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Geoff Lawson Appointed General Manager of Dolce Basking Ridge,
New Jersey; Also Serves as Dolce Regional Area Director



Montvale, NJ (June 12, 2007) – Steve Giblin, President and COO Dolce International announced that Geoff Lawson has been appointed the new General Manager of Dolce Basking Ridge, New Jersey, the 24th property in Dolce's growing portfolio of Hotel, Resort & Conference Destinations.  

This new role is in addition to Lawson's current responsibilities as Regional Area Director where he oversees five first-class Dolce properties in New York, Connecticut and Toronto, Canada.  In addition to his property responsibilities, Lawson is also accountable for Dolce's Corporate Quality initiative.

Lawson brings more than three decades of experience in the meeting and hospitality industry to his new position.  He has been with Dolce International for 14 years, joining the conference center industry in 1993 as a member of the pre-opening team at the Bank of Montreal Institute for Learning in Toronto.  He has also held several positions with the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) including past president and second vice president. 

"Throughout Geoff's career with Dolce International, he has developed a proven record as an effective leader and strategic planner,” said Giblin. "Geoff provides a positive impact on every aspect of our business and I am confident that he will carry on the proud tradition of Dolce hospitality as General Manager of Dolce Basking Ridge.”

As General Manager, Lawson will oversee all aspects of the Dolce Basking Ridge's operations including a multi-million dollar refurbishment scheduled for completion by the end of the year.  "I welcome the opportunity to lead Dolce Basking Ridge to a new level of excellence,” said Lawson.  "Dolce International is committed to provide the best meeting experience, a great guest experience and top amenities with an unparalleled commitment to our meeting and leisure guests, the communities in which we operate and our valued associates.” 

Prior to joining Dolce International, Lawson honed his hospitality skills at Princess Hotels, Leading & Preferred Hotels of the World.  He is a graduate of the Hospitality & Administration – Hotel Major program at Centennial College in Toronto.  He resides in the Suffern, New York area with his family.

Dolce Basking Ridge is a AAA Four Diamond property less than an hour from midtown Manhattan, 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.

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.  

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Contact:

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


 

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Also See: Leary O’Gorman Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing of ResortQuest, Aspen/Snowmass / November 2006
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