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Benchmark Appoints Heather Cunha Director of
Human Resources for Chaminade Resort
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, June 2, 2006 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Heather Cunha as director of human resources for Chaminade, the resort located in Santa Cruz, California, overlooking Monterey Bay.  Davide Barnes, general manager, made the announcement.
"I am so pleased to welcome Heather to Benchmark Hospitality at Chaminade," said Mr. Barnes.  "She brings nearly a decade of professional experience in the Monterey area to her new role and we look forward to her being a dynamic part of our executive team."
Previously, Heather Cunhu was director of human resources for the Embassy Suites Hotel in Seaside, California.  She has also held leadership positions in human resources for the Peninsula Hotel Group at Quail Lodge of Carmel, California, and the Hilton Monterey.  
Exercising her entrepreneurial skills, Ms. Cunhu owned and operated a human resource consulting firm earlier in her career.  She is a graduate of California State University at Monterey Bay with a degree in Human Communications.  She resides in Monterey.
Chaminade, a Full Service Conference Resort,, offers world-class hospitality on the California Coast. Built high on a bluff, the mission-style luxury resort commands a panoramic view of the Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Chaminade's superior location offers a sense of peaceful seclusion only minutes from world-renowned golf, beaches and downtown Santa Cruz. The remarkable setting combined with the renowned quality and personalized service of Benchmark Hospitality International keeps guests coming back time and time again. At Chaminade, our goal is to exceed the expectations of guests during their stay at one of the finest conference resorts in the Bay Area.  Benchmark Hospitality International operates Chaminade.

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: LaSalle Hotel Properties Acquires Chaminade; Benchmark Hospitality Named Manager of Resort & Conference Center in Santa Cruz / November 2004
Jo Kenzel Named Director of Employee Relations and Recruitment for Benchmark Hospitality / March 2004

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