Simon Dewar Named GM of The Chatwal Lodge in The Catskills, New York

Dream Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Simon Dewar as general manager of The Chatwal Lodge in Bethel, New York.

Dewar has 15 years of luxury hospitality experience at Relais & Chateaux resorts across the Northeast. In this role, he will build upon the growing reputation of the property, which has 11 lodgings and draws travelers with a selection of outdoor adventures amid the serenity of the 1,000-acre Toronto Reservoir Lake, besides F&B experiences that celebrate local products.

“We are delighted with the appointment of Simon Dewar at the helm of The Chatwal Lodge, The Catskills, New York. We are confident that Simon will guide our very talented team at the uniquely beautiful resort to new heights. Simon Dewar’s impressive background and proven experience is a big asset for our newest luxury division property in the country,” said Ashish Verma, SVP of Dream Hotel Group’s luxury division, overseeing The Chatwal brand.

Dewar recently led The Lake House in Canandiagua, NY, where he served as general manager, spearheading the opening and operations for the 124-room resort. Prior to joining The Lake House, Dewar held general manager positions at the Weekapaug Inn, a Relais & Chateaux hotel and club in Westerly, RI, and at Blantyre Hotel in Lenox, MA, a Relais & Chateaux property.

Dewar also brings a dash of culinary experience to The Chatwal Lodge, having served as chef at The Claret in Harrogate, England and executive chef at The Orchards, in South Hadley, MA, before transitioning to hotel management. He also served as a military officer in the British Infantry.

“I’m truly honored to have the opportunity to lead an amazing team at The Chatwal Lodge and welcome guests from all over the world. The Lodge has a natural charm and beauty that evoke an instant sense of calm. Its serene location, our wonderful team, and the local cuisine sets it apart,” said Dewar.

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