There are few people who don’t appreciate a quality hotel stay. Some folks might go grab a hotel room without going on vacation just for the experience away. Depending on where you are, the bed and showers may feel better than what you’re used to at home and somebody comes to clean up every day. However, when you are well-to-do and have a little money at your disposal and looking for a place to stay, you want the best of the best. The swanky Dream Downtown, in Manhattan has all the amenities to satisfy the wealthy hotel hopper. To give a sense of the swag at hand, when patrons book a room, a “vibes curator” gathers information from you to set a suitable mood with the patron’s preferred lighting, decor and music. The Dream’s director of guest services Vaughn Davis implemented a new service in the hotel for its baller clients: a sneaker concierge service.
With this sneaker concierge service, people staying in one of the hotel’s pricier pads can order some of the hottest sneakers known to man. All you need to do is name the style of sneaker your looking for and Davis (with two other sneaker stylists) will contact their dependable resources to have them waiting in you room upon arrival, unless you want them later.
Davis and his sneaker concierge team have secured exclusive pairs of Jordan such as Infrared 6s and Space Jam 11s, but they also get requests for Buscemi 100MMs, Balenciagas and Tom Fords. According to Davis, nothing is out of range. “We’re batting 1000. We’re on fire and we’ll continue to be so. If it’s created, we can find it.”
Guests have to pay for the sneakers, but Davis says that his team may be able to find you the sneakers you want at a lower price than the normal outlets. For example, he was trying to find a pair of Air Mags for a customer, which were difficult to find. Though he didn’t want to spend so much, the sneakers ended up costing the guest $9,000, compared to Flight Club’s $10,000 price tag. In case, you wanted to utilize the Dream Hotel’s sneaker concierge service, they have started taking requests from sneaker heads that are not staying at the hotel.
The entire Vaughn Davis interview can be found at Sole Collector.
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