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Dream Hotel Group Appoints Leiya Cohen

Leiya Cohen at Dream Hotel Group

Dream Hotel Group announced the appointment of Leiya Cohen as Complex General Manager, overseeing the day-to-day management and operations of two iconic Dream Hotel Group properties in New York City – Dream Midtown and The Time New York by Dream Hotel Group, effective immediately.

“There’s always an opportunity for growth at Dream Hotel Group,” said Jay Stein, Chief Executive Officer, Dream Hotel Group.

“Leiya’s experience working at both The Time New York and Dream Midtown made her an ideal candidate and perfect fit for the role of Complex General Manager. We are all very proud of the success Leiya has achieved and will continue to accomplish in her career at Dream Hotel Group.”

With more than a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, Leiya Cohen’s career spans several senior management positions, including key roles at Millennium Premier New York Times Square, formerly known as The Premier, and The London New York City, now known as the Conrad New York Midtown, as well as positions at fine dining restaurants Gordon Ramsay and MEGU.

In 2014, Cohen joined the Dream Hotel Group family as Director of Front Office at The Time New York hotel on W. 49th Street and Broadway and was promoted to Hotel Manager shortly thereafter, where she oversaw the comprehensive redesign of its guest rooms by Rockwell Group, as well as the additions of LeGrande cocktail lounge and Serafina restaurant.

In 2019, Cohen was appointed General Manager at Dream Midtown, where she was responsible for all aspects of hotel management and operations at the Dream brand’s debut location on the corner of W. 55th Street and Broadway, including front of house, engineering and security departments, recruitment, staff development, budget management, and ensuring guest satisfaction.

Situated in the heart of New York’s iconic Theater District at 210 West 55th Street and Broadway, walking distance of iconic landmarks Columbus Circle, Times Square and Central Park, Dream Midtown is the original address of the design-driven lifestyle brand, Dream Hotels. The 1895 Beaux Arts flatiron building recently underwent a $20 million renovation creating a cohesive design across 220 luxurious guestrooms and suites, including the addition of its GuestHouse — a 1,500-square-foot, three-bedroom Presidential Suite. The boutique hotel evokes a new and vibrant energy with a bevy of dining and nightlife venues in partnership with renowned TAO Group Hospitality, including a chic, multi-level all-season rooftop lounge PHD Terrace, subterranean FISHBOWL bar and play lounge, and The Rickey craft cocktail lobby bar. Additionally, Serafina restaurant brings classic New York Italian fare and serves as the hotel’s in-room service.

The Time New York by Dream Hotel Group is a hidden gem and serves as the preferred haunt for many entertainers, celebrities, artists and local New Yorkers alike. Located at 224 West 49th Street, the revitalized property designed by award-winning Rockwell Group offers travelers an urban lifestyle destination with a refined edge in the heart of Manhattan’s Theater District, just steps from Times Square. Guests of The Time will discover the hotel’s contemporary environment inspired by modern art and the concept of time. In addition to 193 design-driven guest rooms and suites, including a 2,500 sq. ft. triplex Penthouse, The Time boasts three popular food and beverage venues including its ground-level Italian restaurant, Serafina, an elegant cocktail bar and lounge on the mezzanine level, LeGrande, and grab-and-go Goldfinch Coffee Shop on the ground level.

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