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Benchmark Appoints Dan Weindruch Chief Financial Officer
of French Lick Resort Casino
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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 7, 2006 ... Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Dan Weindruch chief financial officer for French Lick Resort Casino, the landmark property located in French Lick, Indiana. General Manager, Scott Spurlock made the announcement.
 
"It is with great pleasure that I welcome Dan to Benchmark at French Lick Resort Casino," said Mr. Spurlock.  "He brings extensive experience in casino resort financial management to his new role as chief financial officer.  We look forward to his leadership at this great Midwestern destination."
 
Mr. Weindruch comes to his new position with nearly 15 years of casino industry experience.   Most recently, he was general manager for the Coushatta Casino Resort, a 600-guestroom Native American-owned property located in Kinder, Louisiana.  The large resort's casino includes more than 2800 slot machines, 61 table games, six food & beverages venues, a championship golf course and more.
 
Previous to this position, Weindruch was vice president and general manager for the Isle of Capri Casino of Kansas City, Missouri.  Weindruch joined Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. in 1991, serving in various financial and management capacities at the company's properties as well as the corporate office. 
 
Mr. Weindruch holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania.  He is relocating to the French Lick area.
 
French Lick Resort Casino is a $382 million historic restoration and casino development project that includes the French Lick Springs Hotel, the new French Lick Casino (both opening November 2006) and the West Baden Springs Hotel (opening spring 2007).  When complete, this premier resort and casino destination will feature 684 guest rooms and suites; an 84,000-square-foot casino with a 42,000-square-foot, single-level gaming floor; 45 holes of golf, including the fully restored 1917-designed Donald Ross Course at French Lick (opening August 2006) and the new, 18-hole Pete Dye Course at French Lick (opening spring 2008); two full-service spas with a combined 36 treatment rooms totaling 41,000 square feet; and an array of dining and entertainment options. For more information, please visit www.frenchlick.com.   Benchmark Hospitality operates French Lick Resort Casino.
 
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 Brenda Sorley as Financial Controller for French Lick Resort Casino / July 2006
Benchmark Appoints Four Executives to the Senior Leadership Team at the French Lick Springs Resort and Casino / August 2005

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