Originally from Big Sky Country, Tim Nardi is no stranger to South Florida. The consummate hotelier has lived in South Beach for more than two decades and held many titles, including chairman of the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association and board member of the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority. In fact, his impact led the City of Miami Beach to declare February 8 “Tim Nardi Day.” Recently appointed general manager of Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, he’s now responsible for the day-to-day operations of 309 guest rooms, the Forbes five-star spa, four restaurants, and 30,000 square feet of event space. When not working or skydiving, Nardi spends time with his family, including his partner, Charles, sons Andy and Westin, and rescue dogs Webster and Miranda.
Style icon: George Clooney. He is impeccable in a dark suit and always dressed like a gentleman.
Go-to drink at Eau Palm Beach: The Eau-Fashioned, our twist on the classic old-fashioned cocktail made with Eau-selected Kings County peated bourbon infused with lemon-orange tea, a Luxardo cherry, demerara syrup, and Angostura bitters.
Favorite skydiving spot: A gorgeous place in Spain, about two hours from Barcelona, called Empuriabrava on the Gulf of Roses
Signature accessories: A light splash of Clive Christian 1872 and my Tom Ford eyeglasses
Craveable Palm Beach dish: Tuna crisps at Buccan
Wardrobe essentials: I like the classic look of Armani suits, the comfort of Eton shirts, the style of Ferragamo shoes, and a Rolex watch.
Ideal last meal: Foie gras, Maine lobster, and Veuve Clicquot. Pretty simple.
Next purchase: A Nick Fouquet safari hat
Movies he’s seen more than 10 times: The Sound of Music (a family favorite) and Life is Beautiful (a personal favorite)
Last great read: Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Next vacation: South Africa for safari. We’ll explore the Phinda Private Game Reserve and the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, with time in between for Capetown and the Winelands.
Never flies without: Sanitary wipes and jelly beans
His idea of R&R: A day at the pool enjoying the Florida sunshine—with a cocktail and the doggies nearby.
Cause he’s passionate about: Animal welfare. Both of our pups are rescues and are so loving.
Dream car: A Ferrari 488 Spider
Best advice he’s received: My dad always told me, “Work harder than anyone else and be nice.”
Favorite Eau Spa treatment: The 90-minute Self-Centered Massage, which includes aromatherapy, followed by the 60-minute Essence Facial in one of the private garden villas.
Indulgence worth every calorie: Cacio e pepe at Sant Ambroeus
Binge watches: Killing Eve, Succession, Africa, and Game of Thrones
Splurges on: Travel. We love Napa, New York, and Paris.
Favorite vista: The amazing view of Montana’s Flathead Lake that greets you as you crest the hill and enter Flathead Valley, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and Glacier National Park in the background.
Guilty pleasure junk food: You don’t have to be at a baseball game to enjoy a good hot dog.
Words to live by: Treat everyone the way you want to be treated.