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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Nate Waldron Director of Conference Services
for The Heldrich in New Brunswick, New Jersey

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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, January 2008 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Nathaniel (Nate) Waldron to the position of director of conference services for The Heldrich, located in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Mike Taylor, Benchmark's general manager at the property, which opened last March, made the announcement.
 
"It is with great pleasure that I welcome Nate to The Heldrich," said Mr. Taylor.  "He brings significant expertise to his new position, along with extensive knowledge of the market and solid customer relationships with companies important to the property."
 
Nate Waldron has been active within the meetings industry for over two decades. He was most recently the director of conference services for Dolce Basking Ridge, New Jersey, formerly the Benchmark-operated North Maple Inn.  He successfully held this position with Benchmark for seven years.  During this time Waldron was instrumental in the property achieving the coveted Four Diamond rating for three consecutive years, along with numerous Pinnacle Awards recognizing meeting excellence, and the NJ BIZ 50 Best Places to Work in New Jersey recognition, which the property received two consecutive years.  
 
Prior to this, Mr. Waldron held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility within conference services for Benchmark Hospitality International and at the former Scanticon Princeton Conference Center Hotel, located in Princeton, New Jersey.  
 
Throughout his career, Mr. Waldron has been consistently referred to as one of the top conference planners in the meetings industry.  "Nate is a leader who sets high standards for the service he and his team consistently deliver," continued Mr. Taylor.  "Equally important, he brings to his new role an excellent record of mentoring his team members for superior service delivery and solid career advancement.  He is one of the very best in the business and I am so pleased he has joined our team at The Heldrich!"
 
About The Heldrich 
The Heldrich is located in the cultural heart of New Jersey in New Brunswick.  The property is situated at 10 Livingston Avenue, just west of the important US Route 1 and four blocks from the News Brunswick Train Station (serving the Northeast Corridor:  Boston-New York-Philadelphia-Washington, DC) and close to Exit 9 of the NJ Turnpike.  It is 45 minutes outside New York City and has rail service to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).   The Heldrich features a 248-guestroom luxury hotel, state-of-the-art conference facilities, the acclaimed Christopher's Restaurant, serving freshly prepared specialties created in an exhibition kitchen to delight even the discriminating palate, Christopher's Bar, and an elegant ballroom, ideal for social and corporate gatherings.  For more information on The Heldrich, call 732-729-4670 or visit www.theheldrich.com.    The Heldrich 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 Hospitality Appoints Michael J. Taylor General Manager for The Heldrich, a New $110 million Mixed Use Property in New Brunswick, New Jersey / March 2006
Benchmark Appoints Claudine M. Sidney Director of Conference Services for The Heldrich / February 2007
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