Simon Thomas of the Lanesborough London has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement accolade at the annual MVP Concierge Awards.
He led the winners at the 2019 awards presentation held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, last week.
Thomas, who has been head concierge at the Lanesborough London for five years, was honoured for a 32-year career which began when he joined Grosvenor House hotel as a page boy in 1987. He subsequently went on to work at the Park Tower, Knightsbridge; Royal Garden, Kensington; Renaissance Chancery Court (now the Rosewood London); and Brown’s hotel, Mayfair; before joining the Lanesborough in 2014. Thomas is past international president of the international executive committee of ls clefs d’or
The full list of winners include:
Lifetime Achievement - Simon Thomas, the Lanesborough, London
London Concierge of the Year - Jamie McDowall, Belmond Cadogan, London
Young Concierge of the Year - Judith Van Der Heijden, Rosewood London
Regional Concierge of the Year - Sarah Gaskin, the Headland, Newquay, Cornwall
In Service Through Friendship Award - Andrew Sturge, Flemings Mayfair, London
Associate Member of the Year - Chris Pourgarides, Evan Evans Tours
The MVP Concierge Awards are run by Morris Visitor Publications in conjunction with the Society of the Golden Keys Great Britain.
Image: back row from left to right: Thomas, McDowall, Pougarides; front row, left to right: Van Der Heijden, Madeleine Calon - president of the Society of the Golden Keys Great Britain, Gaskin, Sturg.
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