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Travis Blaney Appointed Director of Food and Beverage at
Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, November 5, 2008 … Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Travis Blaney director of food and beverage for the award-winning Cheyenne Mountain Resort, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Laura Neumann, vice president and general manager, made the announcement.

"It is such a pleasure to formally welcome Travis to Benchmark Hospitality International at Cheyenne Mountain Resort," said Ms. Neumann.  “He has served our company with great skill over the past five years, and has become a vital part of our team here at Cheyenne while assisting us over the past several months.  We’re so glad to announce his promotion and to have him as our new leader in food and beverage.”

Travis Blaney has served Benchmark Hospitality International in several key roles during the past five years.  Most recently, as corporate food and beverage manager he was on assignment for the company at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.  

Previous to this, Mr. Blaney was project food and beverage manager for Benchmark Hospitality, responsible for opening the company’s newest properties, including Naples Bay Resort.  He has also served as director of restaurants at West Baden Springs Hotel and French Lick Resort Casino, where he led the opening of thirteen revenue centers between the two sister properties.  

Mr. Blaney began his tenure with Benchmark Hospitality International at Lansdowne Resort, the company’s east coast flagship property.  While there, he quickly progressed from assistant restaurant manager to opening clubhouse dining room manager upon Benchmark’s launching of The Golf Club at Lansdowne, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier private golf facility.

Prior to joining Benchmark Hospitality International, Mr. Blaney invested three years with Hilton Corporation in positions of increasing responsibility while studying at the University of Pittsburgh. He is relocating to Colorado Springs.

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, Japan, 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 Marc Reydams Club Manager For The Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort / June 2008

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