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 Dolce Awarded Management Contract for the Former IBM Training Center
in La Hulpe near Brussels; Following Renovation and Expansion the
264 room Property Will Reopen as the Dolce La Hulpe Brussels


Montvale, NJ September 27, 2005-- Dolce International has been awarded the management contract for the former IBM training center in La Hulpe near Brussels, by the property's owner, Banimmo Real Estate.  Dolce's first property in Belgium, Dolce La Hulpe Brussels will, after an extensive 12-15 months renovation and expansion program be open for business in January 2007.

Located just under 10 miles from Brussels Zaventem International Airport and Brussels city center  in the Soignes forest, the property boasts excellent transport links by being only 25 minutes from Brussels Midi train station with high speed train services connecting Brussels to London, Paris, Amsterdam and Cologne.  Being developed into a full service Dolce Hotel & Conference Destination to offer 264 guest rooms, 40 meeting rooms including four auditoriums up to 484 seats, the property will also feature a Dolce Spa with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, fitness centre and treatment rooms for massages and beauty treatments.

Dolce La Hulpe Brussels
Chaussée de Bruxelles 135 / Brusselse Steenweg 135
1310 La Hulpe / Terhulpen
Brussels, Belgium
In addition, Dolce La Hulpe Brussels will provide an a la carte restaurant, a main dining room for 320 people, two private dining rooms and banquet facilities, as well as two bars. The two conference centers, combined will offer 47,400 square feet of dedicated meeting space, and are divided by the hotel wing located in the center of the property.

Offering the very latest in communication technology, the property's meeting spaces will be equipped with high speed wired and wireless internet access, ergonomic meeting chairs and continually refreshed coffee-break buffets and networking areas.

Andy Dolce, company founder, chairman and CEO remarks: "This is an important milestone for Dolce International as it is our first property in the heart of the European Union. Dolce La Hulpe Brussels  is a prime destination and will be perfect for meeting the demands and needs of business and leisure travelers; not only from the local region, but France, the UK, Germany, The Netherlands and North America.  It is an ideal property for inclusion in Dolce's European portfolio and will provide the perfect setting and high standards for meetings and corporate or private events when the renovation program has been completed."

Didrik van Caloen, CEO of Banimmo Real Estate comments: "We are delighted to be working with Dolce International on this project particularly as it means the creation of 200 new jobs for local people. Dolce International's involvement in this property will ensure guests receive a high-caliber of service and commitment in the years to come."

About Dolce International:
Dolce International is a global hospitality company specializing in the meetings experience for its customers. The company has a collection of 21 unique properties in the United States, Canada and Europe.  Each property features a different style ranging from a historic castle, to an authentic alpine village, to a New England-style country resort, to a French chateau, 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.  Dolce is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2005.

Barbara Rogers 
 Director of Marketing and Public Relations
 Phone:  (201) 505-4413
Also See: After Nine Years of Planning and Obtaining Entitlements, Zermatt Resort & Spa near Salt Lake City, Utah Under Construction; Dolce International Appointed to Manage Resort and Conference Center / February 2005
Bierwirth & Partners Appoint Dolce International to Manage the 172 room Parkhotel Berlin Müggelsee / June 2004

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