Dream Hotels, a Début Hotel Group brand, appointed Ayo Akinsete as GM of the forthcoming Dream Hollywood, with Dan Daley succeeding Akinsete as GM of the Dream Downtown in New York City.
Previously the GM of Dream Downtown, Akinsete has held positions at multiple properties. He was operating, supplies and equipment manager and then manager in training at the Gansevoort Park Avenue in New York, as well as hotel manager at SLS Hotel South Beach in Miami. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality, retail, and sports management from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C.; and a Master of Science in hotel administration from University of Nevada Las Vegas.
A hospitality professional with a track record of operational successes, Daley will serve as GM of the Dream Downtown, responsible for overseeing all operational and financial aspects of the hotel to promote growth and assure optimum performance. He assumes this role following his shift as director of operations for Hampshire Hotels Management.
Daley began his career in food and beverage working as a manager for Gerber Group's Stone Rose Lounge, before being promoted to director of nightlife. Following his time at Stone Rose, Dan was appointed GM of TAO Strategic Group's LAVO Restaurant and Nightclub. He joined Hampshire Hotels Management in August 2014.
Daley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in International Affairs from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.