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NEW YORK, NY (March 8, 2017) – Renowned hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group is pleased to announce the opening of its first international office in Bangkok – a milestone moment as the business continues to rapidly expand its footprint across the Asia Pacific region. Home to its Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, The Chatwal and Unscripted brands, Dream Hotel Group encompasses three business lines: Proprietary Brands, Hotel Management and Dining & Nightlife.

In addition, Michel Serrano has been appointed as Chief Operations Officer, Asia Pacific, overseeing operations for Dream Hotel Group’s regional office. Reporting into Kevin Wallace, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Serrano marks the first of several major appointments to be announced this year.

“We are pleased to welcome Michel to our team as we continue to grow our brand in Asia,” said Dream Hotel Group CEO Jay Stein. "Michel is a seasoned hotelier with global hospitality experience, who will play a pivotal role in strengthening the Dream Hotel Group’s presence in the region. The opening of our Asian headquarters under Kevin Wallace marks another key milestone in our continued growth and evolution.”

“I have known Michel for several years now, and he is a first-class operator who will be a great addition to the regional team’s effort,” added Kevin Wallace, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Dream Hotel Group.

Dream Hotel Group plans to open more than 30 hotels and resorts in Asia over the next four years. The company most recently partnered with Empire Group to develop Unscripted Cocobay Danang in Vietnam, set to open in August 2017, as well as other projects in the region to be announced soon.

Earlier this year, Dream Hotel Group announced the signing of two hotels in the Maldives with local entrepreneur Mohamed Manik and Alpha Kinam Holdings to develop The Chatwal Maaga Maldives and Dream Gasveli Maldives, set to open in 2019 and 2020 respectively. The news follows that of the signing of Dream Hotel Group’s first hotel in Vietnam with locally owned Beegreen Group. Set to open in summer 2017, Dream Oceanami Villas & Spa, located in Long Hai, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, will be the first of four new resort hotels developed by Beegreen Group and managed by Dream Hotel Group in Vietnam over the next two years.

Combined, these new locations triple the group's presence in Asia and mark a pivotal step in Dream Hotel Group's global expansion strategy.

“Dream Hotel Group is gaining impressive momentum in Asia Pacific,” added Michel Serrano, COO, Asia Pacific, Dream Hotel Group. “I am delighted to take up this new role and believe we are well positioned for future success and growth in the region."

Prior to joining Dream Hotel Group, Serrano has held positions in the hospitality industry for the past twenty years in many corners of the world, including Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Australia, Paris, Vietnam and Thailand. Serrano served most recently as CEO of Odyssea Hospitality in Ho Chi Minh City before taking his new role with Dream Hotel Group in Asia. He also held several positions with Centara Hotels and Resorts in Thailand.

The company plans to sign more than 150 hotels and resorts worldwide across all its brands – Dream, Time, The Chatwal and Unscripted – over the next four years, continuing to solidify its burgeoning international portfolio. 

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 & 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. www.dreamhotelgroup.com 

Contact: Katie Fontana

kfontana@dreamhotelgroup.com

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