Dolce Valley Forge Hotel completes $20-million renovation

King of Prussia, PA -- Nov. 25, 2008 -- Dolce Hotels and Resorts is proud to announce the completion of the final phase of renovations to their newest hotel, Dolce Valley Forge.

The 20-million dollar transformation positions the property as the premier hotel in the thriving King of Prussia corridor. Upgrades include a facelift to the building’s façade, all new guest rooms, meeting facilities and dining destinations; a new fitness center and lobby as well as redesigned landscaping. The breath and scope of this project has elevated the property to an unsurpassed level in the region.

“We are really excited about the completion of the hotel,” said Dan Santiago, General Manager of Dolce Valley Forge. “We’ve watched the hotel undergo an enormous transformation and the entire staff can’t wait to introduce the completed property to all of our guests.”

This dramatic transformation includes the completion of the pool and patio area, refurbishment of the 327 guest rooms, and renovations to the second floor meeting space and grand ballroom. To better serve corporate clients, the hotel now includes 24,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space with audio-visual capabilities. The hotel also features a new business center, fitness room and Lavazza coffee barista and sundry shop for added convenience. The elegant new lobby includes marble floors and rich mahogany furnishings. There is also a wine bar with evening service located under a dramatic European-inspired open staircase, leading to the summit level.

Maintaining Dolce’s commitment to fine food and beverage service, Dolce Valley Forge’s signature dining destination, THREE01, has opened its doors. Influenced by continental cuisine, this 188-seat restaurant caters to diners of varying tastes with a à la carte menu inspired by local produce and the freshest ingredients. Executive Chef Jeffrey Power came to Dolce Valley Forge from award-winning Blackfish in Conshohocken, where he was Chef de Cuisine. Diners are invited to relax amidst the surrounding earth tones, soft curtains, natural light columns and textured walls.

The new lounge, T. Burke’s, provides guests a more casual dining experience. This lounge features a high-end brasserie and bistro menu and tapas at the bar. It also serves as the perfect destination to relax, network or host an evening event, complete with billiards, dartboards and table shuffleboards. This lounge features plush seating, espresso wood, brushed stainless and granite finishes and rich wall coverings. The lounge pays homage to Thomas J. Burke, a friend and business associate of Capital Hospitality group, the hotel investor and developer who purchased the property in July 2007. Tom lost his battle with leukemia in 2006, but prior to his death he introduced Capital Hospitality Group to Dolce Hotels and Resort’s chairman and managing partner, Andy Dolce. A Bronze commemorative plaque hangs on the wall in T.Burke’s lounge.

The hotel also has plans to add a spa to further elevate the property as a world-class destination for both business and leisure travelers. Dolce Hotel and Resorts strives to offer guest unparalleled facilities and services.

These completed renovations will create a memorable and exceptional guest experience. Dolce Valley Forge is conveniently located just outside of Philadelphia, at 301 West DeKalb Pike (Route 202 North), less than a mile north of the King of Prussia Mall. For reservations, please visit www.valleyforge.dolce.com.

Dolce International is a global hospitality company specializing in the meetings experience. The company has a portfolio of 27 unique properties in the United States, Canada and Europe. Each property features a different style ranging from a contemporary conference hotel, to an authentic alpine village, to a modern Spanish resort by the sea, 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 3,600 employees. For more information, visit the Web site at www.dolce.com.

 

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