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 Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Mike Wilkins
Director of Sales & Marketing for Turtle Bay Resort
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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, June 5, 2006 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Mike Wilkins as director of sales & marketing for Turtle Bay Resort, the signature property located on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.  Bob Boyle, managing director for Benchmark at the resort, made the announcement.
 
"I am very pleased to welcome Mike Wilkins to the Turtle Bay Resort,"said Mr. Boyle.  "He comes to us with decades of sales & marketing experience within the hospitality industry, during which he has built strong relationships with major corporate customers.  He is a great addition to our leadership team."
 
Mr. Wilkins brings to Turtle Bay Resort over 30 years of experience in the hospitality, travel and special events industries.  Most recently he was a senior executive with the Centennial Service Group in Atlanta where he created and managed charity and corporate customer programs for organizations, including The First Tee, Fortune magazine, The Meetings Group, Turnstile Publishing and others. 
 
Additionally, he held senior marketing positions with Oaktree Hotels at Kiawah Island Resort in Charleston, South Carolina; Westin Hotels and Resorts in Chicago and Atlanta; Marriott Hotels and Resorts in Denver and Vail; Stouffer Hotels in Philadelphia and Walt Disney World Hotels in Orlando.
 
Wilkins is a member of the Association of Professional Fundraisers, The Religious Conference Managers Association and the Barbershop Harmony Society.  He is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism.  He has relocated to Oahu with his wife, Mary.
 
Located on the North Shore of Oahu, the 880-acre Turtle Bay Resort recently completed $60 million in renovations. Operated by Benchmark Hospitality International, the resort's accommodations include a 401-room hotel and The Beach Cottages at Turtle Bay Resort, 42 luxurious, beachfront cottages.
 
The resort has five miles of beachfront that include Kawela Bay, Kuilima Cove and Turtle Bay. It is the only resort on Oahu with 36 holes of championship golf: the George Fazio and Arnold Palmer courses. In addition to world-class golf, Turtle Bay Resort is rich in other recreation and resort amenities, including an exquisite new spa, two lushly landscaped oceanside pools, riding stables with ocean and trail riding, a full-service tennis center by Peter Burwash International, a surf school by Hans Hedemann and 12 miles of ocean-front hiking trails. 
 
For reservations or more information, visit www.TurtleBayResort.com; e-mail TBRreservations@benchmarkmanagement.com or call toll free (866) 827-5327.
 
Turtle Bay Resort is a Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide property - a collection of the world's finest independent luxury hotels. This prestigious designation is reserved for accommodations offering the utmost standards in product and service and is now held by only three resort properties in Hawaii. Turtle Bay Resort's accolades include:
 
Conde Nast Traveler 2004 Annual Golf Poll, Top 100 Golf Resorts
Resorts & Great Hotels Connoisseur's Choice Award 2004
Meetings & Conventions 2004 Gold Key Award, Turtle Bay Resort
Conde Nast Hot List 2003, The Beach Cottages at Turtle Bay Resort
Travel + Leisure 2003, Best Beach Escape
Elite Traveler Magazine 2003, Top Five Spas in Hawaii
 
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 Announces the Appointment of Robert Boyle as Managing Director for Turtle Bay Resort / May 2006
Conference Centers Hotels Outperforming Rest of Hotel Industry / PKF Consulting Study / Aug 2003

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