Legendary Industry Veteran Eric A. Danziger Joins Hampshire Hotels Management as President and Chief Executive Officer
Hotel Visionary to Lead Next Phase Growth Strategy for New York Based Hotel Group
Hampshire Hotels Management, LLC, today announced that effectiveApril 7, 2014, Eric A. Danziger has been named President and ChiefExecutive Officer of the privately held group. Sant Singh Chatwalwill remain Chairman of the Company.
welcome him to our company.Eric is a true leader with a passionate hands-on approach, and I amconfident he will enhance the brand and drive our future growth."
Danziger, who has more than 40 years of experience in the hotelbusiness, began his career as abellman at The Fairmont SanFrancisco. Following a meteoric rise in hotel operations, Danzigerassumed his first executive role with Doubletree Hotels in 1984 andhas since been instrumental in the growth of Wyndham Internationalwhere he served as President, Starwood Hotels and Resorts asPresident and CEO, Carlson Hotels Worldwide as President and COO, andWyndham Hotel Group as President and CEO.
Most recently as President and CEO of Wyndham Hotel Group, Danzigerled a global development effort,greatly expanding the footprint ofthe Company's 14 brands into new countries. He was also directlyresponsible for having the vision to leverage the strength of andsynergies across all of the Company's 14 brands.
Danziger has been the recipient of numerous Industry awards andhonors including the NorthernCalifornia Ernst and Young Entrepreneurof the Year in real estate, hospitality and construction. In 2011, hewas the UJA Federation Honoree and in 2012, he received the covetedArthur Landstreet award from HSMAI. Danziger has been a member of theprestigious Industry Real Estate Financing Council and the Urban LandInstitute and has also served as Chairman of the American Hotel &Lodging Strategic Planning Group. He has been active with majoruniversities, being featured as a distinguished lecturer at Cornell,in addition to his role as visiting professor at Johnson and WalesUniversity, where he holds an honorary doctorate.
As a Member in Hampshire Hotels Management, Danziger will assume therole as President and ChiefExecutive Officer of Hampshire HotelsManagement, where his focus will be on growing the group's thirdparty management and asset management portfolios, in addition toexpanding the firm's proprietary Dream and Night lifestyle brands.
Danziger said, "Built from the ground up by my longtime friend SantChatwal, Hampshire HotelsManagement has a unique and excitingfoundation of fine managed properties that reflect both the ingenuityof its home-grown lifestyle products and a proven management trackrecord in varied tiers of hotels. I am so pleased to join the firmand its people and leverage the amazing platform which Sant createdto significantly expand a multi-tiered and multi-layered ownerservices group. My most enjoyable business experiences have involvedgrowing companies and I have been so very fortunate to haveparticipated in the dynamic growth of Doubletree, WyndhamInternational, Carlson, Starwood, and Wyndham Hotel Group. I lookforward to developing a similar story at Hampshire."
Danziger begins his new role April 7.
Christine Da Silva
Vice President, Communications
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