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Benchmark Appoints Marc Reydams Director
of Operations for Cheyenne Mountain Resort
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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 8, 2006 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Marc Reydams as director of operations for Cheyenne Mountain Resort of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Laura Neumann, vice president and general manager, made the announcement.
 
"It is my pleasure to formally welcome Marc to our team at Cheyenne Mountain Resort," said Ms. Neumann.  "While serving on a special task force for our property, he had a tremendous impact on our front office and property-wide operations, resulting in record levels of occupancy, revenue, and profitability.  It is a pleasure to have him on our Executive Team."
 
Mr. Reydams was previously Benchmark Hospitality's director of operations at Lansdowne Resort, the company's east coast flagship property located near Leesburg, Virginia.  While at Lansdowne, Reydams oversaw a $15 million food & beverage operation and was actively involved in the operational design of the resort's new 45,000 square foot clubhouse, in addition to his property-wide responsibilities.  
 
Prior to joining Benchmark Hospitality, Reydams was food & beverage director for the McLean Hilton of McLean, Virginia.  He has also served for 17 years in executive-level positions at the Omni Shoreham, the large property located in Washington, DC.  Earlier in his career he was employed by Western Hotels and the prestigious Mayflower Hotel of Washington, DC. 
 
Mr. Reydams attended the Hotel Business School of Liege and Brussels in Belgium and engaged in extensive hospitality training in Holland, Austria, Belgium and the United Kingdom.  He and his family have relocated to Colorado Springs.
 
Set on 217 lush acres, Cheyenne Mountain Resort captures the rugged charm of the Rockies with design elements of native moss rock, massive beams, rough-sawn siding and cedar shakes.  The resort features 316 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, each with a private balcony with mountain and golf course views; two restaurants, a lounge and a pub; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; a championship Pete Dye-designed golf course; five swimming pools; 18 tennis courts, squash and racquetball courts as well as a pro shop; Health & Fitness Center; Aquatics Center, and a 35-acre recreation lake where guests enjoy sailboards, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, volleyball on a sand beach, and catch-and-release fly fishing (the lake is stocked with big German Browns and rainbow trout).  For more information on Cheyenne Mountain Resort, contact  719-538-4000 or toll-free 800-428-8886 or visit  www.cheyennemountain.com.  Benchmark Hospitality International operates Cheyenne Mountain 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    

News Release
Contact: Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax
KenEllens@aol.com

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Also See: Laura A. Neumann Named Vice President and General Manager for Cheyenne Mountain Resort / March 2004
Rikki Boparai Named Director of Operations of Cheyenne Mountain Resort / August 2004

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