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.
ERIC A. DANZIGER
President & Chief Executive Officer
Eric Danziger, who has more than 40 years of experience in the hotel business, began his career as a bellman at The Fairmont San Francisco. Following a meteoric rise in hotel operations, Danziger assumed his first executive role with DoubleTree Hotels in 1984 and has since been instrumental in the growth of Wyndham International where he served as President, Starwood Hotels and Resorts as President and CEO, Carlson Hotels Worldwide as President and COO, and Wyndham Hotel Group as President and CEO.
Most recently as President and CEO of Wyndham Hotel Group, Danziger led a global development effort, greatly expanding the footprint of the Company’s 14 brands into new countries. He was also directly responsible for having the vision to leverage the strength of and synergies across all of these brands. Danziger has been the recipient of numerous industry awards and honors including the Northern California Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in real estate, hospitality and construction. In 2011, he was the UJA Federation Honoree and in 2012, he received the coveted Arthur Landstreet award from HSMAI. Danziger has been a member of the prestigious Industry Real Estate Financing Council and the Urban Land Institute, and has also served as Chairman of the American Hotel & Lodging Strategic Planning Group. He has been active with major universities, being featured as a distinguished lecturer at Cornell, in addition to his role as visiting professor at Johnson and Wales University, where he holds an honorary doctorate.
SANT SINGH CHATWAL
Founded in 1986 by Sant Singh Chatwal, Hampshire Hotels Management, LLC 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. Chatwal's eldest son Vikram followed in his father's footsteps, founding the progressive lifestyle brands Dream, Night, and The Time.
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, Debut Hotels, comprised of five brands and part of the Manhattan-based company, Hampshire Hotels Management. 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.