Hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group promoted Michael Lindenbaum to chief operating officer. Lindenbaum has been with the company for nine years, most recently as EVP, hotel development and operations.
As COO, Lindenbaum will oversee the operations of all Dream Hotel Group owned and managed hotels worldwide, including its Dream Hotels, Time Hotels and Unscripted Hotels brands. He will maintain responsibility for the alignment and prioritization of new property openings. He will continue to oversee the technical advisement teams working on newly signed projects and seeing those hotels through to opening. He will also work closely with the hotels’ general managers to ensure guest experience standards are met and to maximize the return on investment to their respective ownership groups.
“Michael is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results,” Jay Stein, CEO of Dream Hotel Group, said in a statement. “Michael’s leadership overseeing the launch of our flagship Dream Downtown in New York City, coupled with the success of the company’s rapid global growth and development, demonstrates his invaluable role in our company.”
Lindenbaum joined Dream Hotel Group as VP of operations, where he oversaw the opening of the company’s East Coast flagship Dream Downtown in New York. In his most recent role, he played a key role in the company’s development and expansion efforts, where he worked closely with independent ownership partners, food-and-beverage operators, interior designers, architects and other stakeholders.
Dream Hotel Group encompasses three business lines—proprietary brands, hotel management and dining and nightlife—and is home to the Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, The Chatwal and Unscripted Hotels brands. As of June 30, it had 19 properties and 3,558 rooms open. The company plans to sign another 30 hotels and resorts over the next four years.