The Genuine Hospitality Group is excited to announce a unique partnership with Revolve, the pioneers in luxury automotive subscription.
Revolve’s tech-driven vehicle subscription service enables their customers to drive a different high-end vehicle every few months. No longer do you have to buy or lease a new vehicle and be stuck with it for many years. With Revolve, you select from their curated collection of the best vehicles from the top brands and have each premier ride delivered right to your driveway.
Chef Schwartz became an early Revolve member last year and sat down with me to explain how Revolve enabled him to unlock the garage of his dreams.
Are you a car guy?
Oh, yeah, I am a total car guy. I was never wealthy enough to a be a CAR GUY, but I always was interested in and enjoyed cars. I have now become a car guy in a large part due to my experience with Revolve.
What was your first car?
My first car was a 1985 Jeep CJ-7 and I still have it, restored twice, five speed, manual transmission, candy apple red. I have 125,000 miles on it, which is not that much considering how long I have owned it. It has gone across the country a couple of times and I drove it around Mexico for six months.
What is your favorite car you have ever owned?
The Jeep was the first love. But the best I have ever owned is the Tesla Model S. It is like an everything car. It is huge – fits five or six comfortably. It has a tons of space, but it drives like a sports car – super-fast. It is the fastest car I have ever driven. And now through Revolve I have driven a Porsche 911 Carrera S, Mercedes S63 AMG, Corvette Z06, Lexus LC500 and others, but the Tesla is the fastest. There is no hesitation, with the all-electric power you just push the peddle and it just goes.
What do you listen to in the car?
It is usually my playlists through Spotify or Pandora. The playlist could be Jazz (Monk, Coltrane). Rock (Foo Fighters, Black Keys) or Rap (Jay Z, Drake). Depends on how I am feeling.
How do you like to drive?
I am a safe driver, but I like to open it up and have some fun in a sports car or convertible. After all, that’s what those cars were mean for, and Revolve has some of the best ones available. But I usually don’t drive much, just usually over the causeway.
How long have you been part of Revolve?
For over 16 months. During that time, I’ve had the chance to experience and drive 8 different cars, including sports cars, sedans, SUVs and convertibles.
Chef Schwartz is all smiles with Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
What appealed to you about Revolve?
I was always one of those guys that whenever I got a new car, no matter how much I liked it at first, six months later I was like “I am sick of this car.” So, what was immediately appealing about Revolve’s model is that you get to drive a continuous rotation of different new cars all the time.
What has your experience with Revolve been like?
It has been an amazing experience because you don’t have to worry about ANYTHING. You put gas in the car and that is it. You don’t have to worry about maintenance, or insurance, or going anywhere if the car breaks down or when they swap it. Revolve comes to you, they are super professional. It is a completely luxury concierge service with all the best vehicles that a car guy would want to drive.
What has surprised you most about Revolve?
What surprised me was around transitioning from one car to the next new ride and how quickly you are into the new one. Once you have done this for a little while, you figure out how to adjust to the new car thing. Some of them are sort of the same, but some are very different. That is where the Revolve Concierges come into play. When they hand over the car, they go through everything. If there is a question you can call them. There is also a great app. It is super easy and a ton of fun.
What was the favorite car you have gotten from Revolve?
That’s a tough question – like asking me which is my favorite restaurant! The standouts have been the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe which is just a ridiculous combination of luxury and power, and the Mercedes S Class, with the incredibly smooth ride and big four doors, I loved it. Also the Land Rover SVR, that was a good one – a big SUV that drives and sounds like a sports car. Right now I love the current car I am driving, the Jaguar F Type R, in fact, I don’t want to get out of it!
Revolve is offering a $500 discount towards their Membership Initiation Fee. Apply for a membership here and site Chef Schwartz under “referred by” to receive the exclusive discount.