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Press Release24 January 2018

Dream Hotel Group Expands Into Mexico And Belize

Reveals plans to open Unscripted Belize in late 2018; Dream Belize and Unscripted Tulum scheduled to debut in 2020

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Renowned hotel and brand management company Dream Hotel Group today announced the development of three new hotels in Mexico and Central America: Unscripted Tulum, Unscripted Belize and Dream Belize. The signings represent a major milestone for Dream Hotel Group, positioning them as international hospitality leaders and paving the way for new growth in the Mexico and Belize region.


"We are thrilled to announce the development of three new hotels in two of the world's most desired destinations," said Jay Stein, CEO of Dream Hotel Group. "We are honored to partner with Luke and Mauricio to bring both brands to market and excited to see our brands resonating on such a wide scale.

The first of two Belize openings for the group, Unscripted Belize will debut in late 2018 with 24 beachfront cabana accommodations just steps from the Caribbean Sea. Boasting of an open-air concept, the boutique property will also feature an outdoor restaurant and bar, an expansive pool area, and two private boats for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Set to open in 2020, Dream Belize will feature 100 guest rooms and suites, 120 hotel condominiums and 40 branded residential home sites, totaling 260 keys. Four vibrant dining and nightlife concepts, three pools, a luxury spa and fitness center, and multiple co-working suites round out the dynamic resort offerings.

Located in the breathtaking Kanantik Belize master plan community, just north of Placencia, Unscripted Belize and Dream Belize, owned and developed by Luke Chadwick with architectural design by Gensler, will be a driving force in the ongoing revitalization and the center of a thriving resort destination. Kanantik is surrounded by lush palm trees on 5,800 acres in Southern Belize, kissing the edges of the nearby Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary – a jaguar preserve and bird-watcher's paradise.

"With more than one million visitors last year, Belize is currently the fastest growing destination in the Caribbean. Partnering with a market leader such as Dream Hotel Group to bring these great new hotel concepts to market could not be more appropriate," said Luke Chadwick, owner and developer of Kanantik Belize.

"There is something truly special about Belize," said Kevin Rohani, Vice President of Development, Dream Hotel Group. "We are delighted to work with Luke to bring our energetic properties and world-class food and beverage offerings to market in Belize, which is currently seeing an amazing spike in growth."

Unscripted Tulum will see the lifestyle hotel group's first foray into Mexico. Developed by Vertical Hospitality The boutique property is expected to open in 2020 with 97 guest rooms, two pools and an open-air communal dining concept aimed at bringing guests and locals together, as well as a tranquil spa/wellness center and three spacious rooftop areas – outfitted with a restaurant, bar and functional lounge area ideal for meditation and yoga.

"We are excited to bring our progressive lifestyle brand Unscripted to the chic coastal town of Tulum," said Christian Glauser Benz, Vice President of Development, Latin America and the Caribbean, Dream Hotel Group. "This project reflects our passion and plans to create unique experiences for creative global travelers across Mexico and Latin America."

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Dream Hotel Group to launch its Unscripted brand in Tulum," said Mauricio Hernandez Pulido, Head of Vertical Hospitality, a subsidiary of Capital Vertical Grupo Empresarial. "Tulum is the hottest destination in Mexico, and Unscripted Tulum represents a new fresh approach to travel in the region."

The new locations mark a thrilling new chapter for Dream Hotel Group and its portfolio of lifestyle brands. The Dream Hotels brand is on track to have seven hotels operating in renowned U.S. cities by 2020, with an additional opening in Doha, Qatar, the group's first foray into the Middle East. Unscripted Hotels, the company's newest lifestyle brand and hospitality concept for the creative, progressive traveler, is on track to be the fastest growing dynamic brand with three operating hotels in the United States by 2020, and an additional opening in Birmingham, England, the group's first hotel in Europe.

Dream Hotel Group plans to open more than 30 hotels and resorts worldwide across all its brands – Dream, Time, The Chatwal and Unscripted – over the next four years, continuing to solidify its burgeoning portfolio worldwide.

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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. For more information, please visit and follow @dreamhotelgroup on Twitter.

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