Salvatore Imposimato has transformed nightlife in New York, Miami and Los Angeles over the past 17 years of his career. Explaining that the 90's saw a cultural melding of club style and age mixing celebrity with the wannabe, Sal explains that the new era of nightlife is one of segregation and exclusion, generating a list of clubs where specific looks are the basis for entry or refusal at the velvet rope. As the gatekeeper for the nation's most exclusive nightclubs, Sal now serves as Regional Director of Nightlife and Promotions for all Morgans Hotel Group properties in New York City.
As the trends in fashion and style have led to the redefinition of the nightclub, Sal balances the message of guest relations with crafting a unique club scene based on what's hip, shocking and over the top. Meeting Sal at the Hudson Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, we talked about the redesign of the hotel's former facade as a YWCA from the 1920's. The basement of this 876 room luxury hotel is currently being reformatted into a vast event space called Good Units which has already been the epicenter of nightlife parties including The Keith Haring Foundation and concerts by Semiprecious Weapons and Erica Badu.
This coming Monday night, Sal and The Hudson Hotel will be hosting Marky Ramone in the newly designed Hudson Hall. Playing songs from the classic group The Ramones, Marky will be giving his opening concert in preparation for monthly sets in Good Units coming this fall. Nightlife legend Suzanne Bartsch will also be hosting in the Hudson's premier nightclub and encouraging people to go back to the style of the old nightclub and to live freely without style or fashion constraints.
Sal Imposimato has gained worldwide influence not only as nightlife brand manager, but also at some of the hottest and most unique hotels. He is currently working on this year's opening of the Mondrian SoHo by bolstering the Morgans brand while including his flare for the creative and his paramount attention to guest relations to the forefront as the master of ceremonies in New York City and nationwide.