Meetings Focus | 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.

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.

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.

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

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

Hawaii Island is full of adventure. Quirky places include green sand beaches, black sand beaches, Twilight at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Summit of Mauna Kea where you'll find amazing sunsets and the largest number of observatories in the world.

Rancho Valencia's philosophy of dedication and commitment to improving personal wellness has lead to the development of classes focusing on high-performance fitness.

I love some of the local speakeasies. My favorite one in the Belltown neighborhood is Bathtub Gin & Co and then Needle and Thread in Capitol Hill.
Ala Moana Beach Park and Wakiki Beach are ideal settings to take a stroll and enjoy the beautiful scenery Honolulu has to offer.
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