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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Heath Patrick Director of Conference Services
for Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado
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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, January 2008 - Benchmark Hospitality International announces the appointment of Heath Patrick to the position of director of conference services for Cheyenne Mountain Resort, the Four Diamond property located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Laura Neumann, Benchmark's vice president and general manager at the resort, made the announcement.
 
"It is with great pleasure that I welcome Heath to Benchmark Hospitality at Cheyenne Mountain Resort," stated Ms. Neumann.  "He brings over a decade of important experience in managing group events, catering and food and beverage operations to our resort, along with intimate knowledge of our market."
 
Previous to joining Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Heath Patrick served as the successful director of catering sales and event management for the Colorado Springs Marriott.   He held the position of director of catering for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts prior to this, working at the company's Colorado Springs property, prior to its transition to the Colorado Springs Marriott.
 
Earlier in his career, Mr. Patrick served as general manager for Catering Services, Inc., a catering company located in Denver. He has also been employed by Westin Hotels and Resorts at the Westminster, Colorado property.  Patrick began his hospitality career with Hyatt Hotels, where he held progressively responsible management positions for hotels in Denver and New Orleans.
 
Heath Patrick is a graduate of the University of Colorado in Denver with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.  He resides in Colorado Springs with his family.
 
Set on 217 lush acres, Cheyenne Mountain Resort features 316 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, each with a private balcony with mountain and golf course views; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; a championship Pete Dye-designed golf course; five swimming pools; 18 tennis courts, squash and racquetball courts as well as a pro shop; Health & Fitness Center; Aquatics Center, and a 35-acre recreation lake where guests enjoy sailboards, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, volleyball on a sand beach, and catch-and-release fly fishing (the lake is stocked with big German Browns and rainbow trout). For more information contact 719-538-4000 or toll-free 800-428-8886 or visit www.cheyennemountain.com.  Cheyenne Mountain Resort 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 Diana Wellman Director of Conference Services for Cheyenne Mountain Resort / June 2006
Caroline B. Wilsey Appointed Director of Conference Services for Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs, Colorado / May 2004
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