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Benchmark Hospitality International Promotes Greg Parsons
to Senior Vice President of Operations


The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, January 2011 … Benchmark Hospitality International has promoted Greg Parsons to senior vice president of operations for the leading US-based hospitality management company.  Greg Champion, chief operating officer, made the announcement.

"I am very pleased to announce Greg’s promotion,” said Mr. Champion.  “He has preformed his regional operational role in an extraordinary manner.  With this new position, Greg assumes national operational responsibilities for the Benchmark management portfolio.”

Greg Parsons most recently served as regional vice president operations for Benchmark Hospitality, overseeing properties in California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Texas, the Virginias and Wisconsin.  He has also previously served Benchmark as general manager of Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Chicago and as opening general manager for Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia.  Mr. Parsons joined the company as general manager for The Northland Inn of Minneapolis, which Benchmark operated at the time.

Greg Parsons graduated from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, with a bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management.  He resides in The Woodlands, Texas.

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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Contact: 

Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax
KenEllens@aol.com
 


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