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Concierge desk at the Mount Washington Hotel.

A concierge (French) is an employee who lives on the premises of apartment buildings and serves as a general caretaker; while the phenomenon and the term are most common in France, they can be seen elsewhere (they are notably common in the French-influenced neighborhood of Heliopolis in Cairo, Egypt). In medieval times, the concierge was an officer of the King who was charged with executing justice, with the help of his bailiffs. The term concierge evolved from the French Comte Des Cierges, The Keeper of the Candles, who tended to visiting nobles in castles of the medieval era. Image File history File links Concierge_-_Mount_Washington_Hotel. ... Image File history File links Concierge_-_Mount_Washington_Hotel. ... The Mount Washington hotel is situated near Mount Washington, in the town of Carroll. ... A red brick apartment block in central London, England, on the north bank of the Thames An apartment building, block of flats or tenement is a multi-unit dwelling made up of several (generally four or more) apartments (US) or flats (UK). ... The word caretaker may have numerous meanings, but the most common two are (1) a person or persons who cares for a property in exchange for rent-free living accommodations and (2) temporary government which takes control until a stable rule can be restored. ... Modern Heliopolis (properly known as مصر الجديدة, Miṣr al-ǧidīdah – literally New Egypt) is a district of Cairo, Egypt (not to be confused with the ancient Egyptian city of the same name. ... For other uses, see Cairo (disambiguation). ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... It has been suggested that Regents: France and French States be merged into this article or section. ... Bailiff (from Late Latin bajulivus, adjectival form of bajulus) is a governor or custodian (cf. ...


In 19th century and early 20th century apartment buildings, particularly in Paris, the concierge, often a middle-aged woman, had a small apartment on the ground floor and was able to monitor all comings and goings. However, such settings are now extremely rare; most concierges in small or middle-sized buildings have been replaced by the part-time services of door-staff. These are less costly and less intrusive. Some larger apartment buildings or groups of buildings retain the use of a concierge, without the traditional disposition whereas the concierge saw all comings and goings. The concierge may, for instance, keep the mail of absented dwellers; be entrusted with the keys of apartments in cases of emergencies in the absence of the inhabitant; and other services. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... This article is about the capital of France. ...


In hotels, a concierge assists guests with various tasks like making restaurant reservations, arranging for spa services, procurement of tickets to special events and assisting with various travel arrangements and tours of interesting places to visit. In upscale establishments, a concierge is often expected to "achieve the impossible," dealing with any request a guest may have, no matter how apocryphal or strange, relying on an extensive list of personal contacts with various local merchants and service providers. For other uses, see Hotel (disambiguation). ...


Hotel concierge staff have their own professional association, called Les Clefs d'Or ("The Golden Keys"). It was formed in France in the October 1929.[1] It now reaches to over 3000 members in over 50 countries. Members can be distinguished by the gold keys they display on their lapels such as G William Egan (concierge of the year).


The owners and operators of concierge and errand service businesses are supported and advocated by the non-profit International Concierge and Errand Association and the National Concierge Association. These associations serve their members through essential resources, continuing education, networking opportunities and other professional endeavors.


Today there are numerous independently owned and operated concierge companies. Many of these companies provide errand services, as well as informational services for their members. Services include informational requests, setting dinner reservations, making telephone calls, researching travel arrangements and more. Typically, concierge companies will bill on an hourly rate, and depending upon the type of task at hand fees can fluctuate drastically. Other companies have reinvented the business model by billing a flat monthly fee based upon the number of requests a member is allowed to place each month. The number of independently owned concierge companies has skyrocketed as the start up costs and barriers of entry are quite feasible for many entrepreneurs. Concierges also entertain their clients and take them through adventures.


References

  1. ^ http://www.conciergeclefsdor.com

External links

  • The International Concierge and Errand Association
  • The National Concierge Association
  • UICH Les Clefs d'Or
  • Les Clefs d'Or USA
  • Les Clefs d'Or Canada
  • Les Clefs d'Or New Zealand
  • Les Clefs d'Or Hellas
  • Les Clefs d'Or Singapore

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concierge - definition of concierge in Encyclopedia (215 words)
A concierge (French), in French apartment buildings, is an employee who lives on the premises and serves as a janitor and general caretaker.
In 19th century and early 20th century apartment buildings, particularly in Paris, the concierge, often a middle-aged lady, had a small apartment on the ground floor and was able to monitor all comings and goings.
The concierge may, for instance, keep the mail of absented dwellers; be entrusted with the keys of apartments in cases of emergencies in the absence of the inhabitant; and other services.
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