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Benchmark Hospitality International Names Chris Nelbach as Director
of Revenue Management for the Hotel Contessa in San Antonio, Texas


The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, December 2011
Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has appointed Chris Nelbach director of revenue management for Hotel Contessa , located on the Riverwalk in San Antonio.  Wende Blumberg, Benchmark’s general manager at Hotel Contessa, made the announcement.

“I’m delighted to welcome Chris to our hotel,” said Ms. Blumberg.  “He comes to his new position with significant experience and success in revenue management, and we look forward to his leadership as we continue to develop this function at Hotel Contessa.”

Chris Nelbach was previously the director of revenue management for Hotel Derek, located in Houston.  He has over a decade of experience driving top line revenue for leading independent resorts, major brand hotels and franchised properties.

Mr. Nelbach attended the University of Texas, located in Austin.  He and his family are relocating to San Antonio.

About Hotel Contessa
Celebrating the region’s unmatched storied heritage as a fusion of cultures, Hotel Contessa pays homage to the best of San Antonio, incorporating modern interpretations of its unique architecture, hospitality, cuisine and lifestyle.  The 240,000-square-foot, 12-story hotel features 10,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities, a dedicated fitness center, full-service spa and rooftop swimming pool, as well as a gourmet restaurant and lounge that give leisure and business travelers a true taste of the new San Antonio.  Hotel Contessa embodies Benchmark Hospitality’s thirty years of innovation and excellence in the operation and development of premium hotels, resorts and conference centers.  The property is located at 306 W. Market Street.  For more information or to make your reservation, please call 210-229-9222 or log onto www.thehotelcontessa.com.

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



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