Best of Tourism & Hospitality in NYC: The 2018 Concierge Choice AwardsAugust 31, 2018 - by City Guide News Desk
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 York—Times Square; Cipriani at Sherry Netherland Hotel; The NoMad Restaurant at The NoMad Hotel
Who owns the night in NYC?
48 Lounge; Feinstein's/54 Below; LAVO; The Metropolitan Opera, The Box
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
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
A scene from the 2017 Concierge Choice Awards.
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