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Dolce Takes Over Management of the North Maple Inn, Basking Ridge New Jersey; Refurbishment Plans Underway for the Dolce Basking Ridge Hotel & Conference Destination


Montvale, NJ (June 8, 2007) – Dolce International announced today the addition of Dolce Basking Ridge, in Basking Ridge, New Jersey as the 24th property in its portfolio of Hotel, Resort & Conference Destinations.  Dolce will officially take over management on June 8th including sales and marketing, conference services, food and beverage, technological integration and property operations. 

As an AAA Four Diamond property less than an hour from midtown Manhattan, Dolce Basking Ridge is ideally situated to serve Fortune 500 companies in the New York - New Jersey metropolitan region. With 171 deluxe guest rooms and suites, 20,000 square feet of meeting space and a relaxing, retreat like setting, the property offers a perfect venue for business meetings, training sessions, weekend retreats, receptions and social events.
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Dolce Basking Ridge
300 North Maple Ave
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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Dolce has planned a multi-million dollar enhancement for the upscale hotel and conference center including refurbishment of all guest rooms, renovation of public areas, and updates to food and beverage outlets, all scheduled for completion by the end of the year.  Formerly AT&T's executive conference center, the property was purchased from Pfizer by Broadreach Capital Partners, a new financial partner for Dolce.

"We are excited to add the award-winning Dolce Basking Ridge Hotel & Conference Destination, to our growing portfolio.  The property offers our customers another superior meeting and lodging choice in the Tri-State area with all the technological advancements they require and top-notch Dolce services they expect” stated Andy Dolce, chairman and managing partner of Dolce International. "We are looking forward to welcoming executives from the region's thriving businesses and remain committed to adding new and exciting properties in other growing areas as well."

Set amidst 35-wooded acres, this deluxe hotel and conference facility offers cutting edge technology and top business traveler amenities in a relaxing, retreat-like environment.  Guest facilities include 20,000 square feet of conference space comprised of 25 meeting and breakout rooms including a 4,700 square-foot ballroom and a tiered Amphitheater with data and voice connections. The property offers state-of-the art audio-visual capabilities including ISDN lines throughout the building for video teleconferencing or file sharing and amenities such as a dedicated conference planning team, 24-hour self serve business center, personal work stations, 18-hour ergonomic chairs in all meeting rooms and free wireless high-speed Internet access.  

Recreational facilities include multi-purpose courts for tennis, basketball and teambuilding activities, a sand volleyball court, pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center with treadmills, steppers, bikes, Cybex machines and free weights. Located less than an hour from New York City and minutes from Newark International Airport, Dolce Basking Ridge offers a convenient location for business and leisure travelers.

For more information or reservations, call 800-57-DOLCE or visit www.baskingridge.dolce.com

About Dolce International:
Dolce International is a global hospitality company specializing in the meetings experience.  The company has a portfolio of 24 unique properties in the United States, Canada and Europe.  Each property features a different style ranging from a contemporary conference hotel, to an authentic alpine village, to a modern Spanish resort by the sea, 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.  

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Contact:

Michael Grossman     
 Senior Director of Global Distribution
Dolce International 
 Phone: (201) 505-4413 
 e-mail: michael.grossman@dolce.com
http://www.dolce.com

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Also See: Owners of North Maple Inn at Basking Ridge, Formerly The AT&T Learning Center, Appoint Benchmark to Continue Management / July 2002
Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Andrew Christie Director of Operations for North Maple Inn / August 2006
Broadreach Capital Partners Acquires Majority Ownership of the 329 room Four Seasons Resort Aviara, Carlsbad, California / February 2007
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