Dream Hotel Group appoints new GM at NYC property

Dream Midtown. Photo credit: Dream Hotel Group (Kori Yoran has almost 10 years of experience, and joined Dream Midtown as director of front office in October 2015.)

Dream Hotel Group appointed Kori Yoran as the new GM for the Dream Midtown in New York City.

Yoran joined Dream Midtown as director of front office in October 2015 and was promoted to hotel manager in February 2017, working closely with the managing director in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Midtown property. Yoran began his career in hospitality in 2009 holding various front office positions with SoHo House in New York City. He also previously worked as front office manager at DHG’s former property, The President Hotel in Times Square, before joining InterContinental Times Square and the SoHo Grand Hotel, where he held various management roles, including assistant front office manager and assistant executive housekeeper.

“With almost 10 years of experience in the New York City hospitality industry, and extensive knowledge of luxury brands, we’re excited to have Kori lead our Midtown location as we head into the summer, one of our busiest times. He is a great fit to lead and evolve the standout experience guests already enjoy at Dream Midtown,” Jay Stein, CEO of the Dream Hotel Group, said in a statement.

In his new role, Yoran is responsible for all day-to-day management, operations, and oversight of the inaugural Dream Hotel location, including front of house, engineering & security departments, recruitment, development of staff, the hotel’s annual budget, and assuring guest satisfaction.

“Since joining Dream Hotel Group in 2015, it’s been a pleasure to work with such a diligent team. I already have some development plans for the summer and beyond and look forward to executing a successful year with the rest of the hotel staff,” Yoran said in a statement.

Yoran studied business administration, hospitality management & marketing at The George Washington University, and later received an MBA with a specialization in asset and revenue management from Glion. 

Situated in the heart of New York’s Theater District within walking distance of Columbus Circle, Times Square and Central Park, Dream Midtown is the original address of the design-driven lifestyle brand, Dream Hotels. The 1895 Beaux Arts flatiron building underwent a $20 million renovation in 2015 to create a cohesive design across 221 luxurious guestrooms and suites, including the addition of The GuestHouse—a 1,500-square-foot, three-bedroom Presidential Suite.