Les Clefs d’or

CHEF CONCIERGE, SOFITEL GOLD COAST BROAD­BEACH

Where Brisbane - - Contents - By Shane Ed­wards

WEL­COME TO THE Gold Coast, I look for­ward to help­ing you en­joy our patch of par­adise.

Les Clefs d’or is a world­wide so­ci­ety of pro­fes­sional concierge. Founded in Paris, France in the early 1950s, we are a unique so­ci­ety of like-minded in­di­vid­u­als striv­ing to de­liver ser­vice to the trav­eller. The pa­ram­e­ters of le­gal and moral are the guide­lines we work un­der, so the scope of which we are able to de­liver is left up to your imag­i­na­tion.

The Gold Coast is full of won­der­ful res­tau­rants, cafés and bars as well as be­ing known as Aus­tralia’s theme park cap­i­tal. The Hin­ter­land of­fers vis­i­tors a num­ber of na­ture ex­pe­ri­ences and ex­po­sure to nat­u­ral beauty or, as we like to call it, the ‘Green Be­hind the Gold’. Sun, sand and surf are three words that pretty much sum us up! We are not called the Gold Coast and Surfers Par­adise for noth­ing. Our beaches are some of the best in the world; con­stant warm tem­per­a­tures all year round make us the envy of the south­ern states. Re­mem­ber to swim be­tween the flags, as the motto goes ‘if we can’t see you we can’t save you.’

Re­cently I had the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the Ul­ti­mate Driv­ing Ex­pe­ri­ence with Gold Coast BMW at the Nor­well Mo­tor­plex, north of the Gold Coast. The Ul­ti­mate Driv­ing Ex­pe­ri­ence is a chance to re­view the true ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the BMW range in a track en­vi­ron­ment. We were able to ac­cess the tal­ent of the in­struc­tors teach­ing us the es­sen­tial skills to en­hance our own driv­ing tech­niques with on-track ex­er­cises. The on-track ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude X drive track laps and skid pan. Com­ing from a five-star ho­tel back­ground it was won­der­ful to see the sim­i­lar el­e­ments to what we try to ex­tend to you. I would like to thank Kather­ine Broad­way, Dealer Prin­ci­pal at BMW Gold Coast for the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the World of BMW.

Photo: Des­ti­na­tion Gold Coast.

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