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Benchmark Appoints Joshua Brown Director of
Sales & Marketing at The Chattanoogan
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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, February 8, 2006 Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Joshua Brown as director of sales & marketing for The Chattanoogan, Tennessee's Urban Resort and Conference Center located in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Scott Spann, general manager, made the announcement.

"This is a well deserved promotion for Josh, who has been a terrific director of sales for The Chattanoogan," stated Mr. Spann.  "We look forward to his continued success in this new role as leader of the entire sales and marketing department."

Josh Brown brings nearly two decades of solid hospitality sales experience to his new role as director of sales & marketing.  In his previous position of director of sales for the hotel, he was responsible for managing key national and regional accounts, in addition to overseeing the sales activities of the department 

Before joining The Chattanoogan, Brown was director of resort sales at Lajitas, the Ultimate Hideout, in Lajitas, Texas, which is a Leading Hotels of the World property.  Previous to this, he served as national sales manager for Omni Hotels in Texas and Southern California.  

Brown has also worked with Hilton Hotels as national accounts manager for the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center and as the training manager at Hilton Direct Group National Sales.  He gained valuable operational experience earlier in his career while employed by the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Rosewood Hotels.  

Josh Brown is a graduate of the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston.  

The Chattanoogan, a 210,000 square-foot five-story upscale urban resort with 199 guest rooms and suites, features a 25,000 square-foot conference center with comprehensive meeting planning and audiovisual support services, three outstanding dining establishments, and a spa with four treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna, fitness center, indoor pool, whirlpool and patio overlooking the hotel's courtyard.  The Chattanoogan is conveniently located within a two-hour drive from Atlanta; Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee; Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama.  For more information or reservations, call (423) 756-3400, toll free (877) 756-1684, or visit The Chattanoogan's website at www.chattanooganhotel.com.  Benchmark Hospitality International manages The Chattanoogan.

Benchmark Hospitality International, an independent hospitality management company based in The Woodlands (Houston), 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:

Benchmark Hospitality International
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas
www.benchmarkhospitality.com

Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax
KenEllens@aol.com

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Also See: Benchmark Appoints Scott Spann General Manager for The Chattanoogan / March 2005
Benchmark Opens the Chattanoogan Early and Under Budget / May 2001

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