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 Dolce International Names Gerald Lampaert as
Vice President of Global Information Technology
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Montvale, NJ (June 8, 2006) – Dolce International, a leader in the conference center industry and hospitality management, appointed Gerald Lampaert as Vice President of Global Information Technology (IT), based in the company’s Montvale, New Jersey office.  As a member of Dolce’s corporate development team, Mr. Lampaert will be responsible for overseeing strategic planning, implementation and management of IT functions globally as the company prepares for a new stage of growth. 

Steve Giblin, President and COO of Dolce International stated, “We look forward to having Mr. Lampaert use his expertise to enhance our information systems. Gerald brings with him an international perspective on technology and innovation. He has implemented multiple Internet and shared applications to hotels in Europe and North America. His close relationships with North American and European technology providers will allow Dolce to select the best/cutting edge applications from the top global technology providers.”

Giblin continues, “He will implement a centralized ASP environment that will bring Dolce to the forefront of technology in the hospitality business. Gerald will focus on the MyDolce.net strategy that will improve connectivity, bandwidth and real time reporting between domestic and international Dolce management groups and owners. It will also enable Dolce to respond immediately to customers requests.”

Lampaert joins Dolce with almost 15 years experience in the IT and hospitality industries. Most recently, Mr. Lampaert ran an IT project management company for four years, during which he established the entire IT infrastructure from construction to post opening for two new Dolce properties, Dolce Sitges, Spain and Dolce Brussels, Belgium.   Prior to working as a consultant, Mr. Lampaert served for two years, beginning in 1998, as Director of IT at the Imperial Palace Hotel, Casino and Convention Center in Annecy, France and, starting in 2000, he served in the same capacity at the Millennium and Copthorne Hotels and Resort for Continental Europe. Mr. Lampaert, a native of Belgium, began his career opening the Disneyland Resort in Paris, first in convention services and later in the IT department. 

About Dolce International:
Dolce International is a global hospitality company specializing in the meetings experience for its customers. The company has a collection of 21 unique properties in the United States, Canada and Europe.  Each property features a different style ranging from a historic castle, to an authentic alpine village, to a New England-style country resort, to a French chateau, to a traditional corporate learning center.  All Dolce Destinations meet the high standards of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC).  While Dolce International specializes in the meetings niche of the hospitality industry, the company also caters to leisure travelers, individual business travelers and offers a variety of venues for events.  Headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey and Paris, France, the company has approximately 3,000 employees.  Dolce is currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary. 

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Contact:

Barbara A. Rogers 
Director of  Marketing & Public Relations
Dolce International®
28 West Grand Avenue 
Montvale, NJ 07645 
Direct: 201-505-4413 
Fax:    201-307-8837 
Email:barbara.rogers@dolce.com
 www.dolce.com

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Also See: Dolce International Honors Sales Force at Annual Sales Conference; Paul Dolce Named General Manager of the Year / February 2006
Dolce International has Four Major Projects Underway and Two Properties Slated to be Opened: Zermatt Resort & Spa in Utah and La Hulpe in Belgium / April 2006
Steve Giblin Appointed Chief Operating Officer and Debra Bates as Chief Investment Officer at Dolce International / March 2006

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