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 Benchmark Appoints Donna Miklich Director of Human Resources
for Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, June 9, 2006 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Donna Miklich as director of human resources at the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center, located in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York.  Sean McLaughlin, Benchmark's general manager for the property, made the announcement.

"We are extremely pleased to have Donna as our director of human resources," said Mr. McLaughlin.  "Her passion, professional skills and impressive track record will serve our human resources efforts at the Glen Cove Mansion extremely well and we welcome her."

Donna Miklich was previously assistant director of human resources at the landmark New York hotel, The Essex House, located in Manhattan.  She brings to her new position expertise gained at this signature property in recruitment, benefits administration, labor relations and facility management.  In 2004, she was named the Essex House Manager of the Year.

Ms. Miklich worked for eight years for Starwood Hotels, Inc., as director of human resources at the Sheraton JFK Hotel, as human resources manager for the Sheraton Hotel of New York and as housekeeping manager for the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers.  During this period, she was selected as a master trainer by Starwood to launch guest service pilot programs at the New York City hotels and as guest service contingency trainer for the Sheraton Providence Hotel in Rhode Island.  

Miklich attended St. John's University of Queens, New York, where she studied Business Administration. She is a graduate of Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York, with an Associates of Science degree in Business Administration.  She is an accredited Dale Carnegie graduate and has been awarded their Special Achievement Award.  Miklich resides in North Babylon, New York.

The award-winning Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center is situated on 55 secluded and landscaped acres on Long Island's historic Gold Coast, 30 minutes from New York City, JFK International and LaGuardia Airports.  The spacious Georgian-style mansion features stunning vistas of Long Island Sound and was once part of a prestigious collection of gracious country estates, later becoming one of the nation's first dedicated conference center hotels.  Today the elegant property features 196 richly appointed guestrooms, including four suites, the Garden Room Restaurant with magnificent views of the terraces, a large and comfortable pub, private dining rooms ideal for social and corporate occasions, as well as vast outdoor reception areas overlooking the mansion's Gilded Age gardens.  The property offers 25,000 square feet of event and meeting space, with 27 dedicated conference rooms accommodating from 10 to 280 guests, advanced meeting technology, an executive business center and conference concierge services.  Wireless Internet access is available throughout. Also provided are complete fitness and recreational facilities, including a sauna, steam and massage rooms, indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, garden swimming pool, racquetball courts, bowling alley, lighted tennis courts, jogging trail and a sports field.  Golf is available nearby.  Ideal for executive retreats, corporate meetings and social gatherings, the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center is masterfully designed to integrate gracious accommodations, superb cuisine and attentive service with contemporary comforts and the latest technology.  For more information on the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center, visit  Benchmark Hospitality International operates the property.

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


Benchmark Hospitality International
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas    

Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax

Also See: Benchmark Appoints Keith Battaglia Director of Sales & Marketing For Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center / May 2006
Benchmark Appoints Sean McLaughlin General Manager of Glen Cove Mansion & Conference Center / February 2006

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