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Benchmark Hospitality International Adds Sorrel River Ranch
Resort & Spa to Management Portfolio



The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, February 2, 2011 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading US-based hospitality management company, has announced the addition of Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa to its management portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts.  The exclusive, Four Diamond property is located on the banks of the Colorado River in scenic Moab, Utah, often referred to as the adventure capital of the American Southwest.  Burt Cabañas, chairman and CEO of Benchmark Hospitality International, made the announcement.   

“It is a pleasure to welcome Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa to Benchmark Hospitality,” said Mr. Cabañas.  “This remarkable property, which joins our company’s unique collection of Personal Luxury Hotels & Resorts, is set in an idyllic location within one of the most breathtakingly beautiful regions of North America.” 

Recently named a “Top 10 Luxury Wilderness Lodge in the USA” by Luxury Travel Magazine and Utah’s sole member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Sorrel River Ranch defines rustic elegance with unparalleled comfort, cuisine, and service set amid the red rock cathedrals and expansive skies of Southeastern Utah.  The property’s main lodge provides luxury accommodations overlooking Utah’s storied sandstone cliffs, soaring mesas, and the Colorado River, which flows along side the ranch.   

Spacious guestrooms and suites, ranging from 400 to 1,000 square feet, combine rustic yet elegant ranch décor with the charm of a country inn, the comforts of home, and the service of an upscale hotel. Each offers a private deck to fully absorb the arresting natural beauty surrounding the ranch.  Guestroom appointments include baths with glass showers, log-beamed ceilings, and custom-handcrafted furnishings.  Guest comfort is assured with luxurious linens, guestroom and bath accessories, as well as superb service.  Luxury suites feature hydrotherapy bath spas, each with river and mountain views.   Wireless Internet service is available throughout the ranch.  Consistent with all Benchmark Hospitality properties, Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa is pet friendly.

The resort’s Sorrel River Grill provides one of the Southwest’s finest dining experiences. Whether guests prefer a quiet dinner for two, a casual riverside barbeque with classic ranch cuisine, or a five-course formal banquet, the culinary team at Sorrel River Ranch consistently delivers exceptional cuisine and highly attentive, personalized service.

Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa also provides 7500 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, ideal for high-end executive-level meetings.  The property is equally adept at hosting weddings, receptions and large social gatherings.

Activities are endless at the resort and include whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Colorado River, hiking (both guided and unguided), mountain biking, rock climbing, and an equestrian program with lessons and trail riding. Secluded canyons, hidden arches, prehistoric dinosaur tracks and breathtaking desert sunsets await visitors to the ranch.  Those with the spirit of exploration can utilize all-terrain vehicles or take Jeep & Hummer tours to discover the remains of ancient civilizations and possibly dinosaur bones along the way.  The ranch also offers photography tours and scenic flights.  Nearby are two of Utah's five National Parks, including Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park.   

Back at Sorrel River Ranch are tennis courts, swimming pool and hot tub overlooking the Colorado River, and the Spa, which offers an array of massage therapy, body treatment and spa services that guests find rejuvenating after a day on the trail.  The Spa at Sorrel River is small, intimate and inviting, allowing therapists to focus on providing personal service in a soothing atmosphere, and holistic treatments for guests enjoying a health and wellness vacation. 

About the Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa
As Utah’s only Small Luxury Hotel® and the sole AAA Four-Diamond rated resort in Moab, Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa provides leisure and adventure travelers with an exquisite base from which to explore the Southwest’s natural landscapes. Activities such as river rafting, mountain biking, and hiking in Utah’s National Parks ensure adventures for every interest. On top of all that, Sorrel has made it so that the property is equipped to provide relaxation and excitement to those who are less adventurous as well. Travelers agree that Moab’s finest hotel, Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa, brings luxury accommodations to a world-class adventure destination.  For more information and to book reservations, visit www.sorrelriver.com.

About Benchmark Hospitality International
Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Hotels™.  The independent company, launched in 1980, is a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers.  Benchmark Hospitality is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations.  Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston.  The company’s northeast regional office is in New Jersey, with international offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark’s properties and additional information, visit www.benchmarkhospitality.com.

Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Hotels™.  The independent company, launched in 1980, is a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers.  Benchmark Hospitality is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations.  Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston.  The company’s northeast regional office is in New Jersey, with international offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark’s properties and additional information, visit www.benchmarkhospitality.com            
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Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax
KenEllens@aol.com
 


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