Our Founders

ANDY DOLCE
Chairman

As the co-founder and chairman of Meet Hospitality, Andy brings decades of wisdom from the meetings and conferences realm.  Andy was the founder and chairman emeritus of Dolce Hotels and Resorts which sold to Wyndham Hotels and Resorts in 2015. Andy is admired as a pioneer in the meetings and conference industry for elevating meetings and events at hotels to reflect clients needs for creativity and learning. Born and raised in New York City, he received a B.A. from Iona College and M.S. from Cornell University.  He serves on the Board of Trustees for Iona College and Stockton University.

SARA SCHILLER
CEO

Sara is the co-founder and CEO of Meet Hospitality. Prior to starting Meet she was an SVP of Real Estate Marketing at Starwood Hotels where she developed the brand strategy for the nine Starwood Brands.  From her experiences, she used her vision and passion to be the first to create intimate and dedicated meeting space that felt as warm and hospitable as a hotel stay.  As co-founder of Wooster Collective, Sara is an aficionado on Street Art and is on the Board of Advisors for the Brooklyn Museum. Sara spent time as a management consultant and has her MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Meet Our Senior Leadership Team

PAUL DOLCE
Chief Operating Officer

Paul joined Meet Hospitality as COO after holding the position of Managing Director of Conference Centers for The Wyndham Hotel Group.  Prior, Paul was the Vice President of Conference Hotels where he was responsible for the operating performance and management contracts of the Dolce Conference Hotel division.  Paul brings his keen operational foresight and natural inclination for genuine hospitality to the Meet Hospitality executive team.

DANNY DOLCE
EVP Sales and Development

Danny is EVP Sales and Development for Meet Hospitality.  Danny is also a partner in LaKota Hotels and Resorts.  Prior to LaKota Danny worked at Pyramid Hotel Group and Singapore based Millennium Hotels and resorts. Danny started out at this namesake organization, Dolce Hotels and resorts as general manager, VP of Global Sales and Director of Acquisitions and Development.  During his tenure the portfolio doubled from 12 to 24. Danny holds a BS in Business Administration from Drexel University

DEMETRIOS COMODROMOS
Architect

Demetrios Comodromos, RA is a founding partner at Method Design Architecture + Urbanism PLLC. He has worked in New York City for Grimshaw and SHoP Architects. Method Design, an internationally recognized firm with 8 AIA Awards has designed two Meet locations including the Chrystie Street flagship. Demetrios was educated at Rensselaer Polytechic Institute and Columbia University

FRANK FUSCO
Financial Analyst & Controller

Frank is Meet Hospitality Financial Analyst and Controller.  Frank was a financial analyst for Dolce Hotels and Resorts focusing on financial pro forma models, performance analysis and due diligence. In addition to Dolce, Frank has been a hotel controller for Sofitel, Denihan Hospitality Group and Marriot Hotels.

Meet Our Sales Team

DESHAWN COLBERT

Hailing from Houston, Texas, Deshawn joins the Meet team with a deep history of producing events and a passion for New York City. Deshawn has a diverse corporate background including sports, fashion, beauty and entertainment companies. Past clients include Weight Watchers, Nielsen, and Time Warner.

Deshawn provides Meet‘s signature quality service throughout the booking process and for day-to-day support of client meetings. Her Southern charm and serene style will keep you calm from beginning to end.

SHAWN VARUGHESE

Shawn joins Meet Hospitality after years of experience in hotel operations, events and sales. His favorite food is anything home-cooked “because food tastes different when it is cooked with love.”  This mantra rings true in his career as well.  His authentic approach to each and every client is mixed with compassion, and true understanding of their needs which builds lasting relationships.

His passion for travel has brought him to over 20 countries throughout the world. His ability to live in the moment and find an appreciation for everything has been enlightened by the people he met through his journeys that brighten their world no matter their circumstances.

Meet Our Meeting Experience Managers

RAYMUNDO MUNIZ

Raymundo joins Meet as the hospitality manager. Raymundo studied and obtained his degree in Hotel Management in his home country, Mexico. After living in Cancun and Riviera Maya and working in luxury hotels as a sales manager, he decided to move to NY and embark on a new personal and professional adventure. Raymundo loves getting lost in the City and discovering new places that are best-kept-secrets. Raymundo is fluent in Spanish!

VERONICA KUEHN

Veronica has performed in Broadway Musicals for the last 12 years.  She has a very friendly yet down-to-earth disposition.  At first meeting, one would never guess that Veronica has such a huge onstage, comedic personality.  She loves showcasing her Lucille Ball alter-ego almost as much as she loves her Pinot Noir!  Clients love that charming touch during their Meet experience.

 

CLAUDIA GONZALEZ

Claudia is an old soul with a modern outlook.  She fantasizes about living life in the 1960’s and 70’s while simultaneously ensuring her gratitude for the modern advances of independent females in this century.  As a native New Yorker, she never tires of the international mecca that distinguishes her hometown.  She fully embraces that New York City is the epicenter for where people come to share their creativity and passion around music, art and culture.  This natural passion in sharing ideas help guests at Meet embrace the inspiration.

RAVI ROTH

Ravi has been a venue manager at Meet for the last 3 years. He has his own gay travel show called Ravi Round The World and has been to 27 countries. He is also an actor currently in the world premier musical ‘A Letter To Harvey Milk’. His sense for adventure and authenticity stemmed from his upbringing in “cow country, PA.”

GIDEON PIANKO

Gideon, a true New Yorker, joined the Meet team as an Operations Coordinator with his hardworking and friendly personality. Gideon studied technical theatre at Pace University and continued his passion for acting by becoming a part of the acting program Epic. Prior to starting at Meet, he worked in accounting for Duggal printing.

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