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Benchmark Hospitality Promotes Greg Parsons to
Managing Director of Eaglewood Resort & Spa
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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 2007 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the promotion of Greg Parsons to managing director for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, located in Itasca, Illinois, near Chicago.  Bill Upshaw, regional vice president for Benchmark, made the announcement.  
 
"Greg has been a vital part of the Benchmark organization for over a decade," said Mr. Upshaw.  "He has done an outstanding job leading operational teams for multiple properties within the company's growing portfolio, and has significantly enhanced revenues and profitability at Eaglewood Resort & Spa.  We congratulate him on this promotion."
 
Mr. Parsons previously held the title of general manager for Eaglewood Resort.  During his tenure, the property received the acclaimed Four Diamond award and has consistently received top guest and employee satisfaction scores.  Parsons has also served in the role of general manager for Benchmark's Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia, which opened in 2002 under his leadership, and The Northland Inn, a Benchmark Hospitality property located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  
 
Parsons has assumed additional responsibilities within the Benchmark organization as field staff support.  He has actively mentored new general managers on behalf of the company as well.
 
Greg Parsons earned his bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management from Ferris State University, located in Big Rapids, Michigan.  He resides in Lake Zurich, Illinois, with his family.
 
About Eaglewood Resort & Spa

The Eaglewood Resort & Spa offers 295 spacious mission-style guestrooms and suites; a fine dining restaurant, Burnham's; and a casual restaurant, Prairie River.  Additionally, the resort offers exceptional recreational opportunities, including a USGA-rated 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course, indoor pool, six-lane bowling center, and a comprehensive fitness center.  The property also features a 10,000 square-foot destination spa with eight treatment rooms, two esthetic rooms, four massage rooms (one for couples massage), two hydrotherapy rooms with tubs and vichy shower, and a full service salon.
 
Eaglewood Resort & Spa provides 38,000 square feet of superb conference space with 39 meeting rooms, which is supported by Benchmark Hospitality's signature conference concierge services.  The resort's conference facilities are certified by the prestigious global organization, the International Association of Conference Centers.  Eaglewood Resort & Spa is situated on 106 scenic acres northwest of Chicago, just 35 minutes from downtown Chicago and 20 minutes west of O'Hare International Airport.
 
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:

Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax
KenEllens@aol.com
 

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Also See: Greg Parsons Appointed General Manager of Eaglewood Resort & Spa / January 2005
Benchmark Hospitality Completes Renovation of Classic Golf Course at Chicago-area Eaglewood Resort & Spa; Circa 1928 Charles Maddox-design Course / June 2006
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