HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (April 25, 2019) – Dream Hotel Group announces the appointment of Vaughn Pierre Davis as general manager of Dream Hollywood. Davis launched his hospitality career nearly a decade ago in New York City where he began as a guest attendant at Gansevoort Meatpacking. From there, he served as the director of guest services at Dream Downtown for four years before taking on a prominent hotel management position with Joie de Vivre to launch its very first hotel in New York City at 50 Bowery.
Davis saw great opportunity with Dream Hollywood’s luxurious room product, stellar service and renowned food and beverage operators, prompting his recent move from New York City to Los Angeles to join the team just in time for summer, as the hotel celebrates its two-year anniversary.
“Dream Hollywood has always been a property that I wanted to operate; I recall the day the announcement was made and was overjoyed with the prospect of possibly moving to the Golden State,” said Davis. “I am excited to continue to elevate the playfully sophisticated experiences at Dream Hollywood and maintain its position forefront of the revitalization of Hollywood.”
A specialized lifestyle hotel operator with experience in results-driven partnerships and programming, Davis is credited with creating the first Sneaker Concierge program at Dream Downtown’s GuestHouse Suite. This program created an experience where guests received a pair of sneakers curated uniquely for them by resident ‘Sneakerologist,’ Davis himself. Seeing firsthand the interest, demand and story-telling opportunities this impactful partnership attracted, during his time at 50 Bowery Davis he spearheaded equally successful partnerships with brands including WHITE FOX Electric Scooters, food delivery service Caviar and Uber.
“We are thrilled to welcome Vaughn back to our management team as general manager at Dream Hollywood; his experience in hospitality, his time with Dream Hotel Group, and his innate knowledge of the area make for a perfect fit for our growing team of industry experts,” said Jay Stein, chief executive officer, Dream Hotel Group. “As we continue to demonstrate tremendous growth, we are constantly looking for exceptional talent such as Vaughn to support our rapid expansion, while maintaining our brand ethos and reputation that our guests come to expect.”
Since arriving at Dream Hollywood, Davis has hit the ground running and is currently developing similar programs to elevate the guest experience. From activating the pool and public spaces, to introducing partnerships in the tech, wellness and culinary fields, Davis’ vision will further establish the hotel as a hub for both locals and guests in Hollywood.
When it comes to his leadership philosophy, Davis understands the importance of empowering employees at every level. “Respect everyone regardless of position,” says Davis. “Have a genuine caring heart towards your fellow human beings.”
Past accomplishments include being named Employee of the Quarter at Gansevoort Hotel Group, receiving the Free To Go Beyond Award from Two Roads Hospitality and participating in five hotel openings and transitions. Davis earned his bachelor’s degree in political science at Hofstra University.
Coming from an international background, Davis grew up in Georgetown, Guyana and, later, Queens, New York. Currently, he resides in his new city of Los Angeles with his wife, Ashley, and four children, Vaughn, Kylie, Hallie and Ellie. When not leading the charge at Dream Hollywood, Davis can be found coaching his son’s football team, participating in philanthropic events, attending sporting events, driving off-road, and, like a true Los Angeles transplant, enjoying an In-N-Out Burger.