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Benchmark Hospitality Names Craig Waterman as General Manager
for the 349-key Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September, 11 2012
Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Craig Waterman general manager for Snow King Resort, located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Greg Champion, Benchmark’s chief operating officer, made the announcement.

“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Craig to Benchmark’s Snow King Resort,” said Mr. Champion.  “He brings strong leadership skills in running award-winning hotels and resorts to his new position, which he will put to important use at this remarkable property.”

Craig Waterman was previously general manager for Sé San Diego, the luxury hotel and condominium development in the city’s downtown financial district.  He has also served as general manager for the Water Color Inn & Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, which was named to Travel+Leisure’s “World’s Best Hotels” list under his leadership.

Mr. Waterman has held senior-level positions for landmark and award-winning luxury properties in Florida, Arizona, Colorado and California, including hotels and resorts affiliated with leading luxury brands.  He is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine, where he earned his Bachelors degree in Political Science.  Mr. Waterman is relocating to Jackson Hole with this family.

About Snow King Resort
The Snow King Resort, which includes the Snow King Hotel and the Grand View Luxury Lodge, is located just six blocks from the Historic Jackson Hole Town Square and near the gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, providing an ideal setting for leisure vacations or productive business meetings.  A full-service resort, the property features a restaurant, lounge, concierge, 30,000 square feet of event space, 204 guestrooms, over 100 Grand View Luxury Lodge units and 45 one-to-four bedroom condominiums.  In the winter, guests enjoy Skiing, Snowboarding and Snow Tubing.  During the summer, on site Scenic Chairlift, Alpine Slide, Miniature Golf, Horseback Riding, Mountain Bike and Hiking trails make every stay an adventure.  A visit to Snow King Resort is a retreat to the distinctive western hospitality of storied Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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
201-951-9511-Cell
KenEllens@aol.com



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