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Hyatt's acquisition of Dream Hotel Gfoup will expand its New York City presence, including the Dream Downtown hotel

Hyatt to Acquire Dream Hotel Group’s Global Platform

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has agreed to acquire Dream Hotel Group’s lifestyle hotel brand and management platform. Spanning properties in the Americas, Europe and Asia, the acquisition will include a portfolio of 12 managed or franchised lifestyle hotels, with another 24 signed long-term management agreements for hotels expected to open in the future.  

Upon closing, Hyatt will pay $125 million, with an additional $175 million over the next six years as properties come into the pipeline and open. The expansion will add more than 1,700 rooms to Chicago-based Hyatt’s lifestyle portfolio and increase its room count in New York City, where Dream Hotel Group is based, by more than 30%. 

Dream Hotel Group founder Sant Singh Chatwal will continue his commitment as an owner of four open and two future hotels that are expected to join the Hyatt portfolio, while CEO Jay Stein will join Hyatt as head of Dream Hotels. 

Pictured: Dream Downtown in New York City.


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