Interview with Virginia Casale Intl’ President of Les Clefs d’Or | Boston, United States | Carlos Melia interviews Virginia Casale – International President of Les Clefs d’Or and Concierge at the SOFITEL Hotel in Montreal, Canada. BeenThereDoneThat interview series, this time come to Boston, Massachusetts for the Les Clefs d’Or USA Gala Diner which took place at the Seaport World Trade Center, gathering the ELITE of Hotel Concierges from the United States section. Virginia Casale has been recently elected as International President, with 2 challenging years ahead of her, traveling around the world networking and bridging eduction. Continue reading Interview with Virginia Casale Intl’ President of Les Clefs d’Or
Warm Welcome to Virginia Casale new Les Clefs d’Or International President | from CarlosMeliaBlog.com | I want to personally extend my CONGRATULATIONS, RESPECT and WARM WELCOME to Viriginia Casale new International President of Les Clefs d’Or. It is a pleasure to know you as a professional and more over as a person. I am proud and excited to be part of your team, assisting you and Les Clefs d’Or family with Social Media and being the Webmaster of Les Clefs d’Or Blog. WELCOME. !!!! CM (picture above Left to Right: Virginia Casale International President of Les Clefs d’Or, Michael Romei General Secretary and Chief Concierge of The Waldorf Towers and Carlos Melia).
( Original post source: Les Clefs d’Or Blog ) At our recent UICH Les Clefs d’Or International Congress in Toronto, Ontario Canada: Virginia Casale was elected as our new International President. Virginia is the first Canadian to be elected International President and the second time for a female International President. With more than 25 years of experience in the hotel industry and a member of Les Clefs d’Or for more than 20 years; Virginia has worked at several prime luxury hotels in Montreal and has been Concierge at the Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile since its opening in 2002.
Virginia has been very involved with our organization Les Clefs d’Or for many years beginning with the local chapter in Montreal then representing all of Canada as President. She has attended virtually every International Congress since becoming a member; has served with distinction on our UICH International Executive Committee: As General Secretary for several years and then 1st Vice President for the past two years before being elected International President. (picture above Virginia Casale with Robert Watson, former International President)
Virginia was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Italian parents; she is first generation Italian-Canadian. She is a graduate of McGill University with a BA in Languages and Linguistic Studies. Virginia is married to a wonderful husband Sam and has a beautiful 4 1/2 year old daughter Alessia. Please Welcome Our New International President Virginia Casale!! (picture above from Left to Right: Hugo Legrand newly elected President Les Clefs d”or Canada and Chef Concierge of the Sofitel Montral, Robert Gaymer-Jones President and CEO of Sofitel Luxury Hotels and Resorts, Virginia Casale International President and Simon Stewart also Concierge at the Sofitel Montreal.)
Les Clefs d’Or open to Social Media | New York, United States | Les Clefs d’Or being one of the most traditional organizations in the Hospitality industry, shows its friendly attitude to modern trends and technology, considering new ways to promote their organization, as well as network and communicate with their over 4 thousand international members. For this they have asked for my expert advice on this matter, to assist them designing and creating a Social Network linking the ELITE of Concierges worldwide. CM by Carlos Melia together with Virginia Casale – Chef Concierge Sofitel Montreal and current 1st. Vice President for Les Clefs d’Or and Michael Romei – Chef Concierge The Waldorf Towers and General Secretary for Les Clefs d’Or, have meet in New York City to discuss the new LCD Blog, Facebook, Twitter and future aspects of our networking and communications.
It is an honor for me to be approached and considered by such an prestigious international organization, to help them embrace new trends and communication techniques. Coming from the Hospitality industry myself, I have for many years looked up and admired the work that Les Clefs d’Or have done worldwide since 1929. This is part of my new Mainstream & Gay Strategic Communication, Marketing and Social Media Consulting services for Travel and Hospitality related companies at CM by Carlos Melia | carlosmeliablog.com .
We have recently launched the Les Clefs d’Or Blog ( www.lesclefsdor.wordpress.com ), and also the Facebook and Twitter account. Please join and interact. More to come soon. !!!!
For those not yet familiar with Les Clefs d’Or, this non-profit organization represents and connects the ELITE of Concierges worldwide. You can recognize Clefs d’Or concierges by the keys they display on the lapels of their uniforms. These crossed gold keys are more than just the symbol of the organization — they are the symbol of guaranteed, quality service. CM