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Benchmark's Turtle Bay Resort A "Top 25 Hotel in Hawaii
for 2008" According to Travel + Leisure Magazine


The Woodlands, Texas, July 22, 2008 - Benchmark Hospitality's Turtle Bay Resort, located on the North Shore of Oahu, has been named to Travel + Leisure magazine's list of the "Top 25 Hotels in Hawaii" for 2008, as ranked by the publication's readers. 

For the past 13 years, Travel + Leisure magazine has presented the "World's Best Awards," asking its approximately 1,000,000 subscribers to select their favorite hotels, spas, airlines, cruise lines, outfitters, cities and islands around the globe.   In 2008, the magazine's readers selected Turtle Bay Resort as a "Top 25 Hotel in Hawaii," which the resort adds to its growing list of awards. 

"We are thrilled with this designation," said Bob Boyle, Benchmark's vice president and general manager at Turtle Bay Resort.  "We've received many awards in the past six years following Benchmark's $60 million renovation of our resort.  All of them are very special to us.  We are honored to be included in Travel + Leisure's 'Top 25 Hotels in Hawaii' list for 2008."

Last year, Turtle Bay Resort was named among Conde Nast Traveler's "Top 20 Hawaii Resorts."  The property also received two Gold awards from Meetings & Conventions magazine, along with several other industry awards. 

Benchmark Hospitality, which operates 30 hotels, resorts and personal luxury properties throughout the United States, in Japan and Panama, has managed Turtle Bay Resort since 2001 for resort owner, Kuilima Resort Company---a subsidiary of Oaktree Capital.  Benchmark oversaw the comprehensive repositioning of the resort to one of the finest properties in Hawaii. 

Recent Turtle Bay Resort Awards: 

  • Travel + Leisure magazine, 2008, A Top 25 Hotel in Hawaii 
  • Preferred Hotel Group's 2007 GIFTT Award - - Community Service 
  • Conde Nast Traveler 2007 Readers Choice Award - Top 20 Hawaii Resorts 
  • Golf Digest - 11th Best Course in Hawai'i 2007 for the Arnold Palmer Course 
  • Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine 2007, Greens of Distinction 
  • ForbesTraveler.com, 2007, Top 10 Gnarliest Luxury Surfing Spots 
  • Meetings & Conventions 2007 -- Gold Tee Award 
  • Meetings & Conventions 2007 -- Gold Key Award 
About Turtle Bay Resort: 

Turtle Bay Resort is the only full-scale resort on Oahu's exciting North Shore, home of world-famous surfing, remote coastlines and exciting activities. The resort is located on a promontory offering wide vistas of the ocean from every room. 

Turtle Bay Resort offers world class golf and tennis, spa treatments, riding stables with ocean and trail riding, two lushly landscaped oceanside pools, seaside dining, North Shore and waterfall aerial tours by Paradise Helicopters, and 12 miles of walking and jogging trails along spectacular coastlines and through forested lands. 

In addition, the Resort is home to the famous Hans Hedemann Surf School where guests can get a taste of the world's best surf. 

Located on the North Shore of Oahu, the 880-acre Turtle Bay Resort is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International and is a Preferred Hotels' & Resorts Worldwide property - a collection of the world's finest independent luxury hotels. 

Famous for world-class surfing, pristine white sand beaches, and its charming country setting, the North Shore also offers colorful cultural attractions, innovative ecological endeavors, and environmental adventures. 

For reservations or more information, visit www.turtlebayresort.com or call (808) 293-6000. 

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
KenEllens@aol.com

Keoki Wallace
Public Relations Manager
Turtle Bay Resort
808-293-6023
Kwallace@benchmarkmanagement.com

Sukil Suh
Communications Executive
The Limtiaco Company 
808-535-9099, 
Sukil@TheLimtiacoCompany.com

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Also See: Benchmark Presents Robert Boyle, VP & GM of Turtle Bay Resort, with the “CEO of Sales” Award / March 2008
Turtle Bay Resort Completes $60 million Renovation with the Opening of its Oceanfront Kuilima Ballroom / October 2003
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