Award Candidate - Melbourne, Australia
8 Whiteman St,
Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy) 01/01/1990
How many years has the candidate been a Concierge?
How many years has the candidate been a Member of UICH?
Is this his/her first International Congress? Yes
Languages: English, Cantonese
Submitted by Mark Anderson
Secretary, Les Clefs d’Or Australia
Why are you nominating this candidate?
Matthew started his career in hospitality at the age of 18, and early memories from this time have instilled a feeling of how powerful a relationship forged by hospitality can become. For Matthew, and all of the Australian members, the Les Clefs d’Or Award is particularly memorable this year. Tony Facciolo was an inspiration in that he was a pioneer of his time, being the first Les Clefs d’Or member arriving in Australia and paved the way in developing the chapter Matthew is proud to say he am a part of. A pioneer, which became the International President of Les Clefs d’Or, being the first non-European domiciled president appointed. As the world evolves from then to now, we too as a society must. We believe Matthew is suitable for this award as he blends traditions of the past with modern day technology to provide the best service to his guests.
Describe the process you used to select your candidate:
It is another exciting year for Les Clefs d’Or Australia as we have several wonderful candidates who are eligible for the Les Clefs d’Or Award, which this year honours our Founding President, Cav. Tony Facciolo OAM. The selection process was undertaken by two of the members of the Australian executive who are also candidates from previous congresses – David Luff (President) and Mark Anderson (Secretary) along with our candidate from 2019, Josh Blake. After meeting with the eligible members to discuss the award and determine suitability, it was a group consensus that Matthew would be the best candidate to represent Australia in 2020 in New Delhi, a decision which was confirmed by the Australian executive committee.