A native Floridian, David Grutman is responsible for several of the most successful and world-renowned brands; LIV at Fontainebleau, Story, Komodo and OTL. Grutman’s influence on the hospitality and music world is global and his larger than life personality and natural ability to steal the spotlight has catapulted him into continued success and fame.
In 2008, Grutman opened internationally acclaimed LIV nightclub at Fontainebleau, forever making his name synonymous with nightlife and music. Grutman’s ‘buzz’ style tactics and high-profile celebrity clientele made the cornerstone of his empire, LIV, the third highest grossing nightclub in the United States. Grutman was hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as the 11th most important person in Electronic Dance Music.
As a follow-up to the groundbreaking success at LIV, Grutman opened mega club Story in 2013, again showcasing his unique energy to the nightlife scene. In 2015, Grutman opened his first restaurant Komodo, a 600-seat restaurant in the heart of Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. Komodo combines top food, atmosphere and a unique blend of energy that has helped take his worldwide lifestyle brand to the next level. In 2016, Komodo introduced a third level, Komodo Lounge, catering to after dinner guests and nightlife revelers making Komodo a complete evening destination.
On the heels of Komodo’s success, Grutman partnered with NYC’s The Smile to open OTL, an approachable neighborhood café in Miami’s Design District. OTL serves as the Design District’s go-to community hangout with coffee, breakfast, drinks, sandwiches and pastries. OTL also features an upstairs, multifaceted creative event space.
In 2017, Grutman will introduce four new projects which will again take him into new reals of the hospitality industry. Despite his continued success, Grutman isn’t slowing down any time soon. “My goal is to bring our trademark lifestyle brand to every corner of the world. I can’t wait to see what the future holds,” he says.
Grutman, an avid art collector, is a graduate of the University of Florida and currently resides in Miami Beach with his wife Isabela, two dogs, and two cats.