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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Warren Breaux Director of Sales
and Marketing at Lansdowne Resort Near Washington, DC
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 5, 2007 ... Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Warren Breaux as director of sales and marketing for Lansdowne Resort, the company's east coast flagship property located 30 miles west of Washington, DC near Leesburg, Virginia.  Tom Manno, Benchmark's managing director at Lansdowne Resort, made the announcement.  
 
"We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Warren's distinguished background on our management team," said Mr. Manno.  "He has brought tremendous success and growth to all his endeavors and is the perfect person to lead our sales objectives as we continue to reposition Lansdowne into a true destination resort.  He will be a major contributor to our efforts."
 
In his new role, Warren Breaux will oversee all sales and marketing programming for the 305-guestroom property, which will soon complete a $60 million renovation and expansion program.
 
Mr. Breaux joins Benchmark Hospitality at Lansdowne Resort having previously served as vice president of sales and marketing for Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center of Prince George County, Maryland.  While there he led the pre-opening sales programming for the 2,000-guestroom hotel.  Prior to this position, Breaux was vice president of sales for the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where he successfully exceeded booking goals year after year.  
 
Breaux spent the majority of his career with Hyatt Hotels, serving 23 years with the brand.  Beginning as a sales manager at the Hyatt Regency in his hometown of New Orleans, Breaux's success carried him up the corporate ladder from divisional director to assistant vice president of sales, where he oversaw all national sales offices, to assistant vice president of sales and marketing overseeing 23 hotels.  
 
A former marine and Vietnam veteran, Warren Breaux is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and holds a degree in Business Administration.  He is a member of a number of professional organizations, including ASAE, where he served as a fellow, HSMAI, where he sat on the board of directors, as well as PCMA, MPI, RCMA and IAEM.  Mr. Breaux resides in Chantilly, Virginia, along with his wife.
 
Lansdowne Resort (www.lansdowneresort.com) is the capital region's premier, full-service resort.  Managed by Benchmark Hospitality International, the resort is situated on 500 + acres of secluded countryside along the Potomac River near Leesburg, Virginia.  Lansdowne features 305 freshly renovated luxury guestrooms and suites, the luxurious Spa Minérale, 36 holes of championship golf, including the new Greg Norman Course, a new 45,000 square foot clubhouse, and six dining outlets.  Coming this May, Lansdowne will unveil "Shark Bite," a 9-hole Greg Norman-designed short course, bringing The Golf Club at Lansdowne to 45 holes.  
 
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

Josh Herman 
Director of Marketing
Lansdowne Resort
703-729-4129
jherman@benchmarkmanagement.com

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Also See: Tom Manno Appointed Managing Director for the 305 room Lansdowne Resort Near Washington, D.C. / February 2006
Scott Flexman Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for Lansdowne Resort in Lansdowne, Virginia / May 2005

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