Karim Masri, Nicola Siervo and Rony Seikaly

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

This trio are partners in KNR Food Concepts, which is behind Quattro Gastronomia Italiana and Sosta. They lent their know-how to Joia, Hotel Astor, Mynt, and Mokai. They operate the food, beverage and nightlife establishments at the W South Beach—The Dutch, WET and WALL. Seikaly also played for the Miami Heat. Quadrant Investment Group, of which Seikaly is CEO, has created and managed three separate funds with $128 million in investor equity and $350 million in real estate.

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Myles Chefetz

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Chefetz, a Miami native, can be credited with helping turn South Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood into the luxury enclave it is known as today. His many successful restaurants, which include Prime One Twelve and Prime Italian, are located within a block of each other and Miami’s elite crowd descend upon the establishments night after night for a taste of the good life. Since 2009, diners didn’t even have to go home after over-indulging, as Chefetz debuted Prime Hotel & Lounge, a new boutique hotel South of Fifth. The James Beard Foundation recognized his efforts in 2009, as Chefetz was a semi-finalist for the prestigious Outstanding Restaurateur award.

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