for many years. Guests are most impressed with his relaxed demeanour, discretion, capability and commitment to delivering the best service" said Geoffrey Gelardi, Managing Director of The Lanesborough and Vice President of St Regis Hotels and Resorts.

    Colin Short comments, "I pride myself on being able to make every guest feel like they are in safe hands - ensuring things happen on time and every time. Having served as the President of the Society of Golden Keys for 4 years, and acting as its international delegate, this is a great honour to be recognised by the Lifetime Achievement Award by The Society of the Golden Key's hotel concierge community."

    About The Lanesborough: With its enviable location, situated on the borders of Knightsbridge and Belgravia, in the heart of London and with panoramic views of Hyde Park, The Lanesborough has long been considered one of the world's most luxurious hotels. Its elegant surroundings, exquisite cuisine, unsurpassed attention to detail and world-renowned service are second to none. The hotel's recently launched restaurant, Apsleys, a Heinz Beck Restaurant, was awarded its first Michelin star in February 2010.

    The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA - 00 44 20 7259 5599 - www.lanesborough.com

    About The Morris Golden Keys Concierge Awards: Morris Visitor Publications in Europe (MVP), the leading publisher of visitor magazines for the international and domestic tourist and corporate traveller markets and The Society of the Golden Keys of Great Britain & the Commonwealth, announce the winners of The Morris Golden Keys Concierge Awards annually. The 2010 Awards evening marked the 5th anniversary of the awards and recognised the outstanding contribution and service delivered by the Society of the Golden Key's hotel concierge community.

    The Society of the Golden Keys of Great Britain and the Commonwealth was founded in London just over fifty years ago. Its principle aims were to develop friendship amongst concierges and to help develop a network of contacts in the hotel fraternity. The Society of The Golden Keys was the founder member of a larger body, Les Clefs D'Or, founded in 1952 and links nearly forty hotel industry associations worldwide. Please visit www.goldenkeysconcierge.co.uk or for further information.

    For further details or images, please contact Malin Lund or Clare Gillespie at LUCHFORD APM, 020 7631 1000 or email malin.lund ( @ ) luchfordapm dot com or clare.gillespie ( @ ) luchfordapm dot com

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