Scott Gerber is the Principal and Chief Executive Officer of hospitality and nightlife leader 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 20 iconic venues under such brands as Whiskey Blue, Whiskey Park, Living Room, Stone Rose Lounge, THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen, Kingside and The Roof. Scott continues to oversee the company’s growth, having opened THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen at The Westin New York Grand Central in January 2013 and Kingside, a bar and restaurant, in
partnership with Chef Marc Murphy at Viceroy New York on West 57th Street in October 2013. The Roof, a rooftop lounge and outdoor terrace, also opened on the 29th floor of Viceroy New York this March. 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, Viceroy Hotels and Resorts and American Realty Capital.
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.