As conceived by Ian Schrager and his partner Steve Rubell and realized through the re-invention of how hotels would be forevermore defined, David Miskit was the Management Team Leader of a portfolio that included Morgans, Royalton and Paramount hotels NYC; Delano Miami Beach; and Mondrian Los Angeles.
In 1988 David Miskit joined Morgans Hotel Group, aka Ian Schrager hotels, receiving his hotel training under the tutelage of Four Seasons Hotel’s veteran executive Jerry Inzerillo. He later added to his hotel and hospitality education through the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. David quickly rose through the ranks becoming General Manager of the Royalton Hotel NYC (’88 – ’90), Paramount Hotel NYC (’90 – ’94) and Delano Hotel and Resort, Miami Beach (’94 – ’98). In an industry that at the time was steeped in tradition, these hotels revolutionized interior design, service nuances, food & beverage concepts, staffing, uniform design, and also redefined hotel lobby spaces as social gathering hotspots. Amongst the cutting edge venues featured at these hotels were: “44” at the Royalton – Iron Chef Jeffrey Zakarian’s first restaurant of his illustrious career; the Blue Door restaurant at the Delano featuring chef Claude Troisgros and owned by Madonna; Rande Gerber and Matt Dillon’s Whiskey bar/nightclub at Paramount; Los Angeles’ premier restaurant Asia de Cuba at the Mondrian and the ground breaking Agua Spa in Miami Beach.
David Miskit worked hand in hand with Ian Schrager through the pre-opening and opening process of each of these unique hotels, embracing and expediting this new and refreshing “boutique” hotel concept, which paved the way for the all others who have followed with their respective interpretations of what boutique hotels have become today.
David Miskit has continued his work in hospitality, constantly pushing the boundaries of what defines the guest experience and always striving to make it more enjoyable and forever memorable.