Benchmark Appoints Veronique
Paquet as Spa Director for the
Springs Eternal Spa at Bedford
Woodlands (Houston), Texas, June 2007 - Benchmark Hospitality International
has announced the appointment of Veronique Paquet as spa director for the
Springs Eternal Spa at Bedford Springs Resort, the landmark property dating
to 1796, which is scheduled to reopen this month. Rikki Boparai,
general manager for Benchmark Hospitality at the resort, made the announcement.
"It is with great pleasure that we welcome Veronique
to this remarkable property," said Mr. Boparai. "The resort has always
been about helping guests gain a renewed sense of well-being. The
restorative treatment programs delivered by Veronique and her team will
bring this tradition into a new century for Bedford Springs."
Veronique Paquet was previously the spa director
at Sundara Inn & Spa at Wisconsin Dells. Under her leadership
the property unveiled the first spa residential community in the Midwest.
During her tenure there the property was rated by Travel & Leisure
magazine as the #3 spa in the nation, receiving extended notice on ABC's
Good Morning America.
Ms. Paquet has also worked for Noble House Hotels
& Resorts, serving as spa director at the Inn & Spa at Loretto
in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in Little
Torch Key, Florida. Additionally, she served as guest recreation
& activities director at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego,
Earlier in her career, Paquet worked in communications
and media relations. She began her professional life working for
the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colorado.
Veronique Paquet is a graduate of the University
of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor's degree in world history and political
science. She is fluent in English and French. Ms. Paquet has
relocated to Bedford, Pennsylvania.
The historic Bedford Springs Resort, which dates
to 1796, is undergoing a comprehensive renovation and expansion program
to create a 216-guestroom Four Star-quality destination resort. The
property is scheduled to reopen in June 2007. The property is owned by
Bedford Resort Partners, Ltd. Benchmark Hospitality International
operates the 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