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Laura Neumann to Manage
Benchmark's Cheyenne Mountain Resort

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THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS, March 5, 2004 — Benchmark Hospitality has announced the appointment of Laura A. Neumann to the position of Vice President and General Manager for Cheyenne Mountain Resort, a 316-guestroom property located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

Laura Neumann Tom O'Shea, Senior Vice President for Benchmark Hospitality, made the announcement, saying, "Laura has been an exemplary Vice President for the past three years and was instrumental in Benchmark's strategic growth.  Her unique and diversified background, as well as her superb leadership skills and vision, make her the ideal candidate for this new appointment."

An accomplished hotelier, Laura Neumann brings nearly two decades of professional hospitality management experience to her new position at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.  She has been an integral part of the Benchmark management team and the company's development since 1987, when she joined the organization.

In her previous position as Vice President, Neumann was responsible for overseeing and providing strategic direction for a group of Benchmark properties, including The Georgian Terrace Hotel, located in Atlanta, Georgia; The Northland Inn of Minneapolis, Minnesota; The Chattanoogan, Chattanooga, Tennessee; The Kingbridge Centre of Toronto, Canada; and The Council House - an exclusive international conference center for SC Johnson, A Family Company, Wingspread - a private conference center for the Johnson Foundation, and The Wingspread Guest House, each located in Racine, Wisconsin.

Neumann previously served in several senior-level management positions for Benchmark throughout the United States.

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Set on 217 lush acres amid Colorado's Rocky Mountains, Cheyenne Mountain Resort
(www.cheyennemountain.com) captures the rugged charm of the Rockies with design elements of native moss rock, massive beams, rough-sawn siding and cedar shakes.  The recently renovated resort features 316 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites, each with a private balcony with mountain and golf course views; two restaurants, a lounge and a pub; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space as well as a Business Center and Corporate Learning Center;  and the gamut of  recreational facilities including an 18-hole Pete Dye-designed golf course, 18 tennis courts, squash and racquetball courts, health and fitness center, an aquatics center, and a 35-acre recreation lake for water sports and trout fishing. Cheyenne Mountain Resort is managed by Benchmark Hospitality.

Benchmark Hospitality, an independent hospitality management company based in The Woodlands, Texas, operates resorts, conference centers and hotels both domestically and internationally.  For locations of Benchmark Hospitality properties and for additional information, visit Benchmark's Website at www.benchmarkhospitality.com.


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Contact: 
Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications
(201) 758-2864 / (201) 758-2865-Fax
KenEllens@aol.com      

 
Also See: Cheyenne Mountain Resort Receiving Extensive $3 Million Renovation / March 2003

Laura A. Neumann Promoted To Benchmark Hospitality Vice President / Mar 2001
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