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24-Hour Concierge Service Provides the Luxury of Time
November 01, 2007
Category: Travel Concierge
Concierge services are popping up all over. A service that was once reserved for large, high-end luxury hotels is now making appearances at smaller, luxury resorts and also working its way into the real estate market for second homes, luxury condominiums, and more. In fact, many companies are now offering concierge services to their employees as an attractive benefit. These services now come in almost as many varieties as the chores and errands they help to get done.
Concierge Services Are Not New
The derivation of the word concierge can be tracked to feudal times where the “comte des cierges” were the “keepers of the candles” and handled all palace coordination. In the middle ages, the word took on a similar meaning and evolved into the “keeper of the keys” for castles and noted government buildings. What has not changed is the concierge’s desire to serve and their ability to handle the smallest detail or the largest affair.
Today, concierge services provide everything from restaurant advice and travel arrangements to dry cleaning pick up and leisure activity scheduling. However, a number of factors have recently combined to make concierge services more diverse, more attractive and more accessible to a wider array of people.
Concierges are now available to take care of virtually all of life’s distractions and are widely accessible and rapidly evolving.
“Our unique 24-hour Concierge Condo service stands ready to meet your every need with a menu of outstanding guest services,” James Gibson, Managing Director, of The Residences at Biltmore, in Asheville, NC, said. “Our services are as diverse as Asheville itself.”
Concierge Condo is the “world at your fingertips” and The Residences at Biltmore takes pride in offering a diverse spectrum of services to its guests who enjoy luxurious suites with fully-equipped kitchens in a home-like atmosphere.
Travel Concierge: At Your Service
Today’s modern-day concierge can handle just about anything. Services can be customized for the business traveler, leisure traveler, and even for those on family vacation. Busy employees can take advantage of home concierge services to provide them with more free time when they are not working. Here is a sampling of services to whet your appetite:
•Event tickets: theatre, music, or sporting events
•Site seeing tours: bus or limousine
•Family activity scheduling
•Package delivery services
•Pet sitting, grooming and walking
•Personal shopping including item returns
•Personal banking service
•Gift baskets-gourmet food/fruit and more
One satisfied guest at The Residences at Biltmore had rented a luxury condominium in Asheville while helping her sister move. She was so busy assisting her sister that she had little time to tend to her own personal needs and daily activities.
“We were so satisfied to return to The Residences at Biltmore at the end of a tiring day,” Susan Weeks of Charleston, SC, said. “What a pleasure it was to have the little details taken care of. We will definitely make a point of returning for a pleasure trip sometime very soon.”
Whether you are seeking to save time and get more business done, to enhance a travel experience or to enjoy more time with your family, concierge services are quickly becoming the wave of the service future and more and more people are cashing in their errands for time.