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Heidi Stone Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing for
Berry Hill Plantation Resort, South Boston, Virginia
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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, June 23, 2006 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Heidi Stone as director of sales & marketing for Berry Hill Plantation Resort, located in South Boston, Virginia.  Bryan Forsythe, general manager, made the announcement.

"It is with sincere pleasure that I welcome Heidi to Berry Hill Plantation Resort," stated Mr. Forsythe.  "She brings extensive experience in the group and leisure markets to her new role, and we look forward to her skillful leadership of the sales and marketing programming here at the resort."

A hospitality veteran with over 15 years of experience, Ms. Stone was most recently director of sales & marketing for the Doubletree Hotel located in Richmond, Virginia.  She has also previously served as catering sales manager for Hilton Greenville & Towers of Greenville, South Carolina.  

Earlier in her career, Stone worked with Walt Disney World in Orlando; the landmark Sagamore Resort of Bolton Landing, New York; and for The Peabody Hotel Group of Memphis.  Additionally, she is skilled in the management and execution of major events, such as The Kentucky Derby.  

Heidi Stone is an active member of Meeting Professionals International and the Virginia Society of Association Executives.  She and her daughter, Gracie, have relocated to South Boston, Virginia.

Berry Hill Plantation Resort, located in South Boston, Virginia, offers a superb destination for special events and corporate meetings as well as unforgettable weekends of recreation and leisure. The historic resort is situated on 750 pristine acres and features 92 guestrooms, The Dining Room restaurant presenting Cajun infused plantation cuisine, Darby's Tavern, 12 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, the Blackberry Spa, tennis courts, biking trails, fishing, an indoor swimming pool, saunas and a fitness center.  Wireless Internet is available throughout.  Built in 1842 and considered one of the finest examples of Greek revival architecture in the country, the former tobacco plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been home to notable Virginians, such as Benjamin Harrison and Colonel Edward Carrington.  Berry Hill Plantation Resort is the perfect blend of 21st century luxury and 19th century southern hospitality.  It is situated between Richmond and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and is easily accessed by air via the Raleigh-Durham Airport.  To learn more about Berry Hill Plantation Resort, visit www.berryhillplantationresort.com.   Benchmark Hospitality International operates Berry Hill Plantation Resort.

Benchmark Hospitality International, an independent hospitality management company based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, operates resorts, conference centers, hotels and condominium resorts 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 Hospitality Appoints Bryan Forsythe General Manager at Berry Hill Plantation Resort in South Boston, Virginia / April 2006
Benchmark Re-opens the Berry Hill Plantation Resort in Virginia; Plans to Add 100 Rooms, Conference Center and Golf Course / July 2005


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