Dream Hotel Group promoted Randy Taormina from area managing director for its Dream Hotels in New York City to VP of operations. In his new position, he will be responsible for leading the operations and lifecycles of the Dream Downtown in New York City and the newly opened Dream Nashville, as well as other Dream Hotel Group locations across the company’s portfolio.
Before joining Dream Hotel Group, Taormina spent six years with Highgate Hotels. During that time, he served as GM at the Refinery Hotel in New York City, as well as area managing director in Miami for the company’s lifestyle portfolio. Before Highgate, Taormina spent eight years with Lodgian, where he served as GM of properties in Dallas, Phoenix, Denver and Pittsburgh.
“It is an exciting time for internal growth at Dream Hotel Group, especially as our Dream Hotels brand continues to expand in new locations worldwide,” Dream Hotel Group CEO Jay Stein said in a statement. “Randy has his finger on the pulse of the lifestyle hotel scene in Manhattan, and I look forward to watching him lead and evolve the standout experience our guests have come to know and expect at our flagship properties in New York City.”