Best of Tourism & Hospitality in NYC: The 2017 Concierge Choice AwardsAugust 31, 2018 - by City Guide News Desk
In a major annual event for New York tourism, Davler Media Group honored the 2017 winners for the Concierge Choice Awards. City Guide, New York City’s tourism magazine and digital media company, hosted the hospitality industry’s most prestigious awards gala at Battery Gardens in Battery Park. The category selection and voting are done by more than 1,000 NYC concierges, who vote for businesses who provide superior services to their guests. This was a record year for the CCAs, with 500 submissions and over 10,000 votes received across 14 categories.
Sister establishments Benjamin Steakhouse Prime and The Sea Fire Grill were recognized as winners in this year's CCAs.
Established in 2007, the Concierge Choice Awards (CCA) reflects the knowledge and experience of New York City's independent concierge.
“No one knows better than the approximately one-thousand NYC concierge which tourist attractions, restaurants, retailers, and sightseeing vendors provide superior service for their guests,” says David L. Miller, publisher of City Guide and CEO of Davler Media Group. “These awards put the spotlight on the passion and dedication of the people who power New York City's $40-billion-a-year tourism economy.”
Davler Media Group, publisher of City Guide magazine, has hosted the awards dinner every year. 2017 marked the eleventh annual gala event. The evening’s emcees were the hilarious Jonathan Fielding and Alex Mandell from The Play that Goes Wrong. Entertainment was provided by cast members from two hit Broadway musicals, School of Rock and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The evening also went to support good causes. Contributions to the Les Clefs d’Or Foundation and the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund were made by the CCAs.
The CCA Finalists for 2017 are listed below. Winners are in red.
Cocktail Experience: 48 Lounge, Feinstein's/54 Below, Employees Only, The Bar at Baccarat Hotel, Upstairs at The Kimberly Hotel.
Cultural Institution (tie): 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York Botanical Garden, Whitney Museum of American Art.
Entertainment Service: All Shows, Applause Theatre & Entertainment Service Inc., Oscar’s Resources, Totally New York, Wall Street Entertainment.
Family Friendly Experience: Bill’s Bar & Burger at Rockefeller Center, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Ellen’s Stardust Diner, Serendipity 3.
International Cuisine: Augustine, Estiatorio Milos, Hakkasan, Indian Accent, Vandal.
Live Entertainment Venue: B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, don’t tell mama, Gotham Comedy Club, Metropolitan Opera, The Box.
Maître D’ or Manager: Auerole – Valerio Arena, Daniel – Karim Guedoar, Gramercy Tavern – Paul Walsh, Marea – Sean Smith, The Water Club – Javier Rodriguez.
New Restaurant: Benjamin Steakhouse Prime, Gabriel Kreuther, Le Coq Rico, Masseria dei Vini, The Clocktower.
Restaurant Experience: Eleven Madison Park, Hunt & Fish Club, Il Gattopardo, Le Bernardin, The Sea Fire Grill.
Specialty Retailer: Bloomingdale’s, Jack’s Place, Kate Spade Madison Avenue, M&M’s World, Tiffany & Co.
Steakhouse: Angus Club Steakhouse, Bobby Van’s, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Quality Meats, Strip House.
Tour: Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Hornblower New York, CitySightseeing New York, The Levys' Unique New York!, High Quality Tours.
Tourist Attraction (tie): Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, United Nations.
Transportation Service: EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services, Go Airlink NYC, Hampton Jitney, Paris Limousine Service, Wings Air Helicopters.
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