Having been involved with some of the best recognized properties around the globe, Eric Milon, Stephane Dupoux, and Michael Lustigman encompass a brain trust of industry experts; specialists in maximizing customer loyalty and satisfaction and increasing profitability and longevity amongst their operations. With over a century of combined experience in the industry, The Three Alchemists, along with their strategically selected Partners, have repeatedly proven their success in the most challenging markets through their ability to tap into the collective consciousness of those who demand excellence.
As a lifestyle management company, The Three Alchemists delivers owners the highest level of professionalism. Our expertise, ongoing research, ability to stay ahead of the market and unique ability to trap the essence of pleasure within our venues results in an experience demanded by the most discerning clientele.
Born in France, Stephane Dupoux's passion for design developed at an early age and was strongly influenced by his parents' careers in the fields of psychology and hospitality. His design philosophy is a perfect combination of the analytical, mathematical form and function, married with the abstract, creativity and spontaneity. Today, Dupoux is regarded as a pioneer in the hospitality industry for applying design psychology, as well as his well-traveled, worldly experience and imagination to all of his projects.
As Founder and CEO of dupoux design, he has established an exceptional reputation as a cutting edge designer who creates innovative and commercially successful environments that reflect an idealized lifestyle. Over the past fifteen years, dupoux design has created a holistic approach to hospitality design that evolves from branding and identity to design and construction, ensuring quality each step of the way through project completion. Energy and volume are extremely important and he plans on educating people of that notion one client and person at a time. Stephane's designs rest strongly on his subconscious interpretation of nature as he works with its elements to fit today's modern world. He loves tradition and likes to juxtapose old with contemporary.
Prior to founding dupoux design, his colorful background includes being a furniture maker in Seattle and a commissioned artist in Miami. Recent national and international projects worthy of note include Buddha Bar and Cielo in New York; Nikki Beach, Pearl, Opium and Touch in Miami Beach; Cocoon in London; Vessel in San Francisco, El San Juan Hotel & Casino in Puerto Rico, Jean Georges' Restaurant at Citycenter in Las Vegas, Nilaia Hotel Resort & Spa in St Barths, Buddha Bar Hotel Resort & Spa in Egypt, as well as the groundbreaking hospitality concept NYLO Hotels.
In addition to his projects being published in numerous design books, he has been named one of the top twenty designers in the world, and is the recipient of numerous design awards.
Michael Lustigman is a multifaceted entrepreneur who has developed more than $100 million in real estate and entertainment venues throughout his 18 years of experience. His work includes luxury custom homes, high and mid-rise condominiums, as well as nightclub and gaming developments.
Founder of the L4 Group, Inc., a real estate development, sales and management firm, Mr. Lustigman's latest project was completed in October of 2010 in Highland Beach, Florida. The Villas of Highland Beach are listed with Christie's Great Estates. In 2005, Mr. Lustigman founded MichaelAngelo RE, Inc., a real estate wholesale marketing and brokerage firm. He acted as head partner for three years, during which time he was responsible for the sales of more than 150 apartment condo conversion units.
As Developer and partner at Sayan Partners, Inc. from 2001-2004, Mr. Lustigman developed the 30-story Sayan Condominium high-rise in Sunny Isles, Florida. He sold his share to his partner before it broke ground. In 1994, Mr. Lustigman founded Cherry Hills Estates, a Colorado real estate company with a focus on luxury homes. At the same time, he became partner and co-developer of Dante Night Club in Leon, Mexico, which Mr. Lustigman managed for several years and sold in 2000. After earning his J.D. from the University of Denver in 1998, he founded Lustigman & Wolfson, which is still operational today. Years before becoming partner at this Denver, Colorado law firm, Mr. Lustigman redeveloped and operated The Country Palace nightclub from 1994 to 1996.
Mr. Lustigman is currently the partner of Kane Steakhouse in Miami Beach, Florida and developer of Park Social, slated to be the premier restaurant, lounge and nightclub in Miami Beach, scheduled to open in 2012.
Native from Paris and having lived in Manhattan since the early eighties, Eric Milon moved to Miami in 1991 where he opened The Strand restaurant to unprecedented enthusiasm. By creating a buzz that Miami had not experienced in decades, the celebrity elite soon flocked to The Strand and Eric was dubbed one of the original pioneers of The American Rivera's rebirth.
In 1996, Eric joined forces with his brothers to create and operate The Living Room on Washington Avenue in Miami Beach. The success of that venue inspired numerous bars and nightclubs that continue to line this popular street. Soon after, In 1999, Eric opened Cafˇ Tabac - a restaurant that spearheaded the renewal of the South of Fifth Street area of Miami Beach and is now the most sought after elite destination in South Beach.
As a driving force behind the South Beach nightlife for two decades, Eric founded The Opium Group in 2001. The Opium Group is one of the country's most successful hospitality conglomerates, operating Miami's top nightclubs and lounge establishments including Mansion, SET, Louis, Opium, Cameo and Mokai to name just the principal ones.
Today, The Opium Group grosses over $41 million per year with an 18% EBITDA and has been heralded by People Magazine, Time, Harpers's Bazaar, Travel & Leisure, The New York Times and numerous other publications for drawing A-list celebrities and the international jet-set crowd to its locations. Eric is best known in the industry to have the Midas touch.