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During the 65th anniversary of the prestigious Association of Clefs d’Or, which took place at the restaurant La Petite Maison in Nice, seven new concierges received this important distinction. Among them, two concierges of the Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel were recognised for their excellent knowledge of the country and great passion for their profession and sense of service.
The Farirmont’s Mathieu Adelaide, sponsored by the Clef d’Or Cafiero Canestrelli (Hôtel de Paris) and Rino Alzetta (Fairmont MC,) and Aurélien Cathagne, as sponsored by the Clef d’Or Felipe Rodrigues (Negresco) and Stéphane Bellon (Fairmont MC), both received the crossed gold keys lapel pin.
The Association of Clefs d’Or was born in Paris in 1929. The National Union of Hotel Concierges comprised nine countries – France, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Today, represented by about 3,400 members in more than 50 countries, Les Clefs d’Or is a privileged club always ready to recognise a new trend and the different needs of each nationality of tourists.
As the President of Les Clefs d’Or France, Thierry Revel, said, “Despite the evolution of new technologies that regularly change the habits of the Hotel Concierge profession, nothing can replace knowledge, responsiveness, availability and above all human contact, which is our great strength.”
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HSH Prince Albert has written the preface for a new book to be published in September on the topic of the major champagne houses and their families.
Author Françoise Gauthier has kept in touch with the Prince since first meeting him in 1985 during an event sponsored by Besserat de Bellefon, the champagne house founded in 1843. Mme Gauthier returned to Monaco in 1991, at which time she was in charge of public relations for Charles Heidsieck. She has visited the Principality and met the Prince almost every year.
“When I wrote the book, I was thinking of the Prince as someone who might write the preface. When I asked him, he accepted immediately,” Mme Gauthier said. “In his preface, Prince Albert says that champagne always plays an important part in convivial events, whether at the Palace or in Monaco’s other emblematic establishments.”