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Benchmark Hospitality International Names Randall Obrecht as
General Manager for the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle, Washington

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, December 14, 2012
Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Randall Obrecht general manager for Sorrento Hotel, a Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM property located in Seattle, Washington.  James Simkins, Chief Operating Officer Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels, made the announcement.

“It is a pleasure to announce Randall’s promotion to general manager,” said Mr. Simkins.  “He has done a superb job as head of the hotel’s food and beverage program, showing exemplary leadership skills that he will put to good use in his new position.  We congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion.”

Randall Obrecht joined Sorrento Hotel in 2011 as director of food & beverage.  Previous to this he was the general manager of Palisade, Seattle's iconic waterfront restaurant.  He has also served as director of food & beverage for Savor, the food services company which services McCaw Hall, home to the Seattle Ballet and Opera.

Mr. Obrecht resides in the Seattle area with his family.

About Sorrento Hotel
The Sorrento Hotel has been a landmark historic hotel in Seattle since it was established in 1909. The magnificent Italian mission-style architecture creates a classic setting for the Sorrento Hotel's quiet hospitality. Preferred among business travelers, well-traveled vacationers and even Seattle neighbors, The Sorrento offers a high level of personal service that only a boutique property can provide. The Sorrento Hotel also strives to be a center for arts and culture, partnering with and supporting such wonderful institutions as the Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle Theater Group, Town Hall and various others through Night School, a collaboration between the hotel, Michael Hebb, and an array of intellectuals, artists, writers, filmmakers, mixologists, chefs and the leading cultural institutions in the Northwest. The Malone Family has owned the Sorrento since 1983 and since has restored the hotel's appearance, as well as its reputation for hospitality. The Sorrento has earned numerous awards including being named one of Condé Nast Traveler's Top 25 hotels, the Seattle Times Most Romantic Hotel, Seattle Metropolitan's 30 Must Do Dining Experiences, and most recently was honored by Seattle Magazine for having the city's Best Martini.  The Sorrento Hotel is a Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM property of Benchmark Hospitality International.

About Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM
Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM represents a hand-picked group of 13 luxurious properties, in spectacular U.S. destinations coast to coast and off shore.  Each hotel and resort delivers personal luxury in a spirit true to its own distinctive locale, yet in unison with the collection’s shared mission. A division of Benchmark Hospitality International, for 30 years a leading US-based hospitality management company, and led by a proven and seasoned team of award-winning luxury hospitality professionals, Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM is the preferred choice of guests who yearn for transformation over accommodation, customization over conformity, and inspiration over predictability.  With Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM, luxury is always personal.

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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