Leadership Cut From a Different Cloth

We know what makes us different makes us stronger, and because we were born of an entrepreneurial spirit, it has always been paramount that we look at things through the lens of ownership. Our team is your team, and when we put our experiences and partnerships to work on behalf of your hotel, our success becomes your success. Contact our Development Team now or learn more about our leadership below.

Our Founders




Founded in 1986 by Sant Singh Chatwal, Dream Hotel Group grew out of his unique vision of pioneering real estate on Manhattan's west side. Already a successful restaurateur, Chatwal procured several tourist class properties that would eventually become the foundation for what is today a dynamic group offering proprietary lifestyle brands as well as property and asset management services.



Founder , Lifestyle Division

As the founder and creative force behind the iconic lifestyle hotel brands Dream, Night and Time Hotels, Vikram Chatwal has spent the better part of his forty-three years shaping the way we view contemporary culture. The hotel brands that his creativity spawned have evolved into an entire group. Dream Hotel Group, comprised of three brands - Dream Hotels, Time Hotels and Unscripted Hotels.

Always a visionary, Vikram saw the opportunity early on for changing the way people use hotels and leveraged his relationships to make the hotels more user-friendly and profitable, first exemplified with the opening of The Time hotel in 1999.

Knowing that design was a key element for the space, Vikram assembled a dream team of designers over the years that has included, Adam Tihany, Thierry Despont, Studio Gaia and the Rockwell Group to create otherworldly environments as the canvas for his adult playgrounds.

To round out the program, Vikram brought in the best and brightest in the nightlife and restaurant realm to further engage his prospective guests, even creating special alliances customized to his properties that include a union of the Tao Group and Strategic Group, alongside celebrity chefs Todd English and Geoffrey Zakarian.

Jay Stein

Chief Executive Officer

Rabinder Pal Singh

Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

Brendan Mcnamara

Senior Vice President
Marketing, Communications &
Product Development

Riyaz akhtar

Executive Vice President
Architecture & Construction

Manny A. S. Chohan

Senior Vice President
Rooms Division & Revenue

Ashok Advani

Vice President
Food & Beverage Accounting

Christine Da Silva

Vice President

Michael Lindenbaum

Vice President Operations
Lifestyle Division

Ashish Verma

Vice President Operations
Luxury Division

Thomas Trout

Vice President
Architecture and Design

Beth Tufekcic

Brand Manager 
Time Hotels

Christopher Mallon

Brand Manager 
Night Hotels

David Kuperberg

Vice President
Chief Development Officer

Adam Cassidy

Vice President
Business Development

Mike Cowell

Vice President
Business Development