Dream Hotel Group announces executive hires
Renowned hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group, home to its Dream Hotels, Time Hotels and Unscripted Hotels brands, today announced the appointment of Ryan Walker to Vice President of E-Commerce & Digital Strategy and Kathryn Barrett to Vice President of Revenue Management.
“As we continue to show tremendous growth, we’re constantly looking for exceptional talent to support the velocity of Dream Hotel Group’s expansion,” said Jay Stein, Chief Executive Officer, Dream Hotel Group. “We are excited to welcome Ryan and Kathryn to our corporate team as we continue to grow our portfolio of brands worldwide.”
As Vice President of E-Commerce & Digital Strategy, Ryan Walker is responsible for managing all online sales and marketing initiatives for Dream Hotel Group corporate and brand websites, online and search marketing partners, and electronic marketing distribution channels. He will also oversee the strategic development and management of eCommerce initiatives for the company’s portfolio of 18 properties across the globe. Walker joins Dream Hotel Group from sbe Lifestyle Hospitality, where he was responsible for digital marketing strategy and consumer acquisition and eCommerce initiatives for a global portfolio of 23 hotel properties. With a deep background in leading eCommerce and digital marketing teams for major hospitality and retail brands, he brings 15 years of experience leveraging new and emerging technologies to drive high brand performance and measurable business growth.
As Vice President of Revenue Management, Kathryn Barrett is responsible for integrating synergies between revenue, analysis, sales and distribution channels to drive profitability to Dream Hotel Group and its portfolio of hotels. Barrett brings a proven track record of established revenue management for major hospitality and retail brands. With 10 years’ experience in total revenue management and reservation sales, Barrett most recently served as regional director of revenue optimization for New York Hotel Management. She has also held revenue management positions with Cape Resorts Group including director of revenue management and manager of central reservations.
With 18 hotels open today and and the largest and most active pipeline in the company’s history, Dream Hotel Group is on track to triple its existing portfolio by 2022. Dream Hotel Group’s latest announcement marks an exciting milestone in the latest chapter in the evolution of the Group and its portfolio of lifestyle brands.