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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints William Courtney Lowe
Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing
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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, January 29, 2009 … Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed William Courtney Lowe regional vice president of sales and marketing for the leading hospitality management company.  Eric Terry, Benchmark’s vice president of sales and marketing, made the announcement.  Mr. Lowe will oversee sales and marketing programming for the company’s east coast properties in the United States.

“I am so pleased to announce Courtney’s promotion to regional vice president,” said Mr. Terry.  “He brings a vast understanding of the sales and marketing process to his new role and a solid history of accomplishments in multiple markets.”

Mr. Lowe was previously the highly successful director of sales and marketing for Bedford Springs Resort, the historically important property located in central Pennsylvania, which Benchmark opened and operated at the time.  During his tenure with the resort and in its first year of operation following restoration, he and his team achieved remarkable success developing new business for the property, which had been closed for 20 years, and eventually dominated the market.

Prior to joining Benchmark Hospitality International, Mr. Lowe was general manager for the Equinox Resort & Spa of Manchester Village, Vermont.  He began with the landmark resort as director of sales and marketing, experiencing significant success in this role. 

Courtney Lowe also served as director of sales & marketing for the renowned Boar’s Head Inn & Resort of Charlottesville, Virginia.  Prior to this, he held the title of regional sales executive for Corcoran Jennison Companies of Boston, responsible for the Ocean Edge Resort of Brewster, Massachusetts, Cranwell Resort in Lenox, Massachusetts, and Hawk Mountain Resort of Killington, Vermont. 

Mr. Lowe graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, earning a Bachelors degree in Economics and Management.  He has served on the board of a number of professional organizations, including the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association of Virginia, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the New England Inns & Resorts Association, and the Vermont Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Mr. Lowe and his family are relocating to The Woodlands near Houston. 

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: Albert Lacle Named Regional Vice President Sales and Marketing for Benchmark Hospitality International / October 2007
Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Eric Terry Vice President of Sales and Marketing / March 2007
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