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NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2015 – Début Hotel Group and Hampshire Hotels Management today announced that David Kuperberg has been tapped to lead the development efforts for the Company’s visionary lifestyle brands including Dream Hotels™, Time Hotels™, Night Hotels™, Augustus Hotels and ResortsTM and Unscripted HotelsTM

 

Kuperberg has been working with the Company since April 2013 and has been integral to the growth of its domestic and international pipeline, including the much-anticipated and soon-to-open Dream Hollywood hotel.

“As we continue to focus on the growth of our Company and our brands, I am confident that David will lead the stellar team here in North America and abroad, and he will help us grow our brands in our key areas of focus,” said Jay Stein, Interim President and CEO of Début Hotel Group and Hampshire Hotels Management.

Prior to joining the Company, Kuperberg held a variety of roles with Virgin Hotels and Wyndham Worldwide. At Virgin, he was the head of development, charged with leading the business’ global expansion. At Wyndham, he served as Vice President of Development and Strategy as well as Senior Director of Mergers and Acquisitions.  During his tenure there, he oversaw the acquisition of Ramada International from Marriott International, resulting in the acquisition of more than 200 international hotels which launched Wyndham’s global business. He also oversaw the acquisition of the TRYP hotel brand from Meliá Hotels, representing 94 hotels across Europe and South America.  In addition, he was instrumental in establishing a joint venture with Malta-based Corinthia Group which resulted in the re-branding of Corinthia’s hotels under Wyndham Hotel Group flags.

Kuperberg was previously an Associate at True North Capital, a private equity group and merchant bank that provided financing solutions to companies in the United States and Europe as well as a Strategy Consultant at Computer Sciences Corporation in the Management Consulting division. 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Health Management from Yale University.

About Début Hotel Group + Hampshire Hotels Management

Launched in 2015 by Hampshire Hotels Management, LLC Début Hotel Group represents a sea change in the hospitality space by making fresh lifestyle experiences available to every traveler and hotel developer. The Hotel Group represents five distinct brands: Augustus Hotels & ResortsTM, Time HotelsTM, Dream HotelsTM, Night HotelsTM and Unscripted HotelsTM. Founded on the philosophy that forward-thinking design, service and guest experiences should be available in every market segment, Début Hotel Group is committed to offering travelers an authentic connection to their chosen destination through an out-of-the-box approach.

Début Hotel Group is part of Hampshire Hotels Management, a leader in managed properties, overseeing a diverse portfolio of hotels across the United States and abroad through third-party management contracts and the expanding Début Hotel Group portfolio. The company’s strong brand relationships with leading hotel franchises strengthens its ability to achieve its growth potential and expand its portfolio in the four- and five-star franchised hotel market. Hampshire Hotels Management, LLC's corporate offices are located at 200 West 55th Street, New York, NY. Additional information can be found at www.debuthotelgroup.com.

Contact: Christine Da Silva, VP, Communications

cdasilva@hh-r.com / +1 (908) 334-1601

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