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Carl L. Cohen Appointed Chief Sales and
Marketing Officer, Dolce International
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Montvale, NJ (January 30, 2008) Dolce International, a global hospitality company specializing in providing a superior meetings experience, today announced that it has appointed Carl L. Cohen as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.  In his new position, Cohen will be responsible for overall management and leadership for the company-wide sales and marketing functions for Dolce's growing portfolio of Hotel, Resort & Conference Destinations.  

"Carl brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing expertise, including extensive experience in the hospitality industry, said Debra Bates, Dolce International Executive Vice President & CFO.  "He has a track record of strong revenue growth and has consistently created and executed marketing programs that drive sales and maximize ROI and shareholder value. Carl's combination of experience, knowledge and skills will make him an invaluable asset to the Dolce International team and we are thrilled to have him join the management team.

"I am energized to join the Dolce team and deliver on the firm's ambitious growth objectives while bringing the Dolce brand to a new level, says Carl L. Cohen, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Dolce International. "I believe the meetings business and Dolce have tremendous potential and I'm very excited to join the company following its recent recapitalization with Broadreach Capital Partners that will support rapid expansion in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Previously in his sales and marketing career, Cohen was a Senior Vice President at Starwood Hotels and Resorts where he was responsible for the introduction of broadband services at more than 600 hotels globally; leadership of a 100 person team responsible for integrating relationship marketing, technology and guest services through the use of Starwood's Galaxy Hotel Systems; and creation of a global reservation and loyalty marketing system which increases revenues by 20%.  

Prior to joining Dolce, Cohen was President of the Marketing Solutions Division of Dendrite International, an Internet, Direct Response and Relationship Marketing firm based in Bedminster, New Jersey.  He began his marketing career in the consumer products industry, holding brand management positions at Colgate-Palmolive and Phillip Morris USA.  He also served as Director of Marketing for Ryder System in Miami, and as Executive Vice President of Marketing for the IndyCar Racing League in Troy, Michigan.  

Cohen holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in Accounting and Spanish from the State University of New York at Albany.  

About Dolce International:
Dolce International is a global hospitality company specializing in the meetings experience.  The company has a portfolio of 27 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 4,000 employees.  For more information, visit the web site at www.dolce.com.  

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Contact:

Phil Mattia
 Director of Marketing
 Dolce International 
 Phone: (201) 505-4413
 e-mail: phil.mattia@dolce.com
 

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Also See: Steve Giblin Appointed Chief Operating Officer and Debra Bates as Chief Investment Officer at Dolce International / March 2006
Dolce International Implements Changes in the Organizational Structure of their Senior Management Team / November 2007
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