The Team

Hyatt Place Dewey Beach is Delaware’s only Hyatt brand hotel. Featuring a variety of spacious rooms and suites overlooking the Rehoboth Bay and Atlantic Ocean, Hyatt Place Dewey Beach is perfect for the blended lifestyle of work and play. Hyatt Place Dewey Beach will offer the core elements for which Hyatt brand is known, including spacious 21st century guestrooms and suites; freshly prepared food available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; complimentary Wi-Fi access; and friendly staff trained in all areas of the hotel to assist guest with an array of services. Hyatt Place Dewey Beach will also offer a lounge and bar, state of the art convention center, indoor pool and fitness center.


Dewey Beach Enterprises (DBE) is owned by principals who bring together their distinguished careers in property redevelopment, general contracting, and hospitality. Eager to tackle a challenging redevelopment project, the DBE partners purchased the Ruddertowne parcel (now known as Lighthouse Cove Dewey Beach) on October, 31 2007.

E. Thomas Harvey III (Thom), President of DBE. Thom is the president and chief executive officer of Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. (HHA), a commercial real estate development company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware. HHA owns and manages more than 3 million sq feet of prime commercial/warehouse, business campus, industrial site, and retail shopping centers in Delaware and Maryland. HHA currently serves diverse range of businesses ranging from sole proprietors to major multinational organizations. Clients include DuPont, Five Below, Tire Rack, The Speakman Company, Buffalo Wild Wings, Wawa Food Markets, Philadelphia Gear, Nova Records, and many other companies of large prestige. For additional information, please visit:  

David N. Sills, Treasurer of DBE. David is the president of Daystar Sills, Inc., a general contracting and construction management firm located in Wilmington, Delaware. Founded in 1991, the Daystar Sills portfolio has encompassed the design, planning and construction of commercial, retail, restaurant, office campus, educational, institutional, and mixed use projects. The Washington House mixed use project (180,000 sq ft) located in Newark, Delaware, in the heart of University of Delaware, has helped transform the city core to an upscale residential/retail village for the 21st Century. For additional information, please visit:  

James E. Baeurle (Jim), Secretary. Mr. Baeurle brings a distinguished career in restaurant and hospitality interests, having served in management positions with Highway One, Ltd., with its extensive holdings in Dewey Beach, including restaurants, nightspots, and other commercial establishments.

The DBE partnership brings together three distinguished entrepreneurs who together provide a compelling and complementary array of talent and experience dedicated to the success of the Ruddertowne redevelopment project.


TKo Hospitality, an affiliate of Harvey Hanna and Associates, is a specialized hospitality management company the develops true partnerships with clients while delivering exceptional results in terms of profitability, market share, guest satisfaction and increased asset value. TKo tailors their services for the specific needs of each owner based on market conditions, operational performance and ownership goals.The TKo professional team has over 100 years of combined industry experience dedicated to your asset and the associates at each property.  We have extensive brand management experience working with : Marriott Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, ING, Choice international, other properties. To learn more about TKo Hospitality, visit:


Coldwell Banker Realty specializes in real estate sales, rentals, vacation and commercial investment. Coldwell Banker Resort Realty is locally owned and operated since 1979 and has offices strategically located throughout central and lower Delaware.  Its headquarters and rental operations base is located in Rehoboth Beach at 20184 Coastal Highway and can be contacted at 302.277.5000 or toll free at 800.800.4134.