Christian Glauser-Benz appointed VP of development for Latin America and Caribbean at Dream Hotel Group

George Sell By George Sell
28 February 2017 | Updated 14 March 2017

US: Christian Glauser-Benz has joined Dream Hotel Group from JLL to grow its Latin American pipeline.

US: Christian Glauser-Benz has joined Dream Hotel Group from JLL to grow its Latin American pipeline.

Glauser-Benz has 15 years' experience in hotel development and portfolio expansion, and brings a wealth of knowledge and an extensive global network of relationships with real estate developers, capital groups and private investors to the role.

He will be responsible for driving the company's four lifestyle hotel brands into Latin America and the Caribbean markets, playing an integral role in the continued growth and success of the company.

Prior to joining Dream Hotel Group, Glauser-Benz held positions with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) where he was VP for all new hospitality developments along the West Coast US and Hawaii while working closely with developers, capital groups and hotel operators. He also worked at Oppenheim Architecture, where he served as vice president overseeing the implementation of the firm's global growth strategy. Glauser-Benz began his career at architects Frank Gehry, WATG and Callison.

He received his graduate degree in Finance and International Management from the University of Geneva in Switzerland. He earned his bachelor's degree in Architecture from Tulane University in New Orleans and Master of Architecture from Columbia University in New York.
 
"We are pleased to welcome Christian to our team as we introduce our brands to new markets in Central and South America," said Dream Hotel Group CEO Jay Stein. "Christian is a highly skilled and connected individual; his diverse background, business acumen and strategic insight will most certainly help bring Dream Hotel Group into the next phase of its development."
 
"Our pipeline in this part of the world has grown significantly over the last several months, with plans to announce several new deals in the coming months. It is exciting to have someone of Christian's caliber join the team at such a pivotal moment in our trajectory," added David Kuperberg, chief development officer, Dream Hotel Group.  
 
Glauser-Benz said: "Dream Hotel Group is making major moves this year. I am both thrilled and honoured to be a part of its growth and success in major cities across Latin America and the Caribbean."

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