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The Life of a Concierge: Top 3 Strangest Requests!

Could you imagine what it’s like to be a concierge of a 4- star hotel? A Concierge helps assist with anything and everything that you could think of: from food recommendations, things to do, and places to see to arranging car services and giving directions around the city.  Our Chef Concierge, Charlie Loor, here at Hotel Chandler, shared that being a concierge has certainly been a rewarding experience.  He has been able to help guests have an unforgettable and unparalleled experience in NYC.  On the other hand, he’s also heard of some very outrageous and unusual requests! Here are Charlie’s top 3 strangest requests as a Concierge:

Surprise Wedding Proposal

The Concierge: Charlie Loor, Hotel Chandler

“I had a guest who was going to propose to his fiancé and ask if I could arrange a horse and carriage ride through the streets of New York. He wanted someone to jump in the carriage and surprise her with the ring so that he could ask her to marry him. I contacted our friend that does the horse and carriage tours in the city. After careful planning and having someone that would be ideal for this request. I put it all together for him having a fellow colleague coordinate with the driver of the carriage pull up to a stop light and my colleague jumped on the carriage and sang “amore” (the song was my idea) he caught her off guard as he proposed. This one could be the most difficult one I’ve had to arrange thus far.”

Movies on the Beach—with No Sand

The Concierge: A group of staff, the Ritz Carlton Cancun Mexico

“In 2001, a wealthy older guest staying with his family and personal chef at this elegant oceanfront property wanted to watch a movie on the beach—without having to step on the sand. “We decided to order a whole lot of carpets,” says the hotel’s public relations manager, Paulina Feltrin. “They needed to be white to match the color of sand. It was summer and there’s not much need for carpets here, but we located a dozen and laid them out all along the beach, along with a large movie screen and cinema-style seating. The entire family watched the film under the stars, and no one got their feet wet or dirty.””

Poisonous Fish Removal

The Concierge: Abdul, Four Season Resort Seychelles

“A Russian guest at this sparkling beach resort in the Seychelles recently demanded that the hotel remove a fish from the sea so he could be comfortable enough to swim. The offending creature, a lionfish, is indeed venomous, but it’s so common in these waters that divers specifically stay at the hotel for the chance to see one. This was explained, but “the guest was still not happy,” says Manaf, the hotel’s recreation manager. “In the end my staff had to spend a morning snorkeling through the waters looking for the creature. We told him they had all swum away. Only then was he satisfied.””

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Cyber Monday Offers 30-50% Savings in Midtown Manhattan


The deals don’t stop when Black Friday is over. Come Cyber Monday, the savings get better and you don’t even have to change out of your pajamas or queue up for a noisy department store.

To save 30-50% on Manhattan hotel stays, simply visit our Cyber Monday Sale to receive an alert for all the savings you can take advantage of on December 2, 2013. Use your discount at Hotel Chandler or any the other hotels in the Triumph Hotels collection to get the best value for your New York City vacation – from Tribeca to the Upper West Side.

Cyber Monday Details:

  • Save 30% on stays of two or more nights
  • Save 50% off premium rooms and suites during “Power Hour”

Stay and save with Hotel Chandler and enjoy complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access, high-end dining, a modern fitness center and comfortable accommodations in a 1905 Beaux Arts building. Our Midtown boutique hotel is within walking distance of the city’s best attractions, including Madison Square Garden, Bryant Park and the Empire State Building.

Don’t forget to sign up for Cyber Monday savings at Hotel Chandler.

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