What Is a Concierge Service?

Lives today are busier than ever before, which means that balancing professional and domestic responsibilities has become nearly impossible for many people with packed schedules. Hiring a concierge service, such as Westchester Home Management, is one way that high-power individuals manage to stay on top of everything that they need to get done. From managing vacation homes to picking up groceries and everything in-between, a concierge service allows you to get on with your busy life without having to worry about anything being overlooked. In this blog post from Westchester Home Management, we further discuss what exactly a concierge service is and how it can help you live your best life possible. Contact us today to get started with our services in Westchester County, Putnam County, and Fairfield County in New York.

The History of Concierges

The first mention of concierges is in Medieval French literature. Many people believe that the word means “keeper of keys,” and, indeed, during the Middle Ages concierges did just that for the families and castles of kings. These attendants were trusted members of the royal court who kept the castle candles properly lit at all times and ensured that guests had everything they needed during their stay. By the 1800s, concierges went outside the castle to service various types of buildings in Europe, including apartments in Paris and government offices. Concierges as hotel porters did not emerge until the late 19th-century, alongside the rise of leisure tourism in Europe.

Concierges Today

Although today we continue to primarily associate the word “concierge” with hotel attendants, modern concierges actually do any task that their clients are too busy to do themselves. The position is very similar to that of a personal assistant, with the exception that a concierge service may be a company of people, rather than a single individual. Some of the many types of clients who enjoy our high-end concierge services include business executives, bank managers, and even celebrities. Typical concierge services today include:

  • Property management services for luxury estates, weekend homes, and full-time residences, including property maintenance, contractor supervision, weekly inspections, 24/7 alarm response, construction management, and more.

  • Travel services, including arranging tickets, acquiring visas, booking hotels, planning excursions, scheduling business meetings, and more

  • Running errands, such as picking up groceries, dry cleaning, or fresh flowers

  • Planning, setting up, and breaking down parties, fundraisers, and other events

  • Transportation arrangements and help with car issues, such as maintenance and repairs

  • Childcare arrangements and transportation of children

Hire Westchester Home Management for Property and Lifestyle Management Services

Whether you’re the owner of a luxury home looking to make sure that your investment stays in top shape, even when you’re not there, or you need everyday services from one of New York’s top concierge providers, Westchester Home Management is here to help. Our team of dedicated high-end concierges has the expertise and experience you need to keep your busy life in order. We provide services to individuals, families, and property owners in Westchester County, Putnam County, and Fairfield County in New York. Get in touch with us now to learn more.