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 September 30, 2003
Dolce Acquires Prestigious Learning Center In Norwalk, Connecticut

 Dolce International has announced its acquisition of the Prudential Center for Learning & Innovation in Norwalk , Connecticut . Dolce International has purchased the 66.5-acre property from The Prudential, and will rename the property Dolce Norwalk, Center for Leadership and Innovation.

Dolce Norwalk offers 120 spacious guest rooms, 1700m2 of meeting space, extensive and varied dining areas, and indoor and outdoor recreational activities. A hallmark of the property is its extensive technological capabilities ensuring companies of the latest communications and teaching tools.

Dolce International operates 23 conference and resort destinations throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe and is positioning this accessible destination to its multinational customers.

Company founder and CEO, Andy Dolce commented, "Dolce Norwalk fits perfectly in our portfolio as a unique, upscale meeting destination for high-level meetings and executive development. Its seclusion, quality and size make it a perfect choice for companies that desire exclusivity and privacy to accomplish important business objectives."

Whilst this new acquisition is in the USA, Dolce International continues with an aggressive expansion programme into Europe including the UK. Dolce currently has five European properties and a sixth, Dolce Sitges near Barcelona in Spain is planned to open in autumn 2004.

Each Dolce International Conference and Resort Destination provides the perfect environment for all types of meetings. Modern technology and communications tools, professionally appointed meeting rooms with ergonomic chairs, hard top work tables, and a combination of natural and artificial light all combine with highly trained staff attentive to the needs of meeting planners and their delegates. The inclusion of business centers with a full range of support service, outstanding dining, recreational and sports facilities make Dolce Destinations perfect learning environments.