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May212015

MAURICE DANCER: CHEF CONCIERGE, THE PIERRE NEW YORK, A TAJ HOTEL

Maurice Dancer, has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry and holds the much coveted position of Chef Concierge at the world-renowned The Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel, overlooking Central Park East on Fifth Avenue.

Destined to make his way to New York City, Dancer’s climb up the Concierge ladder was spent from 1990 to 1994.  He served as a Concierge Supervisor at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, Washington State (no longer part of the Four Seasons chain), and on the opening team as Assistant Chef Concierge at the Four Seasons Hotel, New York. Finally, fulfilling his dream, in July of 1994 he assumed the position of Chef Concierge at The Pierre New York.

His dedication has resulted in numerous awards within the Concierge community, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces.  These awards include:  Best Concierge and Best of Class award from the New York City Hotel/Motel Association, (2000 & 2009); Silver Plume Chef Concierge of the Year award from Where Magazine New York/Morris Visitor Publication, (1997 & 2007).  At Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts Dancer has been recognized as Employee of the Month in Austin, Texas; Seattle, Washington and New York, New York.  At Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces he has been recognized as department head of the quarter and department head of the year at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel.  Dancer served as the president of the prestigious professional hotel concierge organization, Les Clefs d’Or USA, Ltd from August 2007 – May 2009 and as Zone Director of the Americas, UICH – Les Clefs d’Or from 2009 – 2013. Dancer has been a member of Les Clefs D’Or since 1993 and has served on the Board of Directors as Director of Education/Public Relations and Director of Concierge Relations.  In addition, he has been a member of the New York City Association of Hotel Concierge since 1994 serving on the Board of Directors and held the office of President from 1996 - 1998. 

Aspiration/Goals:

To influence as many people as possible, to be the very best at what I do and to provide anticipatory luxurious service and delivery to guests at all times.

To provide mentorship through educational seminars

To remain positive and seek to encourage colleagues to fulfill their own goals

However I can positively influencer others, this fulfills me

Favorite:

Motto

In Service Through Friendship (also the professional motto of Les Clefs d’Or)

Do to others as you would havethem do to you

People

Martin Luther King

Andrea Facchi – she was the one who groomed me in the hotel industry and steered me towards the Concierge profile and profession

My Grandma – Annie Lee Meadie Maggie Dell Maxwell Tutton – when we grew up she was an avid reader and used to read magazines and books to me when she cared for me. She loved to find adventure books and stories and encouraged me to go out into the world and seek adventure to then come back and share it with her. Through this, I learned to love travel and all things that would lead me on a new path and teach me about new people, places and things

Places:

The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York – having been at The Pierre for so long, it truly is one of the places I dearly love

Barcelona

Rio de Janeiro

Phuket

Home! (Manhattan, NYC)

Products:

I don’t covet gadgets and really don’t have the need for extravagant jewelry, however I do love my clothes. Everything is either Armani, Ralph Lauren or Faconable. My other love is a Goo Goo Cluster .)

http://www.tajhotels.com/the-pierre/

https://www.facebook.com/ThePierreNY

 https://twitter.com/thepierreny

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