The Diplomat Beach Resort Breaks Records with $835 Million Sale and Welcomes New General Manager Dean Lane

 The Diplomat Beach Resort Breaks Records with $835 Million Sale and Welcomes New General Manager Dean Lane

The hospitality industry has been abuzz with the news of the record-breaking property sale of The Diplomat Beach Resort --located in Hollywood, Florida -- from Brookfield Properties to Trinity Fund Advisors LLC for a whopping $835 million dollars. This sale transaction is the third largest single-asset hotel/resort sale in United States history, making it a significant milestone for the resort and a testament to the durability and economic strength of South Florida.


With the addition of the new General Manager Dean Lane, guests can expect to experience an even higher level of service and attention to detail during their stay. Lane brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the hospitality industry, and is committed to ensuring that The Diplomat Beach Resort remains at the forefront of luxury travel in Florida.


Dean Lane Named General Manager of AAA Four Diamond-Rated Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida

Photo: Dean Lane, General Manager of The Diplomat Beach Resort

Hollywood, FL (May, 2023) – Dean Lane has been named as the new general manager of The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida. 

Located at 3555 S Ocean Drive the 1,000-room Resort was recently purchased by Trinity Investments, and is operated by Hilton, as a global flagship location of Hilton’s Curio Collection. Dean Lane will lead the team in all aspects of Resort operations, from team leadership to experiential development, guest services and satisfaction. “We are privileged to have someone of Dean’s caliber and industry experience leading the team, and know that his unique experience and industry edge are exactly what is needed at The Diplomat to guide the Resort into its most exciting era yet” said Doug Gehret, Area Vice President at Hilton. “I look forward to this new opportunity and am proud to be able to lead the phenomenal team at The Diplomat Beach Resort,” said Lane. “My ultimate goal is to ensure this premiere Resort remains the unquestionable leader in the South Floridian market for both leisure and business travelers visiting the area, by delivering an unparalleled guest experiences and best-in-class amenities around every bend.” Prior to joining The Diplomat Beach Resort, Lane served as Hilton Area General Manager in the Chicago / Midwest region, overseeing the operations of five Hilton Hotels & Resorts. Prior to his Area General Manager position, Dean served as General Manager of Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel where he played a large role in the four-year, $140 million renovation of the legendary property resulting in subsequent record-breaking revenue and market share gains. 

With more than 30 years in the hospitality industry, Dean began his hospitality career at the MGM Grand Hotel in Reno, a property featuring 2,000 rooms, where in he was involved in the $220 million renovation of the property as Executive Assistant Manager. Along Dean’s path, he has acquired numerous accolades not limited to Historic Hotels of America’s “Historic Hotelier of the Year” in 2014 and the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association’s “Hotelier of the Year” in 2015. In 2017, he was voted Chairman of the Board for the latter association. Lane is also an active part of the community; he has held roles within the State Street Commission, served board member of the Chicago Loop Alliance, and served on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest, Indiana, keeping in line with Hilton’s overall service culture and philosophy of giving back.

About The Diplomat Beach Resort
The Diplomat Beach Resort, South Florida’s most iconic beachfront destination resort, is
perched on nearly 10 oceanfront acres, overlooking both the Atlantic Surf and the Intracoastal
Waterway. The 36-story Resort boasts 1,000 guestrooms and suites, 6 different culinary
destinations, two sun-drenched pools, 26 poolside cabanas designed in part by fashion designer
Trina Turk, a “Dip + Slide” supervised kids’ splash zone, an award-winning 15,000 square foot
deluxe Spa & Salon, and a two-story fitness center, among other guest amenities. The Diplomat also offers 209,000+ square feet of meetings and event space, ranking the property as the largest beachfront convention center and meeting space in both Americas and the Caribbean. The Resort is ideally located between the two most significant airports in South Florida, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (10 minutes) and Miami International Airport (30 minutes), granting its guests unparalleled access from major markets throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe. For more information or reservations, please call 1-855-689- 2911 or visit

About Curio Collection by Hilton
The Diplomat Beach Resort serves as the international flagship location of Hilton’s esteemed
Curio Collection by Hilton ( This upper upscale, global portfolio of nearly
50 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts are each handpicked for their unique character. Curio
Collection properties appeal to travelers seeking unexpected and authentic experiences, and
the benefits of Hilton’s award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors®.
The Diplomat Beach Resort is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest loyalty program
for Hilton’s 18 world-class brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred
Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows
members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive
member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard WiFi. Members also
have access to contactless technology exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors
mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their
room using Digital Key.

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