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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, August 19, 2014 - Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has appointed Rubin Sabater director of operations for ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa, a Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels® property located in Miami Beach.  Rikki Boparai, general manager for Benchmark Hospitality at the resort and managing director for the Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels of Florida, made the announcement. 

"It is with the greatest pleasure that I congratulate Rubin on his new position with our resort and Benchmark Hospitality," said Mr. Boparai.  "With this he assumes responsibility and ownership for the total guest experience here at ONE Bal Harbour, leading the day-to-day operations of our spectacular oceanside resort.  This is a well-deserved promotion!"

In his new role as director of operations, Ruben Sabater will oversee ONE Bal Harbour's Engineering Security, Housekeeping, and Front Office departments.  He originally joined the resort in 2012, serving as director of facilities.  Mr. Sabater was remarkably successful in this role, reorganizing and strengthening the resort's Engineering team, and implementing initiatives that had a transformative effect on the property.  

Prior to joining Benchmark at ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa, Mr. Sabater held leadership roles with the Mandarin Oriental Miami as well as the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Tower.  He brings this wealth of experience and knowledge to his new role at ONE Bal Harbour.  Mr. Sabater resides in Miami.

About Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels®

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Contact: Ken Ellens - Ken Ellens Communications / 201-758-2864

Contact: Rebecca Kollaras - Regional Director of Public Relations, Benchmark Hospitality International, FL Collection / 305-754-5949 direct or 305-439-5314 mobile

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