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NEW YORK, NY (August 11, 2016) – Renowned hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group today announced the appointments of Rika Lisslö as Vice President of Development & Acquisition and Katie Fontana as Vice President of Communications.  In addition, Bridget Tran has been promoted to Vice President of Ecommerce.

Rika Lisslö joined Dream Hotel Group in July 2016 and, as Vice President of Development & Acquisition, she is responsible for developing the company’s burgeoning portfolio of brands, leveraging her extensive relationships in the U.S. and abroad. Lisslö has vast experience as a real estate executive with a proven track record of success in development, leasing, brokerage, capital markets, hospitality, retail, and investments. Lisslö also brings significant experience and focus on mixed-use developments, combining skill sets in hospitality, retail, corporate affairs, food and beverage.

In May 2016, Dream Hotel Group enlisted Katie Fontana to serve as Vice President of Communications. Fontana is responsible for the development, integration and implementation of all public relations campaigns and activities on behalf of the company and its executive leadership team. Fontana came to Dream Hotel Group from Group SJR where she helped companies address marketing and business challenges through brand positioning, digital storytelling and audience development.

Dream Hotel Group also recently appointed Bridget Tran to Vice President of Ecommerce in July 2016.  In this role, Tran will identify and introduce exciting, new digital marketing concepts across the group’s growing portfolio of brands.  Tran brings 16 years of digital and marketing experience that includes world class operators Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, InterContinental Hotels and most recently Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces. 

“We are excited to elevate our corporate team with three strong and talented employees in key positions as we continue to grow our portfolio of brands worldwide,” said Jay Stein, Chief Executive Officer, Dream Hotel Group. 

About Dream Hotel Group

Dream Hotel Group is a hotel brand and management company with a rich, 30-year history of managing properties in some of the world’s most highly competitive hotel environments. Home to its Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, The Chatwal and Unscripted Hotels brands, Dream Hotel Group encompasses three business lines: Proprietary Brands, Hotel Management and Dining, and Nightlife. The Company is committed to the philosophy that forward-thinking design, service and guest experiences should be available across market segments. Dream Hotel Group is dedicated to offering travelers an authentic connection to their chosen destination through a truly original approach.

After thoughtful evaluation, and to leverage its world-renowned Dream Hotels brand, the Company decided to sunset both the Hampshire Hotels Management and Debut Hotel Group names. The change to Dream Hotel Group will capitalize on the Company’s most recognized assets to help raise awareness among guests, hotel owners and hotel developers.

Contact: Anna Feiner

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