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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints John Santangelo Director of Food & Beverage
for 295-room Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, Illinois



The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, June 2011
Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading US-based hospitality management company, has named John Santangelo director of food and beverage for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, located in Itasca, Illinois, near Chicago.  Charles Reese, Benchmark’s general manager for Eaglewood, made the announcement.

“I am so pleased to welcome John to Eaglewood Resort & Spa,” said Mr. Reece.  “A seasoned industry veteran, he has worked with landmark properties throughout the country and brings this rich experience to our resort.”

John Santangelo comes to his new role at Eaglewood Resort & Spa with three decades of industry experience.  He was most recently director of food and beverage for Pheasant Run Resort, located in St. Charles, Illinois.  He has served in the same position for a leading casino brand.

Mr. Santangelo previously held the positions of executive chef, director of restaurants, and chef for major brand and independent resorts.  He has a degree in Culinary Arts and Business from the American Culinary Federation, and an Advanced Culinary Arts degree from Le Cordon Blue, located in France.    He resides in Shorewood, Illinois, with his family.

About Eaglewood Resort & Spa
Eaglewood Resort & Spa is located at 1401 Nordic Rd., in Itasca, Illinois.  A Four-Diamond resort, the property features 295 spacious guestrooms and suites; a selection of fine and casual dining options; first-class recreation including an 18-hole championship golf course; as well as 38,000 square feet of IACC-certified meeting space and a complete health spa. Eaglewood is strategically located on 106 acres in northwest Chicago, just 35 miles from downtown Chicago, and 12 miles west of O'Hare International Airport. For more information about Eaglewood, call (630) 773-1400, toll free at (877) 285-6150 or visit www.eaglewoodresort.com.  Eaglewood Resort & Spa is a Benchmark Hospitality International property.

Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and the Personal Luxury Collection℠.  The independent company, launched in 1980, is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations.  Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston. Benchmark Hospitality is also a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers.  The company's eastern regional office is in New Jersey, western regional office is in Washington, 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: 

For Benchmark Hospitality International
Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864
KenEllens@aol.com
 

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