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Dolce Hotels & Resorts Names New Vice President of Development for North America

ROCKLEIGH, N.J.—Dolce Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Jesse Luis as vice president of development for North America. Luis, who is based at the Dolce corporate office in Rockleigh, N.J., is responsible for driving strategic property growth across the continent.

“With The Alexander set to open in Indianapolis in January, Dolce is seeking out new opportunities for expansion across North America,” said Steven Rudnitsky, president and CEO of Dolce Hotels and Resorts, in an announcement. “With his strong background in crafting successful development strategies for upscale hotel brands, Jesse will be a strong player in that effort. We’re delighted to have him on the Dolce team.”

Luis arrived at Dolce from Choice Hotels International Inc., where he served as vice president, real estate development services since 2008. In that role, he conceived the national development strategy for the upscale Cambria Suites brand and closed on a pipeline of projects totaling more than 1,000 rooms.

Previously, Luis was with Marriott International for more than a decade, departing as vice president North America real estate with responsibility for developing upscale properties throughout the northeast. Prior to that, he was area vice president, lodging development, responsible for growth strategy, ground-up development and conversions, originating and negotiating management agreements, and transacting franchise agreements for select-service and extended-stay hotels.

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