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Benchmark Appoints Bryan Forsythe as Director of Operations
for Virginia Crossings Resort in Richmond, Virginia
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, February 2007 ...Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Bryan Forsythe as director of operations for Virginia Crossings Resort, located in Richmond, Virginia.  Tom Cupo, Benchmark's general manager for the resort made the announcement.

"It is my pleasure to welcome Bryan to Virginia Crossings," stated Mr. Cupo.  "He brings important operational experience to his new role as well as extensive knowledge of food & beverage and we welcome him to our executive team."

Bryan Forsythe has been an active part of the Benchmark Hospitality International team for nearly a decade.  He was most recently general manager for the historic Berry Hill Plantation Resort, located in South Boston, Virginia, where he provided strong leadership during a period of transition.  

Forsythe has also served in the role of director of operations for Benchmark's Stonewall Resort of Roanoke, West Virginia.  While at Stonewall he was instrumental in the resort achieving Four Diamond status.  Forsythe's first position at the resort was food & beverage director.

Bryan Forsythe began his hospitality career with the Benchmark organization at Lansdowne Resort, located near Leesburg, Virginia.  At Lansdowne he held positions of increasing responsibility, including manager of the resort's Riverside Hearth and Stonewalls Tavern restaurants.

Forsythe also served for a period as food & beverage director at Canaan Valley Resort of Davis, West Virginia, where he oversaw the development and opening of a 400-seat ski lodge restaurant and bar.  

Bryan Forsythe is a graduate of Frederick College, located in Frederick, Maryland.   He and his family have relocated to Richmond.
Virginia Crossings Resort www.virginiacrossingsresort.com is a Four Diamond property that offers 183 guestrooms, a full service restaurant, sports lounge and the adjoining Crossings Golf Club - a Joe Lee-designed championship course that is one of the most playable and scenic 18-hole courses in Virginia. The hotel is 90 miles from Washington DC, 90 miles from Norfolk and 75 miles from Charlottesville.  Richmond International Airport is just 20 minutes away.   Benchmark Hospitality International operates Virginia Crossings 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.  

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 Hospitality Appoints Tom Cupo General Manager at Virginia Crossings Resort in Richmond, Virginia / September 2005

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