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Benchmark Appoints Marcia Abel as Director of Human Resources
for The Northland Inn, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, June 23, 2006 - Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Marcia Abel as director of human resources for The Northland Inn, located near Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Charles Nehme, general manager, made the announcement.
"It is my great pleasure to welcome Marcia to The Northland Inn, said Mr. Nehme.  "She brings significant experience in our market and in the industry to her new role and we look forward to her leadership in the human resources function at the hotel."
Ms. Abel brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in human resources to her new role.   She has a strong decade-long background in employee training in customer service, safety and successful management skills, and is bilingual.
Abel was previously director of operational support for the Doubletree Guest Suites of Minneapolis.  She also served for six years at the property as director of human resources.  Prior to joining the hospitality industry, Ms. Abel held positions of increasing responsibility within the apparel industry.
Marcia Abel is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts.  She is an active member of the Twin Cities Hospitality Personnel Association and has served as the organization's treasurer.  Ms. Abel is a founding member, past president and former board member of Friends of FANA - Minnesota, an organization of adoptive families.  She and her family reside in New Brighten, Minnesota.
The Northland Inn is a 231-guest-suite luxury hotel located just minutes from downtown Minneapolis. The property features a fine dining room for private parties, as well as public casual dining in America's Harvest.  The outstanding facilities, together with a conference center and an on-site fitness center and indoor pool, combined with superior service and attention to detail, have made The Northland Inn a consistent industry leader.   For more information on The Northland Inn, visit  Benchmark Hospitality International operates The Northland Inn.

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 Hospitality International Appoints Diane E. Barr Director of Training / June 2006
Benchmark Appoints Donna Miklich Director of Human Resources for Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center / June 006

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