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Benchmark Appoints Vic Kungli Controller
for Cheyenne Mountain Resort
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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, February 8, 2006 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Vic Kungli as controller for Cheyenne Mountain Resort, a 316-guestroom property located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Laura Neumann, vice president and general manager for the resort, made the announcement.

"Vic Kungli is a seasoned hotelier with over two decades of hospitality financial management experience in exclusive hotels and resorts across the country," said Ms. Neumann.  "It is with great pleasure that I welcome him to Cheyenne Mountain Resort."

Previously Mr. Kungli was controller for the Garden of the Gods Club of Colorado Springs.  He has served as director of finance for Aspen Skiing Company's Hotel Division, simultaneously taking on the responsibilities of regional property controller for The Little Nell Hotel, the signature Five Star, Five Diamond Relais & Chateaux Grand Hotel located in Aspen, Colorado.  At the same time he served as regional property controller for three additional hotel operations for the company.  

Before this, Kungli held the position of controller for Richfield Hospitality and Aircoa Hospitality Services, overseeing five properties, including the 324-room Hilton Head Island Resort.  

Mr. Kungli is a graduate of the University of Akron with a Bachelors degree in Financial Accounting.  He and his family reside in Colorado Springs.

Set on 217 lush acres, Cheyenne Mountain Resort (www.cheyennemountainresort.com)  captures the rugged charm of the Rockies with design elements of native moss rock, massive beams, rough-sawn siding and cedar shakes.  The resort features 316 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites, each with a private balcony with mountain and golf course views; two restaurants, a lounge, pub; and 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space.  Also included are a championship Pete Dye-designed golf course;  five swimming pools; 18 tennis courts, squash and racquetball courts as well as a pro shop;  Health & Fitness Center;  Aquatics Center; and a 35-acre recreation lake where guests enjoy sailboards, windsurfers, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, volleyball on a sand beach, and catch-and-release fly fishing (the lake is stocked with big German Browns and rainbow trout).  Benchmark Hospitality International manages Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

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 Marina De Jesus Director of Human Resources at Cheyenne Mountain Resort / April 2005
Neumann to Manage Benchmark's Cheyenne Mountain Resort / March 2004

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