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Michele Dionne of Dolce Hayes Mansion Named to IACC Board

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2009) - Michele Dionne, senior conference sales manager for Dolce Hayes Mansion, has been appointed to the board of the International Association of Conference Centres, a St. Louis-based, nonprofit organization that aims to help its members provide the most productive meeting facilities around the world.

In her role, Dionne will oversee and advise IACC on its mission to promote awareness of conference centers as separate, distinct and special places.  The organization also endeavors to address the common problems, needs and opportunities of its members and provide programs and services to help them operate more effectively.

Prior to joining Dolce Hayes Mansion, Dionne served two years as conference sales manager for Dolce Norwalk in Connecticut.  From 2001 to 2004 she was conference sales manager for Dolce’s American Airlines Training & Conference Center in Fort Worth, Texas.  Earlier in her career, she was reservations supervisor for Morgan Run Resort and Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Dionne received her bachelor’s degree in hotel administration and travel and tourism planning from Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, N.H., in 2000.  She earned her Certified Meeting Planner designation in 2006 and Certified Newmarket Systems Analyst designation in 2008.  She has been an IACC member since 2007, will chair its Education committee for 2010 and has served as co-chair of its Global Study Tour for the last two years.

Dolce Hayes Mansion, a meticulously renovated Spanish Colonial Revival-style hotel listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers 25 conference rooms totaling 33,000 square feet of function space certified by the International Association of Conference Centers.  The hotel is 15 minutes from San Jose International Airport and 45 minutes from San Francisco and Monterey.

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 also includes The Thayer Hotel at West Point, N.Y.; Lakeway Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas; Dolce Sitges in Barcelona, Spain; Seaview, near Atlantic City, N.J.; 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


Rich Roberts
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Also See: San Jose City Council Awards 10-year Contract to Dolce International to Operate the 214 room Hayes Mansion / December 2003
City of San Jose Not Sure What to Do with the Historic and Financially Struggling Dolce Hayes Mansion Hotel and Conference Center; Annual Subsidy Expeced to Reach $4.2 million / June 2006

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