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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, August 25, 2014 - Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading US-based hospitality management company, has named Adam Montalvo director of food & beverage for Hotel Contessa.  Les Utley, general manager for the property, a Benchmark Hotel® located on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas, made the announcement.

"It is a pleasure to welcome Adam to Benchmark Hospitality at Hotel Contessa," said Mr. Utley.  "He comes to us with a great deal of restaurant management, operations and training experience, which will be vital in running an effective food and beverage program.  We are thrilled he is part of our team."

Prior to joining Hotel Contessa, Adam Montalvo was the director of food and beverage for the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, a boutique hotel also located on San Antonio's legendary Riverwalk.  Mr. Montalvo has previously held similar management positions for other properties in San Antonio as well as in South Beach and Miami Beach, Florida.

Adam Montalvo is currently working on his bachelor's degree in hospitality management from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.  He resides in San Antonio.

About Hotel Contessa

Nestled in the heart of downtown San Antonio on the banks of the famed River Walk, the AAA Four Diamond Hotel Contessa reflects the rich heritage of 20th century Spain, embracing its unique architecture, hospitality and cuisine.  The 12-story hotel features 265 luxurious suites, 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a Woodhouse Day Spa, fitness center and a heated, outdoor rooftop swimming pool.  Its signature, award-winning restaurant, Las Ramblas, features authentic Spanish Mediterranean cuisine, while the hip Cork Bar offers an array of signature, hand-crafted cocktails and scenic outdoor patio overlooking the River Walk.  Hotel Contessa was also ranked by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the 'Top 100 Hotels in the World' on the publication's coveted Gold List for 2012.  Hotel Contessa is managed by Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® and is located at 306 W. Market Street.  For reservations and information visit or call 866-435-0900.  To become a fan on Facebook visit or follow on Twitter at

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.  To become a fan on Facebook, visit, or follow us on Twitter at

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