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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Lance Dorsey Director of Facilities
at The Chattanoogan in Chattanooga, Tennessee


The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, August 2008 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Lance Dorsey as director of facilities for The Chattanoogan, the urban resort located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Tom Cupo, Benchmark’s general manager at the resort, made the announcement.

"It is a great pleasure to welcome Lance to The Chattanoogan," said Mr. Cupo.  "He brings many years of experience to his position and we’re happy to have him on our team.”

Lance Dorsey was previously director of facilities for Virginia Crossings Resort, located in Richmond. He comes to his newest assignment with nearly 25 years of experience in engineering and vast expertise with HVAC, electrical, mechanical and pneumatic controls.  He has worked as chief engineer for a number of hotel properties previously, supervising large teams of specialists.

Mr. Dorsey has also served as maintenance supervisor and facilities site supervisor at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.  Earlier in his career he was responsible for the daily operation of utility systems in a critical operations center for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.  Lance Dorsey and his wife are relocating to Chattanooga. 

The Chattanoogan, a 210,000 square-foot five-story upscale urban resort with 199 guest rooms and suites, features a 25,000 square-foot conference center with comprehensive meeting planning and audiovisual support services, three outstanding dining establishments, and a spa with four treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna, fitness center, indoor pool, whirlpool and patio overlooking the hotel's courtyard. 

The Chattanoogan is conveniently located within a two-hour drive from Atlanta; Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee; Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama.  For more information or reservations, call (423) 756-3400, toll free (877) 756-1684, or visit The Chattanoogan's website at www.chattanooganhotel.com.  Benchmark Hospitality International operates The Chattanoogan. 

Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Hotels™.  The privately held company, launched in 1980, is a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers.  Benchmark is a worldwide organization operating over 30 properties representing major metropolitan and resort destinations. Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston, with regional offices in New Jersey and Connecticut.  International offices are located in Tokyo and Santiago, Chile. For locations of properties and additional information, visit 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 Tom Cupo General Manager for The Chattanoogan in Chattanooga, Tennessee / April 2008
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