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Benchmark Appoints Chrissandra G. Passafiume
Controller for Danfords on the Sound
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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2006 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Chrissandra G. Passafiume as controller 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. Passafiume, who has held the same role at the property since 2000 under previous management.

"Chrissandra is a first rate professional and we value her contribution to the financial management of Danfords on the Sound," said Mr. Weiner.  "She has brought strong leadership to the Accounting department at the property and we look forward to her continued success under the management of Benchmark Hospitality International."

Chrissandra Passafiume has been employed by Danfords on the Sound since 1997.  Prior to her appointment as controller, Passafiume was the resort's assistant controller and for a period of several months served as acting controller during a management company transition.  Previous to this she was employed in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility.

Chrissandra Passafiume has a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Joseph's College, located in Patchogue, New York.  She resides in Mount Sinai, New York.

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 Jennifer DeMarle Director of Human Resources for Danfords on the Sound / March 2006
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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