San Diego, CA (November 29, 2015) – Mrs. Lydia Montez: concierge at the Park Hyatt Aviara, 2015 Vice President of the San Diego Concierge Association and newly elected 2016 President, just received her golden keys and is now the newest member of Les Clefs d’Or USA!
Les Clefs d’Or is an international concierge association recognized by the crossed golden keys worn on the lapels of their member’s uniforms. To become a member, one must be well connected within their community, have at least five years of service as a concierge in a hotel lobby, and undergo extensive testing from Les Clefs d’Or USA. The exam process is very consuming and the acceptance standards are very stringent, only accepting the most perfect candidates into the organization. The purpose of Les Clefs d’Or USA is to foster the professional development of concierges in the hotel industry by promoting tourism and adhering to the highest ethical standards of service for hotel guests.
Originally from Houston, Texas, Lydia Montez moved to San Diego at the end of 2006 and began her career as a hotel concierge at The Four Seasons Aviara Resort. She has severed on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Concierge Association for several years and in various positions. After two years as Vice President of the SDCA, Lydia will take on the role as President in 2016. Lydia is incredibly excited about beginning the New Year as a Les Clefs d’Or Member. When asked what obtaining her keys means to her, she said, “Having my keys means that I am able to share my passion and love of being a Concierge with others who are dedicated to our profession. I represent not only the Concierge profession as a whole, but also the SDCA, my fellow associates, the Park Hyatt Aviara, the city of San Diego and now Les Clefs d’Or USA. I understand that as a Concierge, I am a small but important part of a larger picture and long history.”