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Dream Hotel Group Appoints Danielle Inzano as Director of Sales & Marketing for Dream Downtown

NEW YORK, NY. September 26, 2017 – Renowned hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group announces the appointment of Danielle Inzano as new Director of Sales & Marketing for Dream Downtown in Manhattan NYC.

Danielle joins Dream from Grandlife Hospitality, where she most recently served as Director of Sales, overseeing all sales and catering efforts for Soho Grand Hotel. Danielle also opened The James Royal Palm Hotel in Miami Beach and spent five years at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Prior to moving into the hospitality industry, Danielle spent ten years in the New York fashion industry working for Doneger Group, A|X Armani Exchange and Isli. Danielle has extensive sales, revenue, and events experience in the New York and Miami markets.

Randy Taormina, Area Managing Director, Dream Hotels, New York commented:

“With summer over, we are excited for the new change at Dream Hotel Group as we enter the fall, one of our busiest periods. Danielle’s extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry, paired with her experience with luxury brands, makes her a seamless fit into our team. We are excited to have her join us at Dream Downtown, and help us as we continue to expand our Dream Hotel Group brand around the world.”

In her new role, Danielle will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the sales and marketing department, including the development and implementation of annual strategic plans, maintenance of existing accounts and the prospecting of new business, with a goal of maximizing revenues and market share for Dream Downtown. She will work closely with other company sales leaders to continue building Dream’s sales force. She will recruit, inspire, coach, organize, manage and empower the best available talent. Danielle will oversee the hotel’s top producing accounts and have direct sales responsibility, while also leading the hotel’s creative marketing, social media, and activation efforts.

Set between New York’s famed Meatpacking District and Chelsea neighborhood at 355 West 16th Street, Dream Downtown embodies full-service luxury with edgy design, indulgent amenities and a multitude of on-site dining and nightlife venues, including The Beach, a 4,800-square-foot rooftop pool scene with Manhattan’s only sand beach. Inspired by modern artist Anish Kapoor's Sky Mirror, the building’s stainless steel exterior and porthole windows reflect a storied maritime past. The hotel’s 315 loft-style guestrooms and suites were designed to evoke an industrial-chic aesthetic, capturing the essence of downtown art legend Andy Warhol's Factory. Revamped in 2015, the two-story GuestHouse suite features a 2,500 sq. ft. garden terrace, glass-bottom Jacuzzi and exclusive VIP guest amenities. The hotel is home to TAO Strategic Group’s upscale Mexican restaurant and café, Bodega Negra; Jon Bakhshi’s recently opened Megu New York, serving modern Japanese cuisine; as well as exclusive nightlife venues PH-D Rooftop Lounge and Electric Room. IGK Salon and a rotating art gallery spotlighting emerging local artists complete the unrivaled Dream Downtown experience.

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 www.dreamhotelgroup.com and follow @dreamhotelgroup on Twitter.

Milly Jones
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