Doug (Michael J. Fox) is an ambitious concierge working in a luxury hotel in Manhattan. He is excellent in his job but his real dream is to run his own hotel. In fact, he is eying a piece of prime property by the river but he needs an investor. He makes ends meet and has many small business rackets and connections and he eventually meets a rich business man, Christian, who is a guest at the hotel. He tries to get Christian interested in partnering with him but things get complicated when he learns that the girl he likes, Andy (Gabrielle Anwar) is the guy's mistress. Doug now must choose whether he should build the hotel with Christian, or to pursue Andy. Christian agrees to partner with him but plans to give him a bad deal. In the end, Doug severs ties with Christian and finds a rich investor in an unlikely hotel guest (Michael Tucker) he's been friends with for awhile who turns out to be a millionaire. Doug gets the hotel and the girl of his dreams.
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Best part of story, including ending:
I love seeing the behind-the-scenes aspect of the hotel industry, particularly Doug's skills at giving his guests whatever they asked for.
Best scene in story:
When Doug would meet with other concierge employees from other hotels and then fast talk them into bartering tickets and perks.
Opinion about the main character:
I like Doug's charm and resourcefulness. And you can imagine how someone from the ranks can rise and become a business mogul.