PCI, Dreamcatcher Development collaborate to expand award-winning hotel brand

Published 3:19 pm Thursday, September 7, 2023

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Special to the Advance

Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority (CIEDA) and DreamCatcher Development, an award-winning hotel developer, have forged a new partnership aimed at further expanding the DreamCatcher Hotels brand, accoding to a release.

The partnership represents a significant milestone in the evolution of both organizations and is poised to elevate the company’s hospitality landscape to new heights.

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The Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PBCI), through their economic development division CIEDA, currently owns multiple hotels, both solely and through partnerships, in Alabama, Florida and North Carolina. In their ongoing pursuit of hospitality excellence, the PBCI Tribe recognized the need for a full-service hotel development company to complement their existing portfolio.

“We are thrilled to embark on this journey with DreamCatcher Development,” said Cody Williamson, president/CEO of Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority. “Our shared vision of delivering exceptional hospitality aligns perfectly, and we believe that this partnership will create lasting value for our guests, our Tribe, and the communities we serve.”

This strategic partnership will open doors to numerous opportunities, including:


  • Enhanced Hospitality Portfolio: The collaboration with DreamCatcher Development will enable the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to expand and diversify its hospitality portfolio, offering an even wider range of exceptional hotel experiences to guests.


  • Expertise and Innovation: DreamCatcher Development brings a wealth of expertise and a track record of innovation in hotel development. Their experience and forward-thinking approach will contribute to the creation of distinctive, world-class properties.


  • Community Growth: The partnership will not only result in the development of outstanding hotels but also generate economic growth and employment opportunities within the communities served by these establishments.


  • Guest-Centric Approach: DreamCatcher Hotels is renowned for its guest-centric approach to hotel design and operations. Guests can look forward to elevated experiences that prioritize comfort, convenience, and quality.


“We are beyond excited to be a part of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and their vision for the future of hospitality,” said Zeke Cooper, DreamCatcher Hotels president and CEO. “Partnering with the Tribe allows us to continue building on our award-winning DreamCatcher Hotels brand, while still providing our expertise on an array of hospitality projects.”