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Bree Benson Appointed Director of Conference Services
for Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, Virginia

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2008 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Bree Benson as director of conference services for Lansdowne Resort, the landmark property located near Leesburg, Virginia.  Tom Manno, Benchmark’s managing director at the resort, made the announcement.   

“It is with pleasure that I announce Bree’s appointment,” stated Mr. Manno.  “She brings impressive leadership experience in conference services to her new role and a clear understanding of the dynamics of the greater Washington, DC meetings market.  She is a wonderful addition to our team.”

Bree Benson was previously the director of convention services for the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, a 496-guestroom property with 45,000 square feet of meeting space, located in Alexandria, Virginia.  Both Lansdowne Resort and the Hilton Alexandria are active members of the prestigious global organization, the International Association of Conference Centers.

Prior to this appointment, Ms. Benson was director of convention services for Hilton University Place of Charlotte, North Carolina.  Earlier in her career, Benson held the role of senior catering manager for the Savannah Marriot Riverfront and express catering manager of the Omni Netherland Plaza Hotel of Cinncinnati, Ohio.

Bree Benson was honored by Hilton Hotels as Team Member of the Year in 2006.  She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of The University of North Carolina-Greensboro with a Bachelors of Science degree in Communication.  Benson is also a graduate of The Programme of Intercultural Communication & Sociology, located at Vaxjo University in Sweden.  She and her husband reside in Arlington, 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 countryside along the Potomac River near Leesburg, Virginia.  Lansdowne features 305 freshly renovated luxury guestrooms and suites, the luxurious Spa Minérale, 45 holes of championship golf, a new 45,000 square foot clubhouse, and six dining outlets.  

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
LaSalle Hotel Properties Acquires the 296-room Lansdowne Resort for $115.8 million; Benchmark Hospitality Continues as Manager / June 2003
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