People on the move at Dream Hotel Group and NHG
Dream Hotel Group has brought in Laura Mutterperl to become its new General Counsel, while Newport Hospitality Group has a new Vice President of Operations.
Dream Hotel Group appoints Laura Mutterperl as Legal Director
Dream Hotel Group has promoted Laura Mutterperl to the newly created post of General Counsel.
Mutterperl has over 15 years of experience in leading hotel and legal strategies. She joined Dream Hotel Group in 2017 as Executive Vice President / General Counsel and has played a key role in the growth and success of the business, including drafting over 40 new hotel management agreements, the opening of four new hotels in the United States and planned openings. three new sites in Doha; Qatar; Belgium; and The Catskills, NY in 2022.
As Legal Director, she provides executive oversight of all legal matters for Dream Hotel Group and its growing portfolio of brands, including its Dream Hotels, Unscripted Hotels, The Chatwal and the new collection By Dream Hotel Group. She will continue to work closely with senior management on driving new development agreements, improving hotel operations, entering international markets and maximizing the efficiency and profitability of all independent properties. of the Dream Hotel group in the world.
“Laura is a seasoned and trusted leader who contributes extensively to a multitude of non-legal business matters, collaborates with company stakeholders on matters of strategic importance, and supports increased profitability and growth through to solid legal expertise and advice, ”said Jay Stein, CEO, Dream Hotel Group. “Under Laura’s leadership and passionate guidance, Dream Hotel Group has solidified its place as one of the world’s most recognized and respected independent lifestyle companies, and its promotion to General Counsel is well deserved. . “
“Dream Hotel Group’s growth and development strategy has never been so compelling,” said Mutterperl. “I am honored to help the team and to support the company in its next phases of success. “
Mutterperl joined Dream Hotel Group from Starwood Hotels and Resorts where she held various positions for several years after a stint in the corporate department of Kirkland & Ellis.
Mark Hoefling appointed Vice President of Operations at Newport Hospitality Group
Hotel management company Newport Hospitality Group Inc. (NHG) has appointed Mark Hoefling as vice president of operations.
He brings strong relationships with financial partners and operational sales expertise from his career in the hospitality industry spanning two decades. He was previously COO for American Hospitality Management Inc., where he played a central role in driving revenue and developing distribution strategies. Previously, he spent 13 years at IHG Hotels & Resorts overseeing leading brands and major assets held in North America.
In his new role, he will initially focus on working with NHG management, on-site teams and hotel owners to develop short- and long-term financial and operational plans that support overall company goals. .