Committee Member: Nick DiFerdinando
Scottsdale - Partner and Co-Founder of Marquee Commercial Lodging Advisors
Nick DiFerdinando has spent his life trying to help men of all ages and expertise, try to become the best version of themselves. Whether in pursuit of a new property, designing the perfect experience for men or launching a coaching and development program (his latest project), DiFerdinando takes pride in everything he does. His inspiration can be found in some of his personal heroes: Frank Sinatra, Richard Branson, Jay Z, visionaries of their time and all-around talented men.
Las Vegas and South Scottsdale.
Europe, primarily Spain, every single time.
My entire meal at Vetri in Philly—best dining experience ever.
Frank Sinatra, Richard Branson, Jay Z. The vibe, the stories, the experience and the incredible conversation of forward thinkers over multiple generations. People forget thank Frank was quite literally more powerful than anyone in the world in his day. From mob bosses to presidents, there was nobody he couldn’t talk to, influence or create a deal with/for without any negative ramifications. Everybody loved and respected that man.
Knight Rider or Miami Vice.
I would have to go with Al Pacino.
Tricky, The Crystal Method, Portishead, but so many more.
I went to a Maxwell show in August 2001 at Roselands in NYC and saw this young girl open for him, just her and her keyboard. She was amazing (so was Maxwell, may I add). When she finished she said, “my name is Alicia Keys and please look for my album.” It was an amazing experience.
My classic Ferrari 308. She was my first (Ferrari) and we never forget our first.
I miss riding MotoX…Damn old age.
I wear my Breitling SuperOcean Heritage II with the blue face more than any other watch.
Audemars Piquet Royal Oak Rose Gold Chronograph.
Water, and more water.
A hot mocha.
Japanese Whisky, but if it’s only an either/or question… Scotch it is.
Basic Vodka (yup, that’s the brand).
Versace Pour Homme.
Pine Ridge Viognier.
Bahamas or Maui.
The park with my dog.
Don’t make the right decision, make a decision and then make it right.
Working with, learning from and rubbing elbows with the world’s wealthiest and most successful people/groups.
I am one of the partners/founders of Marquee Commercial Lodging Advisors. We sell hospitality assets (hotels). We started as one small firm in Scottsdale and now have two more offices in Las Vegas and San Francisco, and outposts in California and Texas opening soon. Our goal is to be global within the next five years.