Named Vice President of Sales, North America
At Dolce Hotels and Resorts in Rockleigh - NJ, USA
Bennett arrived at Dolce from Starwood Hotels & Resorts in New York where he served as the Leader in the NYC Metro Market. In that role he organized and executed the sales transformation of 11 hotel sales teams of over 100 employees to a single dynamic selling organization. Bennett led a team that produced over $500 million in revenue consisting of group, transient and catering for Starwood's corporate-managed hotels.
Previously, Bennett was with Marriott International as Director of the Association Sales Team, managing an experienced sales staff that produced over $250 million in revenue annually. From 2005-2008, he served as Vice President of Revenue Development at Experient Inc. in Atlanta, where he was responsible for converging the sales process during the transition of three companies into one.
Bennett earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from Pennsylvania State University. He currently resides in Short Hills, New Jersey, with his wife Joanne and their two children. A passionate Pittsburgh Steelers fan, James enjoys golf, tennis and painting.