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Colonnade Hotel’s Joaquin Pastora Named Concierge of the Year
by the Greater Miami Convention Center and Visitors Bureau
CORAL GABLES, Fla., December 11, 2006—Davidson Hotel Company announced that Joaquin Pastora of the Colonnade Hotel has been named “Concierge of the Year” by the Greater Miami Convention Center and Visitors Bureau and the South Florida Concierge Association.

“Joaquin has been with the Colonnade since 1995 and has proven to be one of our most engaging employees, as is evidenced by this well deserved recognition,” said Ramon Dominguez, front office manager.  “Seemingly no guest request has proven too impossible for Joaquin, whether it was having flowers delivered overnight to Argentina in time for Mother’s Day or finding a minister for a couple within four hours of their marriage.”

Prior to joining the hotel as a bellman, Pastora was bellman at The Intercontinental Hotel, one of the most prestigious five-star hotels in Latin America.  In May 2000, he was awarded “Bell Person of the Year” from among 150 South Florida hotels.  Outside of the hotel, Pastora is involved with the Southern Florida Concierge Association and is editor of the City of Coral Gables Concierge Index.  Joaquin also won the “Power of One” award from Omni Hotels in 1999 and 2002.

The four-diamond Colonnade Hotel is located in the heart of Coral Gables. The hotel currently is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation to convert to the Westin brand January 4, 2007.

Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Davidson Hotel Company is an award-winning, full-service hotel owner and third-party management company that provides management, development/renovation, acquisition, consulting and accounting expertise for the hospitality industry. 

Contact:

Cyndi Carl
Davidson Hotel Company
(901) 821-4155
ccarl@davidsonhotels.com

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Also See: The Carlyle Group and Davidson Hotel Company to Convert the 157-room Colonnade Hotel to The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables / March 2006
The Arden Group, Gemstone Resorts Form Joint Venture to Acquire and Operate Two Hotels; Omni Colonnade and The Savoy / Jan 2002
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