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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Greg Leeper Regional
Director of Sales for French Lick Resort Casino

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2007 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Greg Leeper as regional director of sales for French Lick Resort Casino, located in French Lick, Indiana.  Mark Bommarito, vice president sales & marketing, made the announcement.   
 
"I am pleased to welcome Greg to French Lick," said Mr. Bommarito.  "He brings significant experience and contacts within the Midwest and nationally to his new role, and is a great addition to the resort's professional sales team."
 
Greg Leeper comes to his new position at French Lick Resort Casino with three decades of hospitality sales success.  In his new role, he is responsible for corporate, association, and incentive business originating out of the US Midwestern states.  
 
Mr. Leeper began his hospitality career while in college, working in operations for Sheraton and Radisson hotels in Nashville.  During his career he has worked with the sales teams for several signature hotel brands, including Loews, Starwood and Ritz-Carlton.  He has also worked with the landmark property, The Greenbrier, of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.  
 
Most recently, Greg Leeper served as director of sales for hinton+grusich, a Chicago-based firm representing 120 resorts/hotels across the country.  He is based in Chicago, where he also resides.
 
French Lick Resort Casino is a $382 million historic restoration and casino development project that includes the French Lick Springs Hotel, the new French Lick Casino and the West Baden Springs Hotel.  The premier resort and casino destination features 689 guestrooms and suites; a 42,000-square-foot, single-level casino; 45 holes of golf, including the fully restored 1917-era Donald Ross Course at French Lick and the new, 18-hole Pete Dye Course at French Lick (opening 2008); two full-service spas with a combined 36 treatment rooms totaling 41,000 square feet; and an array of dining and entertainment options. For more information, please visit www.frenchlick.com or call 1-888-MyHideaway (888-694-4332).  French Lick Resort Casino is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International.
 
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: Benchmark Appoints Mark Bommarito Project Vice President of Sales and Marketing for French Lick Springs Resort & Casino / May 2006
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