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Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Suya I. Davenport
Director of Sales for Naples Bay Resort in Naples, Florida
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2010 … Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Suya I. Davenport director of sales for Naples Bay Resort, the luxurious property located on Fifth Avenue in Naples, Florida. Rikki Boparai, general manager, made the announcement.
“I am pleased to welcome Suya to this important role at Naples Bay Resort,” said Mr. Boparai. “She brings extensive knowledge and experience within our regional market to her new position, and key corporate relationships important to the resort.”
Suya Davenport was previously the executive director of the Lee County Visitors & Convention Bureau, located in Fort Myers. In this role she was responsible for the strategic planning and sales & marketing operations of the organization, focusing on domestic and international markets. Under her leadership, the Visitors & Convention Bureau was awarded three prestigious Flagler Awards by VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s tourism organization, and a Destiny Award from the US Travel Association. This was the second time in her career that she worked with the Lee County Visitors & Convention Bureau, having served as sales manager in the early 1990s.
Prior to this appointment, Ms. Davenport was corporate director of global strategic partnerships for LXR Luxury Resorts, based in Naples, Florida. In this role she was responsible for overall integration of the transient and business market segments within luxury FIT, consortia, and third-party markets on behalf of the company’s 30 properties in the United States and the Caribbean.
Ms. Davenport has also served as director of leisure sales for Boca Resorts, Inc., working with the Boca Raton Resort & Club, The Registry Resort & Club and the Edgewater Beach Hotel & Club. She held the same position for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
Suya Davenport received her Bachelor of Arts in Marketing degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Earlier she received her Associate of Arts in Business Administration degree from Edison Community College in Fort Myers. She resides in Fort Myers Beach.
About Naples Bay Resort
Naples Bay Resort – a proud member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts www.preferredhotels.com – is a Personal Luxury Resort™ operated by Benchmark Hospitality International www.benchmarkhospitality.com.
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