by Sarah J.F. Braley | March 14, 2017
Dolce Hotels and Resorts, part of the Wyndham Hotel Group, has added the secluded, 25-room Wye River Conference Center in Queenstown, Md., to its portfolio.
 
The property sits on 1,000 acres along Maryland's Wye River and was once the summer home of William Paca, first governor of Maryland and a signatory on the Declaration of Independence. Known for hosting ultra-private meetings, the center was the site of the 1998 Wye Accord for Peace in the Middle East.
 
Formerly a Marriott property and developed in partnership with the Aspen Institute, the center offers 4,900 square feet of meeting space, farm-to-table cuisine, and singular working space inside and out, including in the 18th-century English gardens.
 
"Dolce hotels are designed to foster imaginative thinking with exquisitely distinct environments and one-of-a-kind shared experiences, and Wye River Conference Center is no exception," said Mark Kukulski, president, Wyndham Hotel Group Management. "This historic complex is tucked away from distraction, advocating for the exchange of ideas and meaningful leadership, values at the core of both the Aspen Institute and Dolce Hotels and Resorts."
 
Wye River, a Dolce Conference Center, becomes the 22nd property under the Dolce brand; the Dolce Washington Dulles outside of Washington, D.C., and the Summit, A Dolce Hotel, in Cincinnati, both are scheduled to open in 2018.