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Best of Tourism & Hospitality in NYC: The 2018 Concierge Choice Awards

August 31, 2018 - by City Guide News Desk
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In a major annual event for New York tourism, Davler Media Group will honor the 2018 winners for the Concierge Choice Awards at a gala ceremony on October 1st at Tribeca Rooftop. City Guide, New York City’s tourism magazine and digital media company, will host the New York hospitality industry’s most prestigious awards gala. 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.

2017 concierge choice awars

Sister establishments Benjamin Steakhouse Prime and The Sea Fire Grill were recognized as winners in 2017'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. 2018 marks the twelfth annual gala event. The evening also goes to support good causes, as contributions to charities will be made from the proceeds.

The CCA Finalists for 2018 are listed below.

Tourist Attraction

Enterprise Photo intrepid

Intrepid photo by Svetlana Jovanovic.

With many fantastic New York City venues, which one creates the best overall experience that guests return to the concierges gushing about the most?

Brooklyn Museum; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; One World Observatory; Tenement Museum; Whitney Museum of American Art


What tour service creates the best experience including information, convenience, and fun?

Big Bus; CitySightseeing New York; Entertainment Cruises/Spirit Cruises & Bateaux; The Levys’ Unique New York!; Manhattan by Sail


What's the best steakhouse in New York City?

Benjamin Steakhouse; Bobby Van’s; Keens Steakhouse; Smith & Wollensky; Strip House

New Venue

Showing the vibrancy of tourism in New York City, more attractions and venues have opened in the same year than ever before.

Brooklyn Steel; National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey; NFL Experience; Opry City Stage; SPYSCAPE; VR World NYC

Specialty Retailer

The distinctive store that offers guests a combination of unique products and great shopping experiences. These retailers leave shoppers with lasting memories of New York City shopping.

B&H Photo Video; Century 21; Jack’s Place; M&M’S World; Tiffany & Co.

Family Friendly Experience

Destinations that make traveling with children a superior experience are important contributors to the NYC hospitality industry.

American Museum of Natural History; Bronx Zoo; Ellen’s Stardust Diner; Gulliver’s Gate; The New York Botanical Garden; The Rink at Rockefeller Center

New Restaurant

The best new epicurean arrival on the NYC dining scene; based on cuisine, service, ambience, who is the best new addition?

4 Charles Prime Rib; American Cut Steakhouse Midtown; Don Angie; Le Coq Rico; Lilia

Health & Beauty

Salons, spas, fitness, medical, and more that offer guests the best overall experience.

Allure Day Spa & Hair Salon; Federico Salon & Spa; Guerlain Spa; Linhart Dentistry; Scott J. Aveda Salon Soho

Rooftop Bar

230 Fifth Avenue

The establishment that is the best place to relax with a cocktail after a full day of NYC shopping, touring, or exploring cultural institutions.

1 Rooftop Garden & Bar; 230 Fifth (above); Bar SixtyFive; Mr. Purple; Refinery Rooftop; The Top of the Standard

Entertainment Service

The ticket service who can find the best seats, provide the most efficient service, and help guests procure that hard-to-find ticket.

New York Entertainment; Oscar’s Resources; Prominent Tickets; Star Tickets; Wall Street Entertainment

Hotel Restaurants

Not just a place to lay your head, hotels provide some of the best dining experiences. Which one stands out?

Ai Fiore at Langham Place Hotel on Fifth Ave.; Augustine at The Beekman Hotel; Blue Fin at W New YorkTimes Square; Cipriani at Sherry Netherland Hotel; The NoMad Restaurant at The NoMad Hotel

Nightlife Experience

Who owns the night in NYC?

48 Lounge; Feinstein's/54 Below; LAVO; The Metropolitan Opera, The Box

Restaurant Experience

The best overall dining experience in a city that is one the world's eating meccas. Based on the feedback from millions of guests, concierges are the qualified to make this judgment.

Daniel; Gramercy Tavern; Hunt & Fish Club; Le Bernardin; The Polo Bar

Transportation Service

Many services make it easy to get around NYC by land, sea, or air; which one offers the greatest experience and value?

EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services; Go Airlink NYC; Hampton Jitney; Helicopter Flight Services; Wings Air Helicopters

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A scene from the 2017 Concierge Choice Awards.

About Davler Media Group 

Davler Media Group specializes in creating print and online media that help NYC-area residents and visitors make superior choices about how to spend their time and money. Davler's media offers targeted guides, listings, directories, and award-winning editorial content that is both timely and comprehensive. 

NYMetroParents’ print magazines (Big Apple Parent, Brooklyn Parent, Long Island Parent —Nassau edition, Long Island Parent—Suffolk edition, Queens Parent, Rockland Parent, Staten Island Parent, and Westchester Parent) and its online media reach approximately 1 million parents each month. 

Mitzvah Market is the largest and most authoritative resource dedicated to providing invaluable information to families planning bar and bat mitzvahs through a website, magazine and five event showcases during the year.

Metrosource is a regional media brand synonymous with style, which has been proudly serving the modern metropolitan LGBTQ community for over 25 years. 

Mommybites provides new and expectant parents with a community in which to grow, develop, share, and learn.

Thought Gallery provides a unique resource to help discover and schedule smart things to do in New York City.

City Guide, the leading publication serving the NYC visitor market, publishes more than 3,100,000 copies annually and serves millions of page views for New Yorkers and New York visitors alike. For more information, log onto

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