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..Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Guy Smalling Controller At
Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center

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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, August 2, 2006 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Guy Smalling as controller for Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center, located in Glen Cove, New York.  Sean McLaughlin, general manager, made the announcement.
 
"It is with pleasure that I welcome Guy to Benchmark at Glen Cove Mansion," said Mr. McLaughlin.  "He brings extensive experience in hospitality finance to his new role, as well as familiarity with the hotel, and we look forward to his active participation in the property's executive management team."
 
Mr. Smalling comes to his new role with a great deal of experience with Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center, having served as director of finance for the property when it was known as Harrison Conference House, prior to Benchmark assuming its management.  Previous to this, Smalling served as executive vice president of finance for the Long Island Hospitality Group of Southampton, New York.
 
Guy Smalling has held the position of controller for the prestigious Cornell Club in Manhattan.  He held the same position at the Sheraton in Smithtown, New York.  Smalling was previously general manager and controller for the Best Western Winrock Hotel, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the Strathmore Hotel of Holtsville, New York.
 
Earlier in his career, Mr. Smalling was employed in the financial services industry in positions of increasing responsibly.  His first assignment out of college was as food & beverage controller for the Sheraton Smithtown.
 
Mr. Smalling is a graduate of New York Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in finance.  He resides in Holbrook, New York.
 
The award-winning Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center is situated on 55 secluded and landscaped acres on Long Island's historic Gold Coast, 30 minutes from New York City, JFK International and LaGuardia Airports.  The spacious Georgian-style mansion features stunning vistas of Long Island Sound and was once part of a prestigious collection of gracious country estates, later becoming one of the nation's first dedicated conference center hotels.  Today the elegant property features 196 richly appointed guestrooms, including four suites, the Garden Room Restaurant with magnificent views of the terraces, a large and comfortable pub, private dining rooms ideal for social and corporate occasions, as well as vast outdoor reception areas overlooking the mansion's Gilded Age gardens.  The property offers 25,000 square feet of event and meeting space, with 27 dedicated conference rooms accommodating from 10 to 280 guests, advanced meeting technology, an executive business center and conference concierge services.  Wireless Internet access is available throughout.  Also provided are complete fitness and recreational facilities, including a sauna, steam and massage rooms, indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, garden swimming pool, racquetball courts, bowling alley, lighted tennis courts, jogging trail and a sports field.  Golf is available nearby.  Ideal for executive retreats, corporate meetings and social gatherings, the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center is masterfully designed to integrate gracious accommodations, superb cuisine and attentive service with contemporary comforts and the latest technology.  For more information on the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center, visit www.glencovemansion.com.  Benchmark Hospitality International operates the property.

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 Assumes Management of Landmark Glen Cove Mansion & Conference Center in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York / January 2006
Benchmark Appoints Sean McLaughlin General Manager of Glen Cove Mansion & Conference Center / February 2006


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