Oakwood has appointed Dean Schreiber as managing
director for the company’s portfolio of 28 Oakwood branded
serviced apartment properties in Asia Pacific.
In this capacity, Dean will establish and
execute the strategic direction for the business unit and oversee
the growth of the brand throughout the region.
This appointment follows Oakwood’s
recent announcement to more than triple the number of
Oakwood-branded corporate and serviced apartments around the
world. Dean will report to Bill Foltz, Oakwood Worldwide
senior vice president and chief financial officer, and will serve
as part of the new regional leadership team designed to strengthen
the company’s ability to identify and pursue development
opportunities for the organization. As managing director, Dean will
play a pivotal role in further establishing the Oakwood branded
presence and expanding the portfolio into new markets including
the Middle East.
Dean brings nearly
30 years of global experience to his role, including assignments
in Asia Pacific and the Middle East and has extensive experience
in property development, new property openings, general management
and hotel operations for five-star and luxury brands.
“Dean is joining us at a very exciting time
following the announcement of our recent $4 billion joint venture
with Mapletree, which will deliver a healthy pipeline of
development opportunities within key Asian markets,” said Foltz.
“His depth and breadth of hospitality expertise will be invaluable
to leading the global expansion of the Oakwood brand.”
Dean joins Oakwood Worldwide from Pan
Pacific Hotels Group where he was senior vice president of
operations. Prior to Pan Pacific, he was group managing director
of KOP Hotels and Resorts. Throughout his career, Dean has
held key leadership positions at InterContinental Hotels Group,
Harbour Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Century International Hotels and
Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
He graduated from Höhere Lehranstalt
für Fremdenverkehr in Krems, Austria where he completed a two-year
diploma in hotel management.
Dean will operate out of the
Oakwood regional headquarters in Singapore.
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