Dolce Hotels taps ex-Kimpton executive as new development director

ROCKLEIGH, NEW JERSEY Dolce Hotels and Resorts has appointed Miguel Batista as its new director of development for North America.

Batista is tasked with expanding Dolce’s portfolio of managed hotels, resorts and conference hotels in the United States and Canada.

He was previously director of acquisitions and development for Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group LLC, San Francisco, assigned to the company’s New York office. His work there included analyzing potential acquisitions, sourcing management opportunities and structuring joint ventures in New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Chicago.

Before that, Batista was vice president of Brickman, a real estate private equity firm based in New York, from 2006 to 2007. From 2003 to 2006, he was associate director of structured finance and investment banking for Hypo Real Estate Bank International, London.

He has also held real estate and financial positions with Kleinwort Benson in London, and Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, Goldman Sachs & Co., Nomura Holdings Inc. and Thatcher, Proffitt & Wood LLP, all in New York.