NEW YORK, NY – Celebrated hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group announce the appointment of Jason Francis as Corporate Director of Food and Beverage, overseeing all Dream Hotel Group-managed executive chefs and culinary teams, providing strategic leadership, guidance and direction on all food and beverage concepts, initiatives and operational decisions portfolio-wide.
His key areas of responsibility include concept and menu development and kitchen design with a keen focus on maximizing profitability for each concept. He will play an active role in managing front of house operations teams, including the creation, implementation and monitoring of concepts and operating procedures for all Dream Hotel Group-managed food and beverage outlets.
“It’s an honor to welcome Jason to the team as Corporate Director of Food and Beverage,” said Dream Hotel Group CEO Jay Stein. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our culinary concepts and will play a key role in our brands’ continued growth and development in new markets by providing guests with authentic and engaging dining experiences.”
Most immediately, Francis will be focused on process and culinary consistency at Stateside Kitchen at Dream Nashville with a simultaneous focus on Dream Doha, Qatar’s nine dining and nightlife venues opening in late 2021.
“Dream Hotel Group is widely known and celebrated for its inventive and experience-focused dining and nightlife. I’m here to balance that sizzle with substance,” added Jason Francis, Corporate Director of Food and Beverage, Dream Hotel Group. “Working with hotels has always been a passion of mine, and I’m honored to join the Dream team during such an exciting time of growth.”
Francis brings nearly 15 years of experience as a chef and culinary executive to Dream Hotel Group. Most recently, he worked for the acclaimed Hillstone Restaurant Group, where he spent the last five of his near 10-year tenure as Head Chef and Culinary Manager of Hillstone’s highest grossing restaurant Palm Beach Grill and Honor Bar in Palm Beach, Florida.
Dream Hotel Group is on track to open three new hotels in destinations worldwide in 2021, including The Chatwal Lodge in the Catskills, NY, Dream Doha in Qatar, Your Nature, an Unscripted Eco Resort, in Belgium, and Margaritaville Resort Times Square in New York, as well as a standalone Stateside Kitchen restaurant, the second location and extension of its famed Nashville outpost, in Memphis TN in 2022.
With 15 hotels in its portfolio today and an additional 20 locations in various stages of development, Dream Hotel Group remains one of the fastest growing independent lifestyle hotel companies in the world. Today’s announcement signals another exciting milestone in the continued growth and evolution of the company and its portfolio of lifestyle brands.