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Dolce Appoints Leigh Trilling as General Manager of The Thayer Hotel
Located on the Grounds of the U.S. Military Academy
at West Point, New York

MONTVALE, N.J. (April 2, 2010) - Dolce Hotels and Resorts has appointed lodging veteran Leigh Trilling as general manager of The Thayer Hotel, a 149-room, historic hotel and meeting center that it manages on the grounds of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Constructed in 1926 to accommodate Military Academy personnel and their guests, The Thayer features 10 function rooms totaling more than 15,000 square feet of space that can accommodate groups of 15 to 300 for corporate retreats, training, seminars, team-building and weddings.

Trilling formerly was director of operations for the Dolce Basking Ridge in New Jersey, where he oversaw quality, safety and standards for the hotelís 172 guest rooms and 25,000 square feet of function space.  His responsibilities also included overseeing hotel, conference and engineering operations. 

From 2005 to 2008, he was assistant general manager of the Chauncey Conference Center & Hotel in Princeton, N.J.  From 2004 to 2005, he was director of operations for the Minerals Resort & Spa at Crystal Springs, Vernon, N.J.

Trilling held various management positions for the former Dolce Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center in Florham Park, N.J. from 1996 to 2004.

He is a 1996 graduate of Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, N.J., where he was awarded a bachelorís degree in hotel management and commercial recreation and tourism.  Trilling earned the Certified Meeting Professional designation in 2001.

The Thayer Hotelís amenities and services include a full-service restaurant, sports lounge, room service and fitness room.  The hotel has been a popular wedding venue for nearly 100 years, and its Sunday Champagne Brunch has been honored as "The Best Brunch in the Hudson Valley" by Hudson Valley magazine for the last seven consecutive years.

The Gothic Revival-styled building, designed by Caughey and Evans of New York, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The hotel, which underwent a $26 million restoration in 1999 and additional renovations in 2003 and 2004, is named for U.S. Army Col. Sylvanus Thayer, "the father of the Military Academy," who served as its superintendent from 1817 to 1833.

Dolce Hotels and Resorts, a privately held operator of 26 upscale hotels, resorts and conference hotels in North America and Europe, is majority-owned by Broadreach Capital Partners. The company, headquartered in Montvale, N.J., employs approximately 4,000 worldwide. Additional information is available at

Its portfolio also includes its newest hotel, the Dolce Munich Unterschleissheim in Germany; Dolce Basking Ridge in New Jersey; Dolce Norwalk in Connecticut; Dolce Bad Nauheim in Germany; Dolce Valley Forge in Pennsylvania; The H Hotel, Midland, Mich.; Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center, Chaska, Minn.; John F. Welch Leadership Center, Ossining, N.Y.; and Bank of Montreal Financial Group Institute for Learning, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Dolce, founded in 1981, pioneered the conference center concept and Complete Meeting Package, both now embraced as standards by the International Association of Conference Centers. The companyís 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.


Rich Roberts
(717) 685-4142

Also See: Dolce Selected to Manage The Thayer Hotel Located at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y./ December 2009

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