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Benchmark Appoints Jennifer DeMarle Director of
Human Resources for Danfords on the Sound
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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2006 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Jennifer DeMarle as director of human resources for the 86-guestroom Danfords on the Sound, located in Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York.   Stewart Weiner, general manager of the property, made the announcement.   The position is a reappointment for Ms. DeMarle, who for five years held the same role at the property under previous management.  

"Jennifer has done a terrific job for us as director of human resources at Danfords on the Sound," said Mr. Weiner.  "We look forward to her continued success in this role under the management of Benchmark Hospitality."

A seasoned human resource professional, Jennifer DeMarle has invested over 15 years in the hospitality industry in positions of increasing responsibility, working for the Smithtown Bay Yacht Club in Smithtown, New York; the Wyndam Wind Watch Hotel of Islandia, New York; as well as Danfords on the Sound.  She launched her career with Candy Man Vending of Nesconset, New York.

DeMarle has a Bachelor of Arts degree from East Stroudsburg University, located in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and an Associates Degree in Hotel Management from the State University of New York, located in Cobleskill, New York.  Ms. DeMarle is certified in "Train the Trainer" programs.  She resides in Port Jefferson.

Danfords on the Sound is situated in the heart of historic Port Jefferson, New York, on Long Island Sound.  Just one hour from Manhattan and with direct ferry access to Bridgeport, Connecticut, the elegant property features 86 guestrooms and suites, 25-East American Bistro restaurant with seasonal alfresco dining, and the Aqua nightclub.  The property's original building dates to the early 1800s and was converted into a lodge in 1986.  Danfords on the Sound exudes a New England-style ambiance and is accented with exquisite antiques and accessories. Ten meeting and banquet rooms are available for corporate and social gatherings, accommodate up to 200 guests, and offer the most current meeting technology.  Complimentary WiFi access is available to guests. The adjacent marina provides 75 slips and accommodates yachts up to 160 feet in length.  For more information, visit www.danfords.com.   Benchmark Hospitality manages Danfords on the Sound.

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 Stewart Weiner GM for Danfords on the Sound, Area Manager for Montauk Yacht Club & Marina / January 2006
Benchmark Hospitality Assumes Management of Two Historic Long Island Properties - Danfords on the Sound and Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina / December 2005

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