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Concierge Q&A

Trevor Proude is head concierge at the newly renovated Radisson Hotel. He’s a Les Clefs d'Or concierge, proudly wearing the golden keys on his uniform every day. He’s also a limo driver and drummer, playing with local bands on occasion.

Trevor Proude is head concierge at the newly renovated Radisson Hotel. He’s a Les Clefs d’Or concierge, proudly wearing the golden keys on his uniform every day. He’s also a limo driver and drummer, playing with local bands on occasion.

What’s the best thing about summer in Halifax?

The best thing about August is also my favourite thing during summer…the Halifax International Buskers Festival. It continues through August 7. There are excellent street performers from all around the world; it’s great for the entire family.

What do you like the most about being a concierge?

The best part of my job would have to be the feeling of satisfaction I get from helping the guests, listening and paying attention to their wants and needs is important. I love when they leave with a smile on their face. It’s why I continue to do what I do.

What’s the most unusual thing you’ve been asked in your job?

A visitor once asked to have an antique tea set placed in his room prior to the guests arrival. I found one at Urban Cottage antique shop on Granville Street. To my surprise the guest loved it so much he took it on tour with him around the world! I can’t tell you who it is.

Where would you go for a relaxing night out with friends?

I would recommend The Carleton and the Seahorse Tavern (if you’re a local music scene lover) or Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub, with its imported furnishings and décor straight from Ireland. Great food/drinks at both places located on Argyle Street, the entertainment district. You can’t go wrong!

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