Concierge Insights

Each featured ‘Concierge Insights’ piece represents a short Q&A with the concierge of a quality hotel property, looking at special requests they’ve handled in the past, nearby nightlife, recommended group dining and more.

Anthony Mancuso, head concierge of the Bungalow Hotel shares what Long Branch, N.J. property can offer as well as an insider’s look at the best of the local scene.

Hotel Palomar San Diego beer concierge Astrid Naujokaitis – yes, BEER concierge - is the go-to and know-it-all for everything and anything related to San Diego’s beverage of choice. But Naujokaitis’s expertise goes beyond the brews and she can assist with plans and recommendations for attractions, restaurants, activates and more for the Southern California destination.

St. Anthony Hotel concierge Jeff Moon shares his tourist tips for San Antonio activities and dining.

Omni Dallas Hotel concierge Kris Wood has been recognized by Les Clefs d’Or—the only international association of professional hotel concierges in the world. A concierge at the hotel for six years, Wood officially received his “keys of gold” this summer, signifying professionalism and experience, dedicated to superior guest satisfaction.

For those looking for a vigorous walk, the road from Paresa down to Kamala and back which is about 10 km and a really good cardio work out with, of course, stunning views.

One unusual request I had was to arrange a group picnic at Central Park to include wine, fruit, and a variety of cheese, blankets, and picnic baskets, all on a nice spot on the Great Lawn in Central Park. I arranged this for a party of 11 guests.

Williamsburg in Brooklyn has tons of amazing brunch spots and for the best dim sum, I recommend heading to Doyers Street in Chinatown.

Coronado Island, along Orange Ave. has quaint shops and restaurants and can be reached by ferry which departs right near the hotel.

Waikiki is a world renowned beach filled with guests all wanting to master the Hawaiian art of he`e nalu or surfing. At night, this historic beach transforms itself from a sun tanning, surf riding Mecca to a quiet and romantic stroll along the beach.

I have a world of information about Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and I truly enjoy sharing this information with our guests.

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