SOURCE: Dolce Hotels and Resorts

Dolce Hotels and Resorts

June 23, 2009 08:00 ET

Dolce Valley Forge to Host Its First TweetUp (Novices Welcome)

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - The Dolce Valley Forge hotel here invites the public to the area's first TweetUp event Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at its T. Burke's Lounge. The event will feature Bob Garrett, one of the Philadelphia area's most popular Twitterers, whose daily musings reach an audience of 45,000 "followers."

While TweetUps are defined as "organized or impromptu gatherings of people that use Twitter" -- the social media site that encourages its members to share 140-character messages at will with their friends and other "followers" -- the Dolce Valley Forge encourages social media novices to stop by and learn about Twitter and related forums including Facebook and LinkedIn.

As an incentive to those who may be shy about the social media, Dolce Valley Forge's T. Burke's Lounge (a.k.a. dolcetburkes, its Twitter name) is offering a $2 discount on all drinks from 5 to 7 p.m. and free hot and cold hors d'oeuvres throughout the TweetUp.

"Okay, so we don't know much about Twitter either," said Kiara Greenidge, the hotel's director of sales. "That's why we thought it would be fun to host a TweetUp for both avid Twitterers and novices. Bob Garrett will be here to demystify Twitter and the other social media. I'm hoping to learn just enough to hold my own at parties when the subject comes up."

The Dolce Valley Forge at 301 West Dekalb Pike, near the King of Prussia Mall, reopened last year after a $20 million, propertywide renovation. Each of its newly decorated 327 rooms -- including 60 executive and luxury suites -- features complimentary wired and wireless Internet service (perfect for Tweeters), oversized desk (perfect for laptop users), two-line phone with voice mail, high-definition television with in-room movies, coffeemaker, iron and ironing board and hairdryer.

The hotel offers 22 conference rooms encompassing 24,000 square feet of meeting space including the area's largest ballroom. Hotel facilities include an outdoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, onsite audiovisual equipment and technicians and a full-service, staffed business center. The hotel's THREE01 restaurant serves breakfast and lunch daily, and T. Burke's Lounge offers a dinner bar menu.

The Dolce Valley Forge offers shuttle service to the King of Prussia Mall and nearby Fortune 500 companies. The hotel is a short drive from Valley Forge National Historical Park and center-city Philadelphia.

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