Queens Plaza West LLC officially announced the acquisition of Dolce Norwalk and a partnership with LaKota Hotels & Resorts to operate the property, renovate and upgrade the offerings and rebrand the facility LaKota Oaks
“We are thrilled to take on the management of this great property and we are extremely pleased to retain all the current members of the service team who will continue to take great care of our clients and guests,” said Sam D. Haigh, President & CEO of LaKota Hotels & Resorts.
Situated on 66 acres in the center of Fairfield County, the 120-guest room facility offers inspiring views of outdoor terraces, wide green lawns, beautifully wooded areas and scenic ponds. The 10,500 square foot event space is currently a top choice for social functions, celebrations and was voted “Best of Weddings” for six consecutive years by The Knot. The center features 20 unique hi-touch and hi-tech collaborative spaces for training, strategic planning and team building, along with a complete recreation center that includes a 4-lane lap pool, full sized basketball court, racquet ball courts, and fitness center. In addition, the food is spectacular, and the service is warm, friendly and professional.
“Despite all of this, it’s surprising how many people are not aware of this property as the most incredible choice for special events and off-site conferences,” said Haigh. “You can believe we are looking forward to spreading the word!”
“The Native American word ‘LaKota’ signifies ‘allies’ which perfectly exemplifies the goals for the new brand,” said Danny Dolce, Executive Vice President of LaKota Hotels & Resorts. “Our mission is to ally with the community, ally with our clients and to ally with our team members to provide great experiences in our beautiful setting,” said Dolce.
Near term plans include renovations to refresh the 240-seat ballroom, amenity areas, conference areas and guest rooms to pave the way for the LaKota team to dramatically expand the business and solidify the position of LaKota Oaks as Connecticut’s premiere place for weddings, social events and executive conferences.