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Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Philippe C. Eversdijk as General Manager
for the 350-room Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 7, 2013
Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has appointed Philippe C. Eversdijk general manager for the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao.  Greg Champion, Benchmark’s chief operating officer, made the announcement.  Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, is a Benchmark Resort® located on the exquisite Caribbean island of Curacao.

“I am so pleased to welcome Philippe to Benchmark Hospitality International,” said Mr. Champion.  “In addition to his mastering the language of Curacao, he brings significant leadership experience to his new role, and an important understanding of maximizing the resort’s potential on behalf of its customers and owners.”

Philippe Eversdijk comes to his new role having previously served as general manager for the Marriott Clearwater Beach Hotel in Tampa Bay.  Previous to this appointment he was vice president and general manager of the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, located in Safety Harbor, Florida.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Eversdijk held senior-level management positions in operations and food & beverage for resorts in Arizona and Florida.

Mr. Eversdijk is a graduate of De Kogge Hotel, Catering and Management School Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Management.  He is relocating to Curacao.

About Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao
The 350-guestroom Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao is located at Santa Barbara Plantation, a 1,500-acre luxury resort community taking shape along a natural harbor known as Spanish Water, 25 minutes from Curaçao's capital city of Willemstad. The full-service luxury resort features uninterrupted water views on three sides, white sand beaches, a 4,500 square foot Atabei spa, separate 24-hour fitness center, Camp Arawak, multiple outdoor pools, poolside grill, lounge, dive and water sport facility, Old Quarry, an 18-hole Pete Dye designed championship golf course, and 38,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space.  For more information and for reservations, visit www.santabarbararesortcuracao.com

About Benchmark Resorts & Hotels®
Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® represents the finest in lodging, dining, recreational and meeting accommodations. Many are certified by the International Association of Conference Centers, the leading professional organization governing the multi-billion dollar conference center industry on five continents, and many have also been recognized with the coveted Benchmark Conference Centers® certification of meeting excellence.  Benchmark Resorts & Hotels deliver highly specialized service that anticipates guests’ needs and ensures a hospitality experience unsurpassed and long remembered. www.benchmarkresortsandhotels.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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