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 Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Mark Speranza Director of Sales
for Glen Cove Mansion in Glen Cove, New York
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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, April 3, 2007 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Mark Speranza as director of sales for Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center, located in Glen Cove, New York.  Ellen Sinclair, vice president, made the announcement.
 
"Mark comes to Glen Cove Mansion with significant group sales experience and sound leadership skills," said Ms. Sinclair.  "We're pleased to welcome him to the sales team at this historic property."
 
Mr. Speranza joins Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center having served successfully in sales leadership positions for several New York City-based hotels.  These include the Regent Wall Street Hotel, Hotel InterContinental New York, and the Millennium Broadway, Manhattan's first dedicated conference center hotel.
 
Through his experience within the New York market, including the financial district, Speranza developed important customer relationships within the financial and legal industries, which he is expected to leverage on behalf of Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center.
 
Mark Speranza is a Deans List graduate of Pace University of New York City, with a Bachelors degree in Business Management.  He is active in Meeting Professionals International, the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association - New York Chapter, CITE, New York City Business Travel Association, and the Association of Insurance and Financial Conference Planners.  He resides in Scarsdale, 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 Manor House 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 gathering, 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 Appoints Sean McLaughlin General Manager of Glen Cove Mansion & Conference Center / February 2006
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