Les Clefs d’Or Award

The Les Clefs d’Or Award was first established at the 55th Les Clefs d’Or International Congress in Denmark, in 2008, as the “Andy Pongo Award” to honour the memory Andy Pongco. The award aims to recognise and encourage young members to become active participants in our worldwide society. The prize for the recipient of the Award is an invitation to the next Les Clefs d’Or International Congress.

Nomination Guidelines:

  • A “Clefs d’Or” member
  • Under 36 years of age
  • Participating at his/her very first international congress
  • Nominated by his/her member section
  • Fluent in English
  • Must have the title “Concierge”
  • The application must include a scanned copy of the candidate’s business card. Candidates will also be required to present a business card at the personal interview.
  • We look forward celebrating future nominees and winners and recognising the elite’s of tomorrow’s Les Clefs d’Or Concierge.


Get in touch with the Swiss General secreatry to get more information about the award.

Swiss candidates

Raphaëlle Grandgirard

Raphaëlle participated in 2019 during the international congress in Cannes at the Les Clefs d’Or award and is the first Swiss winner.
Congratulations Rapha

Raphaëlle is since 2020 the Swiss general secretary and lead the jury during the 2022 award. She is now member of the UICH mermbership  commission.

Pierre Felipe Valladares

Pierre Felipe won the Swiss  concierge award in October 2022 in Lugano. He represented Switzerland in March 2023 in Istanbul during the international concierge award. Pierre is part of the board of the Geneva section.

Alexander Piderit

Alexander participated in 2016 in Dubai at the award as first Swiss candiate.

Alexander is section president of the section Graubünden and Chef concierge at the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz.

You can find all the winners of the Les Clefs d’Or award on the Website of the Union Internationale des Concierge d’Hôtels