The 2014 Concierge of the Year Awards dinner was held at the Purple Room, courtesy of owners Tony Marchese and Mark VanLaanen. The 2014 Concierge of the Year was awarded to Carol Ragognetti, Concierge at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage. Ragognetti was nominated by her peers and selected by judges Sara O’Flynn, Elizabeth Wholihan, Barbara Keller, Jennifer Douheret and Tracy Worthington. Ragognetti received a diamond pin courtesy of Raju Mehta of El Paseo Jewelers and a $1,000 check from Palm Springs Life.
The concierge’s were treated to cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a delicious and creative three-course dinner. The Michael Holmes Trio, who provided music and entertainment, had the Purple Room jumping.
Photography by David Crotty