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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, April 2014 … Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has appointed Jarrad Evans vice president of business development & strategy.  Mr. Evans will be based in Benchmark's Home Office in The Woodlands, Texas, north of Houston.  Alex Cabañas, Benchmark's president & CEO, made the announcement.  

"I am very pleased to welcome Jarrad to Benchmark Hospitality," said Mr. Cabañas.  "As I reflect on the past eight years of business development initiatives by our company, I am so excited to have Jarrad join us, bringing new relationships and experiences as well as new growth opportunities to the Benchmark family."

In his new role with Benchmark Hospitality International, Mr. Evans is charged with leveraging and developing relationships with owners and equity partners to meet the company's ambitious growth targets.  These include significantly expanding the company's Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels and Benchmark Resorts & Hotels brand portfolios.  

Mr. Evans was previously vice president, acquisitions for ClubCorp, the largest owner-operator of golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs and alumni clubs in the world.  Prior to this he held the title of vice president, business development for Troon Golf, the world's largest golf management, development and marketing company.  In this role he was responsible for growing the company's managed golf and private club facilities, as well as hospitality and leisure operations, including private residence clubs, fractional residences and boutique hotels throughout North America and the Caribbean.

Mr. Evans earned his MBA at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and his BS in Journalism at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University. He is relocating to The Woodlands with his family.

About Benchmark Hospitality International

Benchmark Hospitality International® is a recognized global leader in the management and marketing of resorts, hotels and conference centers.  The company's two distinctive portfolios of properties, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® and Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels®, represent the finest in guest-dedicated hospitality in unique destinations across the United States, in the Caribbean and Japan.  As a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers, Benchmark Conference Centers® maintain the highest standards for certification in meeting excellence.  Benchmark Hospitality was launched in 1980 as an independent company and today operates worldwide from offices in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, and regional offices in New Jersey, Washington State, Japan and Chile.  For additional company information visit www.benchmarkresortsandhotels.com/development.  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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