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Matthew T. Hoffmann Appointed General Manager
for The Council House and Wingspread
in Racine, Wisconsin


RACINE, WISCONSIN, March 2005 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Matthew T. Hoffmann as general manager for The Council House, an exclusive international conference center for SC Johnson, a Family Company, and Wingspread, a private conference center for the Johnson Foundation.  Both properties are located in Racine.  Ellen Sinclair, vice president for Benchmark Hospitality, made the announcement.

Mr. Hoffmann was previously director of operations for The Council House and Wingspread.  In this position, he led the Food & Beverage, Conference Services and Front Office departments in delivering exemplary service to guests of the conference center and hospitality facilities. 

Wingspread was originally the residence of Herbert F. Johnson.  The building was designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is considered one of his masterpieces.

Matt Hoffmann began his career with Benchmark Hospitality eight years ago as front office manager for The Council House.  He was subsequently promoted to conference planning manager and then to director of conference services.  In 2001, Hoffmann facilitated the opening of the new Guest House at Wingspread. 

Prior to joining Benchmark, Mr. Hoffmann served as front office supervisor and later front office manager for the Racine Marriott Hotel.  He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Benchmark Hospitality International, an independent hospitality management company based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, operates resorts, conference centers and hotels both domestically and internationally.  For locations of Benchmark Hospitality properties and for additional information, visit Benchmark's Website at


The Woodlands (Houston), Texas

Ken Ellens
(201) 758-2864 / (201) 758-2865-Fax

Also See: Benchmark Hospitality Assumes Management of Historic Berry Hill Plantation Resort, William H. Carder Appointed General Manager / February 2005
Benchmark Appoints Ken Jesina General Manager of Stonewall Resort, Weston, West Virginia / January 2005

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