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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Mark Galbreith,
Director of Sales at Lansdowne Resort


The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, November 2007 ... Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Mark Galbreith as director of sales for Lansdowne Resort, the company’s east coast flagship property located 30 miles west of Washington, DC near Leesburg, Virginia.  Warren Breaux, Benchmark’s director of sales & marketing at the resort, made the announcement. 

"I am so pleased to welcome Mark to Lansdowne Resort,” said Mr. Breaux.  “He brings important experience in the meetings industry and key customer relationships within the MidAtlantic market to his new role at our property.”

Mark Galbreith comes to Lansdowne Resort with over 17 years of hospitality experience.  He was previously the director of corporate sales for the Wardman Park Marriott, located in Washington, DC.   

Mr. Galbreith has held several positions of increasing responsibility in hospitality sales, many of these at Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles Hotel in Chantilly, Virginia.  These positions included senior account executive, senior sales manager, and senior catering manager, which was his first role with the property.

Earlier in his career, Galbreith held responsibilities as director of restaurants for the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church Virginia.

Mark Galbreith is a graduate of North Carolina Central University, located in Durham.  He has relocated to Ashburn, Virginia.

Lansdowne Resort (www.lansdowneresort.com) is the capital region's premier, full-service resort.  Operated by Benchmark Hospitality International, the resort is situated on 500 + acres of secluded countryside along the Potomac River near Leesburg, Virginia.  Lansdowne features 305 freshly renovated luxury guestrooms and suites, the luxurious Spa Minérale, 36 holes of championship golf, including the new Greg Norman Course, a new 45,000 square foot clubhouse, and six dining outlets.  Coming this May, Lansdowne will unveil "Shark Bite," a 9-hole Greg Norman-designed short course, bringing The Golf Club at Lansdowne to 45 holes. 

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: Tom Manno Appointed Managing Director for the 305 room Lansdowne Resort Near Washington, D.C. / February 2006
Scott Flexman Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for Lansdowne Resort in Lansdowne, Virginia / May 2005
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