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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 16, 2014 - Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Tom Garcia vice president and general manager for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, a Benchmark Resort® and Benchmark Conference Center® located in Northwest Chicago.  Greg Champion, Benchmark's executive vice president and COO, made the announcement.  

"It is a pleasure to welcome Tom to his new position within the Benchmark Hospitality family," said Mr. Champion.  "He knows the property and market extremely well, having overseen it for the past two years.  Tom also comes with a tremendous background in effective property leadership, which will serve the resort well."

In his new leadership role, Tom Garcia will continue his responsibilities as vice president of operations, overseeing several of Benchmark's Midwest properties and the company's Food & Beverage division.  Mr. Garcia was appointed to the position in 2012.

Previous to joining Benchmark Hospitality International, Tom Garcia was vice president and regional manager for Noble House Hotels & Resorts.  He also served the company in the roles of managing director and regional manager.  Mr. Garcia has held senior positions at landmark hotels and resorts for leading hospitality brands within the United States and the Caribbean.  This included properties in Dallas, Houston, Lake Tahoe, Phoenix, Aruba and Grand Cayman, serving in positions as general manager, regional vice president and executive director of food & beverage.

Tom Garcia is a graduate of California State University where he earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both Accounting and Management Information Systems.  He has held leadership roles within the Dallas and Houston Convention and Visitors Bureaus, the Hotel Association of Dallas, and Downtown Dallas.  

About Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Conveniently located just 12 miles west of O'Hare International Airport and 25 miles from downtown Chicago, Eaglewood Resort & Spa is nestled on 104 acres in Itasca, Illinois.  Managed by Benchmark Hospitality International, the AAA Four-Diamond resort offers 295 spacious guestrooms and suites featuring walk out balconies showcasing views of our championship golf course.  In addition, Eaglewood offers three distinct dining venues with fine and casual menu options; first-class recreation including a complete health SPA, 18-hole championship golf course, sparkling pool with sundeck, fitness center and six-lane Brunswick Retro Bowling alley; as well as 37,000 square feet of IACC-certified meeting space.   For more information or room reservations call (630) 773-1400, toll free at (877) 285-6150 or visit:   www.eaglewoodresort.com.   Eaglewood Resort & Spa is a Benchmark Hospitality International property.  To become a fan on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/EaglewoodResort or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/EaglewoodResort.

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.

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