Hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group appointed Christian Cooper as VP of information technology. In this role, Cooper will lead the innovation and implementation of several large-scale IT initiatives to support the rapid growth and expansion of Dream Hotel Group and its portfolio of brands—Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, The Chatwal and Unscripted Hotels.
Cooper's new responsibilities include harmonizing, standardizing and integrating the IT infrastructure and applications across the brand, as well as identifying and implementing new information technologies and systems to improve business processes and maximize efficiencies on a global scale.
Cooper has nearly 20 years’ experience as an IT professional and hospitality consultant. Most recently, Cooper served as regional director of IT for Highgate, a real estate investment and hospitality management company in New York, where he oversaw all corporate and hotel IT operations for six years. He also held various management positions with Speedway Technology and CompUSA, where he gained experience in IT consulting prior to joining Highgate.
“Christian will be instrumental in establishing Dream Hotel Group at the cutting edge of hospitality technology and innovation,” Jay Stein, CEO at Dream Hotel Group, said in a statement. “With years of experience and a deep knowledge of both the IT world and the hospitality industry, I have every confidence in his ability to take the lead in centralizing our support and to implement a plan to modernize and improve our technology systems successfully.”
“I am thrilled to be joining Dream Hotel Group at such an exciting time,” Cooper said in a statement. “I look forward to strengthening the brand’s IT capabilities to support new and existing growth opportunities across the globe.”