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  Paul Dolce Named Assistant General Manager 
at Hamilton Park, A Dolce Conference Hotel
FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY (February 17, 2000). – Colin Ankersen, General Manager of Hamilton Park, a Dolce Conference Hotel in Florham Park, New Jersey, announced that Paul Dolce has been appointed Assistant General Manager of Hamilton Park. 

Paul, a 1986 Stephen F. Austin University graduate with a degree in Business Management, has worked for Dolce International since 1986 when he began his career at Lakeway Inn in Austin, Texas. In 1988 Paul relocated to Houston, Texas, where he worked for a division of Dolce International called Summit Sites, selling to the Houston and Dallas markets for independent hotels and resorts around the country.   He joined the Dolce International National Sales Office in 1990 before moving to Hamilton Park to work with the sales team in 1992.  His excellent sales performance earned him Dolce International’s Sales Manager of the Year award in 1994.  Paul rejoined the Montvale-based National Sales Office in 1995 as a National Sales Manager before returning to Hamilton Park as Director of Sales and Marketing in 1996.  

Explains Ankersen, “Paul demonstrated remarkable leadership and delivered outstanding sales results as Hamilton Park’s Director of Sales and Marketing.  During his tenure our property was recognized as one of the as one of the top conference centers in the country by such publications as Successful Meetings, Meetings & Conventions, Corporate & Incentive Travel, Meetings News, and Corporate Meetings & Incentives.   In his new role as Assistant General Manager he will be counted on to help maintain Hamilton Park’s status as Dolce International’s flagship property and help strengthen its reputation as one of the finest conference facilities in the world.”

Hamilton Park Becomes Tech Model for Company 
and Conference Center Industry

Hamilton Park has announced a series of new technology upgrades. The improvements, including high-speed Internet access into all meeting rooms and guest rooms and a new Technology Resource Center open to all clients, will position the property as one of the most technologically advanced in the conference center industry. 

Explains Dolce International Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Andy Dolce, “In 1998, Dolce International made a conscious decision to become the technological leader in the conference center industry because we realize how vital technology is to the adult learning process. Our technology upgrades at Hamilton Park will become a model for all Dolce properties and the rest of the conference center industry.” 

In July 1999, the property will install high-speed Internet access lines into all meeting rooms and guest rooms allowing the client to forego the main switchboard when going on-line. High-speed Internet access will also be installed in the newly constructed Technology Resource Center where laptop stations, computer workstations, and laser and color printers will be available to clients at no charge, 24 hours a day. Computer software available will include Microsoft Office, Corel Business and normal Internet access. 

Hamilton Park also features its own onsite, mobile videoconferencing unit. Explains Hamilton Park Director of Operations, Frank Will, “The use of videoconferencing is a growing trend, and Hamilton Park customers are using this equipment with increasing frequency.” 

Continues Will, “We have also paid careful attention to service issues involving technology. An onsite Information Technology professional, versed in presentation technologies and computer interfacing, will be available at all times to assist clients in need.” 

The aforementioned upgrades will augment existing property technology including dual dataport access in all 219 guest rooms, a full-service business center providing administrative services, cabling in meeting rooms to accommodate additional phone lines, and ISDN lines. Because Dolce International recognizes the importance of LCDs as a basic tool for meetings and communications, it is the first conference center company to include an LCD projector in the Complete Meeting Package (CMP) as part of learning tools. 

Set on 13 acres of rolling woodlands in historic Morris County, New Jersey, Hamilton Park has emerged as an industry model in conference center technology. Recent technological advancements include a newly constructed Technology Resource Center containing computer workstations, laptop stations, and laser and color printers available to clients at no charge; high-speed Internet access in each of Hamilton Park’s 40 meeting rooms and 219 guest rooms; and an onsite, mobile videoconferencing unit.

Owned and managed by Dolce International, the global leader in learning through meetings and leisure, Hamilton Park is one of growing portfolio of conference hotels, conference resorts and private/corporate centers in the United States, Canada and Europe.  

Jennifer H. McDonough, 
Director of Public Relations 
(201) 505-5909 
Also See: Colin Ankersen Named Dolce International Eastern Region Vice President and General Manager of Hamilton Park / July 1999 
Hotel and Castle Vaalsbroek in the Netherlands Acquired by Dolce International / March 1999 

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