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 Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Robert Villalta  General Manager
of 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 Robert Villalta as general manager of  Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center, located in Glen Cove, New York.  Ellen Sinclair, vice president, made the announcement.
 
"I am pleased to welcome Robert to Benchmark Hospitality at Glen Cove," said Ms. Sinclair.  "He brings an impressive record in running first-class properties to his new role.  We look forward to his leadership at this remarkable and historic property."
 
Prior to assuming his responsibilities at Glen Cove Mansion, Robert Villalta was corporate director of operations of the Amsterdam Hospitality Group, overseeing and repositioning properties in New York City, Miami and Charlotte, North Carolina.  Additionally, he has served as general manager of The Dream Hotel, a Preferred Hotels property, located in New York City.
 
Mr. Villalta has been previously affiliated with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, employed as regional controller for the W Court Hotel and the W Tuscany Hotel, both located in Manhattan.  During his tenure with Doral Hotels & Resorts of New York City, Villalta served as area controller and also as an accounting manager.  
 
When Starwood purchased Doral Hotels Management Corporation, Mr. Villalta was an integral part of the transition team, helping ensure a seamless operational transfer.  Earlier in his career, Villalta served as chief accountant for The Inn at Mill River, located in Stamford, Connecticut.
 
Mr. Villalta is a graduate of Concordia College of Bronxville, New York, with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.  He is active in the Hotel Executives Club of New York City.    He and his family reside in Port Washington, 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
Ellen Sinclair Appointed Regional Vice President for Benchmark Hospitality / July 2003
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