Industry Update
Appointment16 September 2019

Michael Lindenbaum

Appointed Chief Operating Officer
At Dream Hotel Group in New York - NY, USA

Michael Lindenbaum

Renowned hotel brand and management company, Dream Hotel Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Lindenbaum to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Lindenbaum has been with the company for nine years.

As Chief Operating Officer, 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. Lindenbaum will maintain responsibility for the alignment and prioritization of new property openings and ensuring operational excellence across the portfolio. 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.

Lindenbaum joined Dream Hotel Group in 2010, where as VP of Operations he oversaw the opening of Dream Hotels' east coast flagship Dream Downtown. The success of Dream Downtown expanded the business globally and led to years of continuous growth momentum in the United States and abroad.

Most recently, Lindenbaum served as Executive Vice President, Hotel Development & Operations for Dream Hotel Group, playing an integral role in the company's strategic growth and expansion. As EVP, Lindenbaum was responsible for successfully leading the operations and lifecycle of Dream Hotel Group owned and managed hotels, as well as defining and developing strategic partnerships and brand activations for the portfolio. He played an essential role in the company's aggressive development and expansion efforts, working closely with independent ownership partners, food & beverage operators, interior designers, architects and other key stakeholders to ensure hotel projects and programming are operationally on-brand.

Prior to joining Dream Hotel Group, Lindenbaum held senior management positions for a variety of lifestyle brands including, Gansevoort Hotel Group, Gotham Hospitality, The Library Collection (formerly HK Hotels) and Born-Druckier Hotels.

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.
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