St. Sophia’s 35th Annual Greek Festival

Saint Sophia’s Wendy Kallergis and Silvia Hados appeared this morning on NBC’s “6 In The Mix” television show to promote the upcoming Greek Festival (Feb. 22-24). They are joined by the show’s host, Roxanne Vargas.

Please join Wendy and St. Sophia Greek Othodox Cathedral for their 35th annual Greek festival starting at 11 am on Friday and going through Sunday at 9pm.

SFCA Luncheon at The James Royal Palm

Osa Mallo, Spa Director, Mandarin Oriental Miami, Constance Collins, Founder & President, The Sundari Foundation, Vicky Reyes, Chief Concierge, Menin Hotels, Virgina Casale, President, UICH Les Clefs d'Or, Nina Eberlijn,  Concierge, Mandarin Oriental Miami, Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, GMBHA, Maria Magda De Quesada, Bloomingdale's, Jeff Lehman, General Manager, The Betsy Hotel,  and Roberta Nedry, President and Founder, Hospitality Excellence.

Osa Mallo, Spa Director, Mandarin Oriental Miami, Constance Collins, Founder & President, The Sundari Foundation, Vicky Reyes, Chief Concierge, Menin Hotels, Virgina Casale, President, UICH Les Clefs d’Or, Nina Eberlijn, Concierge, Mandarin Oriental Miami, Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, GMBHA, Maria Magda De Quesada, Bloomingdale’s, Jeff Lehman, General Manager, The Betsy Hotel,
and Roberta Nedry, President and Founder, Hospitality Excellence.

Bravo to Vicky Reyes, Chief Concierge, Menin Hotels, and Nina Eberlijn, Concierge, Mandarin Oriental Miami, of the Southern Florida Concierge Association for coordinating a luncheon at The James Royal Palm, featuring Mrs. Virginia Casale, the 2nd woman president of UICH Les Clefs d’Or. With over 150 in attendance, the guests enjoyed the panel discussion, comprised of hospitality leaders. I was fortunate to serve as the moderator for this very prestigious group

 

January Networker at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach – January 24, 2013

Michael Rock, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, GMBHA, Jonathan Layton, Layton's Umbrellas, Raj Singh, General Manager, Sea View Hotel, and Sase Gjorsovski,General Manager, Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach

Michael Rock, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, GMBHA, Jonathan Layton, Layton’s Umbrellas, Raj Singh, General Manager, Sea View Hotel, and Sase Gjorsovski,General Manager, Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach

A special thanks to Mike Rock, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton South Beach for hosting our January reception at the DiLido Beach Club and to Jonathan Layton, Layton’s Umbrellas, for sponsoring the event.

Art Deco Hotel Walking Tour – January 31, 2013

GMBHA members listen to George Neary, VP Cultural Development, GMCVB, as he illustrates the Art Deco history of The Setai Miami Beach. We also toured W South Beach and The Raleigh.

GMBHA members listen to George Neary, VP Cultural Development, GMCVB, as he illustrates the Art Deco history of The Setai Miami Beach. We also toured W South Beach and The Raleigh.

Our 4th Art Deco Hotel Walking Tour, graciously hosted by George Cozonis, General Manager, W South Beach, Guenter Richter, Managing Director, The Setai Miami Beach, and Thomas Meding, Area Manager, The Raleigh Hotel, was a very enjoyable event. We couldn’t do it without our dear friend and partner George Neary, VP Cultural Development, GMCVB.

 

Ladies who Lunch

Julie Grimes, Managing Partner, Hilton Bentley, Wendy Kallergis, GMBHA, Peggy Benua, GM, Dream South Beach, Lina Santiago, Sales Promotions & Comm. Relations Manager, Lucy Martin, GM, Shore Club, Linda Geyer, GM, Trump International Beach Resort

Julie Grimes, Managing Partner, Hilton Bentley, Wendy Kallergis, GMBHA, Peggy Benua, GM, Dream South Beach, Lina Santiago, Sales Promotions & Comm. Relations Manager, Lucy Martin, GM, Shore Club, Linda Geyer, GM, Trump International Beach Resort

The women of the GMBHA Board of Directors met for lunch at Serafina inside Dream South Beach.