Suite life: This seasoned hotel developer brings a passion for hospitality and a razorsharp, seemingly innate real estate acumen to his latest creation, the Hollywood Beach Suites, Hostel + Hotel. “We wanted to give people an affordable place where they could have fun,” he says. Lieberman also runs reality-TV-centric production company Beach Pictures, and recently added “restaurateur” to his résumé with the Tequila Beach Club, a taco gastropub conveniently located on the Hollywood Beach Suites property. Real vision: “I come up with my ideas when I’m sleeping, and wake up to take notes,” he says of his process. Two years ago, Lieberman envisioned the Hollywood hotel as a mixeduse resident ial property, but instead decided to create a playcation destination. Sideshow: “I went to NYU film school and was always looking for an opportunity to be in the business,” says Lieberman, who helped lure the producers of Jersey Shore to Miami Beach to tape season two. For the duration of filming, the cast and crew ended up residing at the Metropole Hotel, another of Lieberman’s properties. “Miami is a premier destination for TV production, which adds an incredibly dynamic element to my business.”
JUST THE FACTS
What is your secret talent?
My photographic memory
Where would you live if you weren’t in Miami?
Venice Beach, California Favorite place to people-watch: 17th and Collins, in front of The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club