IHIF Interview: Jay Stein, CEO, Dream Hotel Group

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Dream Hotel Group has been on a growth mission ever since Jay Stein, the hotel company's CEO, took the helm. The first thing he did was change the name of the company to reflect and leverage its most well-known brand: Dream Hotels. From there, the company shifted some of its brands and added a new one in Unscripted, a lifestyle product that, as Stein said, has a home in core urban markets and secondary markets, alike. Projects include an Unscripted in Durham, N.C., and one forthcoming in Birmingham, England.

At IHIF in Berlin, he discussed the status of Unscripted and its future, getting new projects signed, cultivating the next generation of hotel talent and the runway for hotel development in Europe—"so many opportunities," Stein said.

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Hotel Optimization Part 3 | January 27, 2021

With 2020 behind us and widespread vaccine distribution on the horizon, the second half of the new year is looking up, but for Q1 (and most likely well into Q2) we’re very much still in the thick of what has undeniably been the lowest point of the pandemic. What can you be doing now to power through and set yourself up for a prosperous 2021 and beyond? Join us at Part 3 of Hotel Optimization – A Virtual Event on January 27 from 10am – 1:05pm ET for expert panels focused on getting you back to profitability.