News for the Hospitality Executive
Dolce Hotels and Resorts Appoints Stephen Prakash to General
of Seaview, a Dolce Resort, near Atlantic City, New Jersey
MONTVALE, N.J. (May 21, 2010) - Dolce Hotels and Resorts, a privately held operator of 26 upscale hotels, resorts and conference hotels in North America and Europe, has announced the appointment of Stephen Prakash, a 20-year hospitality veteran, as general manager of Seaview, a Dolce Resort, near Atlantic City, N.J.
Prakash, who reports to Mike McNeill, Dolce vice president of operations, North American hotels and resorts, oversees all aspects of the 297-room historic hotel, conference center and golf resort, including operations, marketing, sales, food service, engineering, maintenance, finance and human resources.
Prior to joining Dolce, Prakash served Harrah’s Entertainment as vice president of non-gaming operations for its 1,100-room Caesars Atlantic City casino hotel, a position to which he was promoted after being hired as vice president of food and beverage. From 2004 to 2006, he was regional director for China Grill Management based in New York.
Prakash served Penn National Gaming Inc. as vice president of operations of its CharlesTown Races & Slots facility in Charlestown, W.V., from 2001 to 2003. Prior to that, he was vice president of Trump Plaza and World’s Fair Hotels & Casinos in Atlantic City, a complex of three hotel towers totaling 1,400 rooms, 12 restaurants and three casinos.
He was vice president of the Biltmore Estate House, Hotel, Gardens & Winery in Asheville, N.C., from 1995 to 1996, and vice president of Culinaire International, a Dallas-based food-service company, from 1990 to 1995.
Prakash is a 1977 graduate of Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England, where he received a bachelor’s degree in hotel and catering administration. He has served the Atlantic City Chapter of La Chaine des Rotisseurs, the Atlantic County United Way and the board of the Atlantic County Habitat for Humanity.
Seaview, which opened as an exclusive country club in 1912, today features world-class golf, recreation, dining and conference facilities on 300-acre complex in Galloway Twp., N.J.
Seaview’s 26 meeting rooms and 16 breakout rooms encompass 27,000 square feet of space including a 6,634-square-foot ballroom that can accommodate seating for groups as large as 500. The resort offers 36 holes of golf on two championship courses and currently hosts the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
Dolce Hotels and Resorts, a privately held operator of 26 upscale hotels, resorts and conference hotels in North America and Europe founded in 1981, is majority-owned by Broadreach Capital Partners. The company, headquartered in Montvale, N.J., employs approximately 4,000 worldwide. Additional information is available at www.dolce.com.
Dolce’s portfolio includes properties in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, Colorado, California, Ontario, Belgium, France, Spain and Germany.
As a leader in the meetings industry, Dolce hosts some 30,000 events and 4 million group clients globally every year. The company’s founder pioneered the conference center concept and Complete Meeting Package, both now embraced as standards by the International Association of Conference Centers.
The company’s vision is to create inspiring environments that bring people together, and its mission is to delight its guests, challenge its associates, reward its owners and serve as a role model in its communities.
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