Concierge, Soho Grand
DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
Samantha Turner is the chief concierge at the Soho and Tribeca Grand Hotels. Prior to this, she worked in fashion, as an editor at Lucky and Vibe, and as the sales director at Cynthia Rowley and Earnest Sewn. Her favorite cocktail is a Grand Margarita at Soho Grand, and if she could only eat one meal in New York it would be anything on Torrisi's dinner menu.
What would the title of your autobiography be?
This is How We Do It.
What can’t you travel without and why?
Getting a cold one at the airport bar. I’m nervous about flying, and I grab a cold beer before boarding a plane- always.
Where is your favorite travel destination?
Serifos, Cyclades, Greece-I’ve never seen anything so magical.
If you could choose one person to show you “their New York City,” who would it be and why?
Bloomberg! I hear he loves hot dogs.
What or who inspired you recently and why?
“Still Bill”, the Bill Withers documentary. Such a talented musician, but more than that, he’s a fascinating, sincere, and unbelievably cool man.