EXECUTIVE

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Dennis M Doucette
Principal-Partner
Hotel Operations &
Business Development
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t: 305.710.2214

e:  dmd@legendaryhotelsllc.com

Dennis Doucette was formerly with Seaway Hotels for 32 years, from 1980 thru 2012. His team re-opened the Biltmore-Miami and thereafter he served in role of General Manager for 19 years, from 1993 thru 2012. Under his leadership, the Biltmore re-established itself; a world-class Leading Hotels of the World. As well, the hotel achieved national historic landmark designation by the U.S. Department of Interior. During his tenure, the Biltmore Spa was designated a Leading Spa of the World. And Palme d'Or, the hotel’s signature restaurant, enjoyed the prestigious Zagat ranking of #1 throughout South Florida, four years running thru 2012. He successfully re-established Biltmore as Miami’s social epicenter, with innovative programming and creative club membership. 


Doucette understands the complexities of positioning and operating an independent luxury hotel, effectively and efficiently. He was a Governor's appointee to the state of Florida's Tourism Commission under three separate administrations; Jeb Bush, Charlie Crist and Rick Scott. He concurrently served three terms on the Visit Florida board of directors, the state’s marketing agency for tourism, a private-public partnership. He also served on the executive committee and board of directors for the Greater Miami Hotel Association. Doucette has opened four hotels, to include both franchise and independent properties

Past/Present Industry Organizations:

  • Visit-Florida: Board of Directors, Governor Appointee, 2006-2012 

  • Florida Tourism Commission: Governor Appointee, 2006-2012 

  • Florida Hotel & Motel Association Greater Miami & the Beaches: Board Directors, Regional Advisory Board, Executive Committee, 1996-2012 

  • Miami-Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce: Council of Trustees, Chair Visitor Industry Council, Board Directors, 1996-2012 

  • Northeast Wisconsin Historic Preservation Commission: Advisory Member, 2014-present 

  • Fond du Lac Convention & Visitors Bureau: Business-Corporate Member, 2016-present 

  • Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association, 2014-present

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