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Michael Snapkoski Named Director of Sales and Marketing at
Benchmark's Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia

Leesburg, VA – August 17, 2011Lansdowne Resort, managed by Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading US-based hospitality management company, has named Michael Snapkoski director of sales and marketing for the resort. Lansdowne, a AAA 4 Diamond award winner, is located between historic Leesburg, Virginia and Washington, DC. Michael will replace Warren Breaux, who is currently the Director of Sales and Marketing and will be the National Sales Director for Benchmark beginning September 1. David Kohlasch, Lansdowne’s general manager, made the announcement.

“I am pleased to welcome Michael to our resort,” said Mr. Kohlasch. “He brings senior-level sales leadership skills to Lansdowne Resort, in addition to motivation, creativity and sales credentials.”

Michael Snapkoski was most recently vice president sales and marketing for Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, located in National Harbor, Maryland. Within his four year tenure at the Gaylord, he was instrumental in the pre-opening sales efforts, managing 35 sales associates and leading the hotel to record bookings in the last year. He joined the team as director of sales and was eventually promoted to the vice president position. For several years, Mr. Snapkoski served in senior-level corporate and catering sales positions for major brand and independent properties in the Washington, DC metro area.

Snapkoski received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Salisbury State University Franklin P. Perdue School of Business.  He resides in Potomac Falls, Virginia.

Lansdowne Resort, a Four Diamond Award recipient, is the capital region’s premier, full-service resort. Managed by Benchmark Hospitality International, the resort is set on more than 500 acres of secluded countryside. Lansdowne Resort features 296 guest rooms and 14 suites, a multi-pool aquatic complex, 45-holes of golf, a 45,000-square-foot conference center, six dining facilities and Spa Minérale, a full-service spa. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM.  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:

Denise Benoit
Director of Public Relations
dbenoit@benchmarkmanagement.com
denise@benoitmarketing.com
703-919-1589




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Also See: Kim Martinez Named Director of Sales at Benchmark's Lansdowne Resort in Virginia / June 2011

Robert Haislip Appointed Director of Operations at Benchmark's Lansdowne Resort in Virginia / July 2010

Benchmark Appoints Sam Ackerman Director of Facilities at Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, Virginia / July 2010
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