David Grutman, globally renowned hospitality innovator and entrepreneur, is joining the company as Experience Curator to advise on the end-to-end experience for Space Explorers, from arrival at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, to in-flight and post-landing.
“I am beyond excited about advising Space Perspective on the Space Lounge experience,” said David. “We really want to make this transformative. The world class team at Space Perspective is on a mission to change people’s perception of what adventure travel can be. We have so many ideas on how we can customize the journey – from birthday celebrations, and corporate getaways, to creating seminal moments that will capture the imaginations of all.”
David Grutman is particularly known for creating immersive experiential venues with distinct atmospheres, infusing high energy and transportive luxury across a one-of-a-kind portfolio of restaurants, hotels, bars, and nightclubs.
Grutman—himself a native Floridian—has built his name in the Miami area, where his firm, Groot Hospitality, owns the restaurants Komodo, Swan, Bar Bevy, OTL, Papi Steak, Strawberry Moon, Sushi Fly Chicken, and The Key Club; the nightclubs LIV at Fontainebleu and Story; and The Goodtime Hotel. Future openings include the resort Somewhere Else, on Atlantis Paradise Island in The Bahamas.
Outside of hospitality, Grutman also pursues additional business and personal interests. He is the creative director and co-owner of Prince, the athletics and lifestyle company. Additionally, Grutman teaches a guest class at Florida International University called “The David Grutman Experience.” The seminar focuses on what it takes to conceptualize and create a leading hospitality platform. He has also guest lectured at the prestigious School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, and Harvard Business School.