Scott Gerber is the Principal and Chief Executive Officer of the leading hospitality and nightlife company Gerber Group. Rande and Scott Gerber founded Gerber Group and opened their first property, The Whiskey, at the Paramount Hotel, in 1991. Soon after, Scott took the lead in forging a partnership with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to develop the W Hotel brand, which now features Gerber Group venues throughout the U.S. and in select properties internationally. The partnership is widely credited for changing the landscape of the nightlife industry by creating unique, innovative venues that have re-defined “hotel bar.” Today, Scott manages the company and its full portfolio of properties.
Today, Gerber Group encompasses 21 iconic venues under such brands as Whiskey Blue, Whiskey Park, Living Room and Stone Rose Lounge. Scott continues to oversee the company’s growth, having recently opened THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen at The Westin New York Grand Central in January 2013. Kingside, a bar and restaurant which he runs in partnership with Chef Marc Murphy, and The Roof, a rooftop bar, are set to open this fall at the new Viceroy Hotel New York on West 57th Street.
In addition, Scott continues to manage Gerber Group’s strategic partnerships with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Host Hotels & Resorts, W Hotels Worldwide, Westin Hotel & Resorts, Related Companies, Noble Investment Group and Ark Partners.
Scott is widely viewed as a leading entrepreneur in the hospitality industry and has appeared on the popular Fox Business Network show America’s Nightly Scoreboard, CNBC’s Squawk On The Street and MSNBC’s Your Business. Scott has also been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Market Watch, Crain’s New York Business, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Hotel Business, Nightclub & Bar and Bar Business Magazine, among others.