Dream Hotel Group adds Jeff Donnelly as VP of development

A guestrom in the Dream Hollywood. Photo credit: Dream Hotel Group(Dream Hotels Group)

Hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group appointed Jeff Donnelly as VP of development. Based in New York City, Donnelly will add to the continued growth of the company, overseeing the development of new projects and sourcing new deals globally for Dream Hotel Group and its portfolio of lifestyle brands: Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, The Chatwal and Unscripted Hotels.

Jeff Donnelly. Photo credit: Dream
Hotel Group

Donnelly brings nearly 10 years of hospitality experience to Dream Hotel Group. He most recently served as principal partner and founder of JD Advisors, a consultancy he formed to service developers, capital groups and hotel operators in new hospitality ventures. He also worked with SBE Entertainment, where he served a role in the acquisition and disposition of the company’s hospitality investment and development opportunities. He also held positions with Lowe Enterprises and CBRE Hotels. He earned his bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University.

“With so much excitement around the recent openings of Dream Hollywood and our first Unscripted Hotel in Durham, North Carolina, and plans to open our highly anticipated Dream Nashville hotel later this year, it’s a very exciting time for Jeff to join Dream Hotel Group,” Jay Stein, CEO of Dream Hotel Group, said in a statement. “Building on this momentum, we have every confidence in Jeff’s ability and know he will play an integral role in the continued growth and success of the company.We are excited to welcome him to the team.”

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“I am excited to join Dream Hotel Group’s development team and look forward to playing a vital role in the growth of the company,” Donnelly said. “I look forward to working with some of the best minds in the hospitality industry as we continue to grow and extend our brands in new markets.”

With 18 hotels open and another 20 locations in various stages of development, Dream Hotel Group is on track to triple its existing portfolio by 2022.