Colin Toomey Les Clefs d'Or

Shangri-La Sydney’s Chief Concierge Colin Toomey has been elected the new global President of Les Clefs d’Or.

Toomey, who was elected President at the 62nd UICH Les Clefs d’Or congress in Mendoza, Argentina, last week, has been joined on the Executive committee by InterContinental Melbourne’s James Ridenour (General Secretary) and Jacob Detering (Assistant General Secretary).

“This year Australia has made a particularly significant mark on the association,” President of Les Clefs d’Or Australia and Chief Concierge at The Langham Melbourne, Peter McBrearty, told HM.

“Colin’s achievement is all the more noteworthy as he is in fact only the second Australian member of Les Clefs d’Or to be elected as International President since the late Tony Facciolo (co-founder of Les Clefs d’Or Australia) was elected to the role back in 1995, and he will now be overseeing a highly regarded professional organisation which currently has close to 4000 international members,” he said.

Each year members of the international hotel Concierge association UICH Les Clefs d’Or meet to develop their knowledge, take part in an educational symposium and expand their network of contacts, to further enhance their ability to meet their guests’ needs.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management