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Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Warren Breaux
Corporate Director of National Sales

 
Will Build National Sales Team in Support of Company's Growth Plans


The Woodlands (
Houston), Texas
, September 2011 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Warren Breaux corporate director of national sales.  Ted Davis, senior vice president of sales and marketing, made the announcement.
 
"I am very pleased to announce Warren’s promotion to national sales,” said Mr. Davis.  “He has given our company many years of dedicated service and done an excellent job at our east coast flagship, Lansdowne Resort.  We welcome him to his new corporate-wide responsibilities.”
 
In his new role, Warren Breaux will lead all corporate national sales initiatives for the growing hospitality management company.  This will include expanding Benchmark's national sales team, currently consisting of Jodi Forslund and Teresa Winfield covering the Western U.S. out of the Seattle regional office.  New sales positions will be added in support of the company's aggressive expansion plans over the next few years, including positions in the Midwestern and Southern U.S.
 
Mr. Breaux was previously director of sales and marketing for Lansdowne Resort, the landmark property located in northern Virginia, near Washington, DC, and Benchmark's east coast flagship.  While in this position, Mr. Breaux was actively involved in a comprehensive repositioning of the resort, following a $60 million renovation.
 
Prior to joining Benchmark Hospitality, Breaux served as vice president of business development for Hyatt Hotels where he was responsible for running the company’s National Sales organization.  He has also held leadership positions at signature resorts in Nashville and New Orleans.
 
A former marine and Vietnam veteran, Warren Breaux earned his Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans.  He is a member of ASAE, where he received the prestigious appointment as a lifetime Fellow – one of the first non-meeting planners to be so honored; HSMAI, where he sat on the board of directors; as well as PCMA; MPI; RCMA and IAEM.  Mr. Breaux will operate out of offices at Benchmark’s Lansdowne Resort.  He resides in Chantilly, Virginia, with his family.

About Benchmark Hospitality International
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: 

Ken Ellens
KEN ELLENS COMMUNICATIONS
201-758-2864
KenEllens@aol.com

Warren Breaux, Corporate Director of National Sales
BENCHMARK HOSPITALITY INTERNATIONAL
(Based at Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, VA )
703.729.4002  /  703.424.8202-cell
wbreaux@benchmarkmanagement.com



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