NEW YORK, NY – Renowned hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group announced the promotion of Laura Mutterperl to the newly created position of Chief Legal Officer. Honored by Hotel Management magazine as one of 2019’s Influential Women in Hospitality, Mutterperl has more than 15 years of experience in driving hotel business and legal strategy. Mutterperl joined Dream Hotel Group in 2017 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel and has played a key role in advancing the company’s growth and success, which includes drafting more than 40 new hotel management agreements, the opening of four new hotels in the United States and the anticipated openings of three new locations in Doha, Qatar, Belgium and The Catskills, NY in 2022.
As Chief Legal Officer, Mutterperl maintains executive oversight of all legal issues for Dream Hotel Group and its growing portfolio of brands, including its Dream Hotels, Unscripted Hotels, The Chatwal and new By Dream Hotel Group collection. She will continue to work closely with senior leadership on driving new development deals, improving hotel operations, entering international markets and maximizing efficiencies and profitability for all proudly independent Dream Hotel Group properties worldwide.
“Laura is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently contributes broadly to a host of non-legal business matters, collaborates with company stakeholders on matters of strategic importance and supports increasing profitability and growth through strong legal expertise and guidance,” said Jay Stein, Chief Executive Officer, Dream Hotel Group. “Under Laura’s passionate leadership and counsel, Dream Hotel Group has solidified its place as one of the most recognized and well-respected independent lifestyle companies in the world, and her promotion to Chief Legal Officer is very well-deserved.”
“Dream Hotel Group’s growth and development strategy has never been more compelling,” added Ms. Mutterperl. “I am honored to help the team and to assist the company to its next phases of success.”
Mutterperl joined Dream Hotel Group from Starwood Hotels and Resorts where she worked for several years in various positions after a stint in the corporate department of legal powerhouse Kirkland & Ellis.
Mutterperl earned her JD from Harvard Law School after graduating from Harvard College with honors. She is based in New York and works out of Dream Hotel Group’s executive office.
Dream Hotel Group is a hotel brand and management company with a rich, 35-year history of managing properties in some of the world's most highly competitive hotel environments, including New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Bangkok and most recently Nashville. Home to its Dream Hotels, Unscripted Hotels, The Chatwal and new By Dream Hotel Group brands, Dream Hotel Group encompasses three business lines: Proprietary Brands, Hotel Management, and Dining & Nightlife. The company is committed to the philosophy that forward-thinking design, service and guest experiences should be available across all market segments. Dream Hotel Group is dedicated to offering travelers an authentic connection to their chosen destination through a truly original approach.
With 16 hotels in its portfolio today and another 20 locations in various stages of development, Dream Hotel Group remains one of the fastest growing independent lifestyle hotel companies in the world. The announcement signals another exciting milestone in the continued growth and evolution of the company.