The Les Clefs d’Or Award was first established at the 55th Les Clefs d’Or International Congress in Denmark, 2008, as the “Andy Pongco Award” to honour the memory Andy Pongco. The award aims to recognise and encourage young members to become active participants in our worldwide society. This year's award was in honour of Andre Damonte.
The prize for the recipient of the Award is an invitation to the next Les Clefs d’Or International Congress (registration and airfare included). All countries are encouraged to nominate a young member.
- A “Clefs d’Or” member
- Under 36 years of age
- Participating at his/her very first international congress
- Nominated by his/her member section
- Fluent in English
- Must have the title “Concierge”
- The application must include a scanned copy of the candidate’s business card. Candidates will also be required to present a business card at the personal interview.
The candidates will complete an open book written exam on the history of Les Clefs d’Or, geography and general hotel knowledge to assess the skills they use everyday while working at their Concierge Desk and assisting guests. They will write an essays on their interest in the profession and their aspirations. At the congress, the candidate will have an interview with members of the Award Committee. The candidates' personal presentation will play a major part in the final outcome of this friendly contest.
We look forward celebrating future nominees and winners and recognising the elite's of tomorrow’s Les Clefs d’Or Concierge.