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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, November 2013 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Jay Rocha general manager for Cheyenne Mountain Resort.  Todd Felsen, vice president operations, made the announcement on behalf of the property, a Benchmark Resort® located at the foot of Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs.

"It is a pleasure to welcome Jay to Cheyenne Mountain Resort," said Mr. Felsen.  "He brings extensive experience in senior resort management to his new role at our property, as well important knowledge of conference center management and marketing, which is vital to our resort."

Jay Rocha comes to Cheyenne Mountain Resort with significant leadership experience gained in general manager assignments at multiple properties throughout the United States.  These include the Reunion Resort of Orlando, The Richardson Hotel of Richardson, Texas, and the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center located in Denver.

Earlier in his hospitality career, Mr. Rocha worked in senior management positions for leading luxury-brand hotels located in markets across the United States.  He is a graduate of the University of Texas where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a minor in Hotel Management.  While in college he interned at Disney.  Later in his career he was part of the Dr. Ted Wiley & Associates Leadership Development Program.  Mr. Rocha is relocating to Colorado Springs.

About Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Nestled in the shadows of Colorado's Rocky Mountains lies Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs' premier four season resort. The property's 316 finely appointed guest rooms and suites featuring Rocky Mountain-inspired décor are arranged in eight residential lodges across Cheyenne Mountain Resort. A vast array of amenities include the newly-renovated 18-hole championship Pete Dye-designed golf course; five swimming pools; tennis and racquetball courts; a health and fitness center; aquatics center and a 35-acre recreation lake. Known for its breathtaking mountain views, exceptional accommodations, fine dining, myriad of activities and comprehensive conference facilities, the AAA Four Diamond Cheyenne Mountain Resort offers the ultimate in Colorado vacationing. For more information, call (800) 428-8886 or visit www.cheyennemountain.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.  To become a fan on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/BenchmarkResortsandHotels, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BenchmarkHotels.

Contact: Ken Ellens

KenEllens@aol.com / 201-758-2864

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