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Benchmark Hospitality International’s Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Named One of the “Best Companies to Work For in Colorado”
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Only Hotel on List

 The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2008 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced that Cheyenne Mountain Resort, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work For in Colorado for 2008.  The announcement came from a consortium of human resource, business and employment resources, which conducted the statewide survey.  The resort is one of only 15 companies in the state that made the list this year in the Large Companies category (250 employees or more).  In addition, Cheyenne Mountain Resort enjoys the special distinction of being the only hotel among all the 2008 winners.  

"Recognition as one of the best companies to work for in Colorado validates our total commitment to creating a working environment for our employees that is second to none," said Laura Neumann, Benchmark’s vice president and general manager of Cheyenne Mountain Resort.  "We believe that when you treat each person on the staff as a valued member of a team, who has an important role to play and is rewarded for hard work and achievements, then not only are you going to have employees who are happier but also more loyal and effective." 

The Best Companies to Work For in Colorado initiative is a collaborative effort among its many partners, which include the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Colorado State Council, as well as the six local SHRM chapters, Jobing.com, Colorado Biz Magazine, and the Best Companies Group.  
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The Best Companies Group, assisted by ModernThink, LLC, conducted an assessment of participating companies, employing a two-part comprehensive survey that was designed to gather detailed data about each company.  In the first part of the survey, employers completed a questionnaire that captured information about policies, practices and demographics. The second part of the survey gathered significant feedback from the employees of each company, doing so in three parts:  Two open-ended questions, seven demographic questions, and approximately 65 statements that employees respond to using a five-point scale.

For more information on Best Companies to Work For in Colorado, visit the SHRM Colorado State Council website at www.coshrm.org

Cheyenne Mountain Resort Photography Link: http://benchmarkhospitality.com/Media_Center/Property_Photography.asp?p_id=5&pp_id=27 

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 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

Ed Placidi/Marian Gerlich
P&G Communications
818-786-8687, pgworld@aol.com
 

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Also See: Benchmark Hospitality's Cheyenne Mountain Resort Awarded Four Diamonds, First Time in Resort's History / November 2007
Benchmark Hospitality's Cheyenne Mountain Resort Honored as Best Good Neighbor In Colorado by National Restaurant Association; Receives 'Restaurant Neighbor Award' for the State / September 2007
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