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Benchmark Hospitality International Names David Dart Director of Human Resources
for the 316-key Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, December 5, 2012
Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading US-based independent hospitality management company, has appointed David Dart director of human resources for Cheyenne Mountain Resort, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Todd Felsen, Benchmark’s general manager at the resort, made the announcement.

“I am so pleased to welcome David to Cheyenne Mountain Resort and to Benchmark Hospitality International,” said Mr. Felsen.  “He brings a vast amount of experience to his new role, and we look forward to his leadership of his department, and as part of our executive team.”

David Dart was previously the director of human resources for Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, located near San Diego.  He has held senior-level human resources positions for Hyatt Hotels at properties in San Francisco, San Diego and Lake Tahoe.

Mr. Dart attended San Francisco State University.  He is relocating the Colorado Springs.

About Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Nestled against the stunning Rocky Mountains on 217 acres in Colorado Springs and managed by Benchmark Hospitality International, the AAA Four Diamond Cheyenne Mountain Resort, offers 316 finely appointed guest rooms and suites, featuring Rocky Mountain-inspired décor clustered in eight residential-style lodges.  The resort features more than 40,000 square feet of newly renovated IACC-certified meeting space with 38 dedicated meeting rooms including a tiered amphitheater.  In addition, Cheyenne Mountain offers three distinct dining venues including its signature restaurant The Mountain View, featuring Colorado Fusion cuisine.  A vast array of recreational amenities include an 18-hole championship Pete Dye golf course, five sparkling pools, tennis and racquetball courts, a fitness center, acquatics center and a 35-acre recreation lake.  For information or room reservations call 1-800-588-0250 or visit www.cheyennemountain.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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Ken Ellens
KEN ELLENS COMMUNICATIONS
201-758-2864
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KenEllens@aol.com



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