Meet: Anthony Collito
Founder, Down the Cape Concierge
“CapeSpace has given Down the Cape a home.”
1. What is your current occupation?
Currently I have three jobs. I am a full-time residential concierge at One Charles Boston, as well as a hospitality technology consultant, and the founder and owner of an on-demand concierge company, Down the Cape.
2. What do you love most about your job & why?
There are many things that I love about my jobs. Mainly, I am able to make things happen for people. In my work as a concierge at One Charles and at Down the Cape, I am able to carefully curate memorable experiences for my clients.
3. What has changed in your industry in the past five years?
Traveling has changed dramatically in the last five years. While working at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, I quickly became acquainted with catering to the needs of the ever-evolving, 21st-century traveler. In a tech-reliant world, guests have become accustomed to instantaneous service at the touch of their fingertips. Mobile technology has greatly affected travel bookings and is quickly becoming the norm; driving the increasingly important real-time conversation between the traveler and the concierge. The critical need for a more innovative approach to fulfilling the requests of guests was my inspiration for founding Down the Cape.
4. How has CapeSpace improved your work life?
CapeSpace has improved my work life dramatically. Currently, I live in the Boston area, yet am running a business based on the Cape. CapeSpace has given Down the Cape a home.
5. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Free time? What’s that? My mindset is one that is constantly working. However, when I do settle down, I really enjoy exploring new cities, tasting new foods, and planning my next adventure.
6. What is your favorite place on Cape Cod?
My favorite place on the Cape is White Crest Beach in Wellfleet. My ideal day would be to spend a day on the beach, followed by lunch at the Beachcomber. A lobster roll, some fried clams, a few beers, and an oyster shooter or two is my idea of perfection.
7. If you could invite any three people living or dead to a dinner party who would they be and why?
Anthony Bourdain: We always had great conversations when he was staying at my hotel, I would have loved a chance to sit down and ask him more questions.
Jonathan Gold (LA times food writer): He changed the way people in LA went out to eat and he died before I got a chance to talk to him about this.
Bill Murray: Things might get heavy between Bourdain and Gold, I think Bill Murray will make everyone laugh with amazing stories.
8. What is your superpower?
If multitasking was a superpower, that would be mine (although my wife would disagree!). At work I am constantly delegating and executing. When I am handling one guest request, three more come in right behind them.