News for the Hospitality Executive
MONTVALE, N.J. (May 18, 2009) ─ Dolce Hotels and Resorts, a privately held operator of 24 upscale hotels, resorts and conference hotels in North America and Europe, today announced the appointment of Hans Mulders, a 35-year lodging veteran, as general manager of Seaview, a Dolce Resort, in Galloway, N.J., near Atlantic City.
He is responsible for the operation, promotion and success of the 297-room, 300-acre resort and oversees all departments: Operations, Marketing, Sales, Administration, Human Resources, Food and Beverage, Finance, Information Technology, Maintenance and Security.
He previously served the West Paces Hotel Group as general manager of its 63-room, Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa in Sausalito, Calif., and its 254-room, Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, N.J., featuring 40,000 square feet of meeting space, two restaurants and a spa. Both hotels were rated Three Diamonds.
During that time he was honored by West Paces Hotel Group with its annual award for most improved gross operating profit of all its hotels.
From 1993 to 1998, he served Noble House Hotels & Resorts as managing director of its 50-room, Four Diamond-rated Grove Isle Club & Resort in Miami. The Four Diamond-rated hotel includes 8,000 square feet of meeting space, restaurant, private tennis club and marina.
Mulders created and operated a sales and operations training company, Mulders & Associates in Dallas, from 1998 to 2001. He developed and lead team-building events for clients including Cisco Systems, Pegasus Solutions Inc., FastCompany magazine and RSR Corporation.
From 2001 to 2003 he served Noble House Hotels & Resorts as director of sales & marketing and director of catering for The Adolphus, as 422-room, Four Diamond-rated hotel in Dallas featuring 24,000 square feet of meeting space and three restaurants.
Mulders was food & beverage director for the Westin Hotel Galleria Dallas from 1990 to 1993, a 493-room, Four Diamond-rated hotel featuring 40,000 square feet of function space, three restaurants and two lounges. He was food & beverage director for the Omni Hotel, San Mateo, in San Mateo, Calif., from 1987 to 1990. During that period he was honored by Omni Hotels as its Manager of the Year. From 1984 to 1987, he was assistant food & beverage director for the Sheraton Round Barn Inn in Santa Rosa, Calif.
He earned his bachelor of science degree in economics and culinary arts from the Dutch School of Hotel Administration, Groningen, Holland, in 1983. He also studied at the Dutch School of Civil Engineering in Hilversum, Holland, and completed the Hotel Management Summer Program at Cornell University in 1984.
Mulders is a resident of West Long Branch, N.J., speaks English, Dutch, French and German. He served on the executive board of directors of the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce, the board of the Long Branch Chamber of Commerce and headed its Commerce Marketing Committee and Business Development Steering Committee. He also served as president and director of programs for the National Association of Catering Executives.
Dolce Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Montvale, N.J., and Paris, is majority-owned by Broadreach Capital Partners and employs approximately 4,000 worldwide.
Its portfolio of iconic hotels, resorts and conference centers includes Lakeway Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas; Dolce Sitges in Barcelona, Spain; Seaview, near Atlantic City, N.J.; Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, Calif.; Dolce Chantilly in France; and Aspen Meadows Resort in Aspen, Colo.
Dolce Hotels and Resorts has earned a reputation for creating inspiring working and learning environments through its superior cuisine and amenities, productive facilities and design and dedicated, personalized customer service. Additional information is available at www.dolce.com.
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