Following an effort by conference hotel owners to find a more diversified and profitable business model, the manager of the Q Center in St. Charles, Ill. has been announced.
Dolce Hotels and Resorts will manage the 1,042-room center – the largest conference hotel in the Midwest. Q Center joins the Dolce system of 26 properties that represent more than 5,000 rooms in 10 states, Canada and Europe.
It also becomes Dolce’s first conference hotel in the Chicago area and its third property in the Midwest, following the opening of The Alexander in Indianapolis last year.
The facility features 150,000 square feet of function space certified by the International Association of Conference Centers, five restaurants and lounges and a 4,500-square-foot fitness center on a 95-acre campus.
“We will leverage more than 30 years of experience in the meetings and training space with the features of a renowned facility,” said Steven A. Rudnitsky, president and CEO, Dolce. “We will develop an enhanced offering for meeting planners and groups who count on Q Center to offer a state-of-the-art experience.”
Dolce will focus on increasing occupancy at Q Center and introducing signature service elements based on the highest industry standards in technology and facilities. Those elements include Thoughtful Foods for Thoughtful MindsSM, a food-and-beverage program offering customizable culinary experiences for meeting attendees, as well as Nourishment HubsSM, featuring fresh and energizing refreshments throughout the day.
Meeting planners will be provided with convenient, flexible options to plan meals for their attendees as well as all-inclusive pricing for easy budget planning.