US: Dream Hotel Group has announced plans to open the second US location of its new lifestyle brand Unscripted Hotels in New York’s Catskill Mountains in early 2020.
Centrally located within the new Shops at White Lake complex in Bethel, New York, Unscripted Catskills marks the company’s first ground-up build using modular construction, incorporating both hotel and retail, and will serve as a prototype for the Unscripted brand moving forward.
The Shops at White Lake development include an additional 75,000 square feet of retail and professional office space, establishing a much-needed Central Business District for the town of Bethel.
Dream Hotel Group is also developing The Chatwal Lodge, a five-star luxury resort in 26 acres along the wooded shores of the 1,000-acre Toronto Reservoir at the Chapin Estates in Bethel, New York. The Chatwal Lodge is expected to open in Autumn 2020 with 34 accommodations through an array of offerings, including villas, suites, treehouses and tents coupled with farm-to-table culinary experiences by DUCASSE Paris, founded by multi-Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse.
Jay Stein, Dream Hotel Group CEO, said: “Dream Hotel Group is doubling down on iconic Catskills Mountains and beautiful Sullivan County. With the development of Unscripted Catskills now fully underway, following the recent groundbreaking of The Chatwal Lodge nearby, it’s our goal to be a responsible partner to the community and a driving force in the ongoing restoration and revitalisation of the region.”
Designed by Rockwell Group, Unscripted Catskills will feature 100 guest rooms and suites, a large outdoor pool house and fitness centre, meeting and event space, and two food and beverage outlets, including a 2,000-square-foot restaurant and a 1,000-square-foot grab and go eatery.
Shawn Sullivan, Partner and Studio Leader, Rockwell Group, said: “One of the most vital aspects of Unscripted is the brand’s commitment to each site’s local context and community. Working with Dream Hotel Group, Rockwell Group has a terrific opportunity to bring this to life through the hotel’s design. Drawing inspiration from the Catskills’ idyllic landscape and deep-rooted history, we are blending the modern and unexpected without losing sight of the region’s rich heritage.”
Located just 90 miles from midtown Manhattan, Unscripted Catskills at The Shops at White Lake is part of a larger economic development plan for the town of Bethel, New York. The Catskills and Sullivan County was named one of the ‘top 10 regions to visit in 2019’ by Lonely Planet.
With 19 hotels open today and 20 additional locations currently in development worldwide, Dream Hotel Group is on track to triple its existing portfolio by 2022.