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San Jose City Council Awards 10-year Contract
to Dolce International to Operate the
214 room Hayes Mansion
Montvale, New Jersey – USA (December 12, 2003) – Dolce International has been selected to manage the historic Hayes Mansion Conference Center in San Jose, California.  The San Jose City Council awarded the 10-year contract to Dolce International in a unanimous vote on December 2. This luxuriously appointed property will be repositioned as Dolce Hayes Mansion and becomes the twenty-third property in the Dolce Conference and Resort Destinations brand.
Hayes Mansion offers 214 spacious guest rooms and suites, 33,000 square feet of meeting space, extensive and varied dining areas, and a full-service spa and fitness center. 

Located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, this award-winning center offers groups and individuals a unique blend of tranquility, service and productivity. Built in 1905 and designed by famed architect George Page, this elegant Mediterranean 

Dolce Hayes Mansion
200 Edenvale Avenue
San Jose, California
style home was once the intended residence of wealthy faith healer Mary Hayes Chynoweth and her two grown sons.  Throughout its history, the Hayes Mansion has served as a unique setting for business and social activities. Renovated and opened to the public in 1994, the property quickly became the region’s premier facility for meetings and events. Now another chapter in the famed mansion’s history is being written. 

A new wing, adding 74 rooms and a new conference wing, was completed in 2002.

“We are thrilled to be selected to manage this property and to have a California destination to offer our customers,” said company founder and CEO, Andy Dolce. “The Dole Hayes Mansion fits perfectly in our portfolio as a unique meeting destination for corporate and association meetings, management development and sales training.  We look forward to a very long and successful relationship with the City of San Jose in managing this important asset on their behalf and in invigorating the property as an valuable partner in the San Jose community." 

Kay Winer, Deputy City Manager of San Jose, calls the decision to award the management contract to Dolce, “a win-win situation.”  She continues, “We are very excited to enter into a long-term relationship with Dolce International.  Their global reputation will serve us well and help raise the visibility of both the Hayes Mansion and the City of San Jose.  It is the prime example of a private and public partnership.” 

Cedric Fasbender, a conference center professional with 19 years of experience in the hospitality industry, has been named General Manager for the property.  “We are delighted to be introducing the Dolce culture to the wonderful workforce that is already in place at this phenomenal property. We are looking forward to hosting many successful events and continuing the high-caliber of service and commitment for which the Hayes Mansion is known.”

Dolce International, the global leader in learning through meetings and leisure, has 23 full-service conference and resort destinations in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Dolce International
Jo Ann Swahn, Chief Marketing Officer
(201) 307-8700
Also See: Delayed Leased Payments Authorized by the City of San Jose for City-Owned 135 room Hayes Mansion Conference Center / June 2003
Profile: Andy Dolce - With Partners Soros Real Estate Investors and AEW Capital Management Dolce International Operates 22 Properties in Seven Countries / June 2003

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