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 Benchmark Appoints Dan Santiago General Manager at
North Maple Inn, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 25, 2006 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Dan Santiago to the position of general manager for the Four Diamond North Maple Inn of Basking Ridge, New Jersey.  Ellen Sinclair, vice president, made the announcement.

"It is with great pleasure that I announce the promotion of Dan to general manager for Benchmark Hospitality at North Maple Inn," stated Ms. Sinclair.  "He is a proven leader, knows the property intimately, and has been an important part of its success over the years.  We congratulate him on his new role!"

Mr. Santiago was previously Benchmark's controller for North Maple Inn, a position he held since 1989.  While controller, Santiago strategically managed the transition process with property ownership changes and led his department with distinct professionalism.  Prior to this, Santiago was assistant controller at The Forrestal of Princeton, New Jersey, a hotel and conference center that Benchmark repositioned and operated at the time. 

Dan Santiago has also been called upon by Benchmark to serve on multiple special task forces during property transitions and openings, helping ensure the company's culture and systems were implemented and supported at each new location. 

Earlier in his career, Santiago served as accounting manager for the landmark New York Palace Hotel, located in Midtown Manhattan.  He also worked at The Doral Inn (now W New York) in positions of increasing responsibility. 

Mr. Santiago and his family reside in Lambertville, New Jersey.

North Maple Inn at Basking Ridge (, a Four Diamond property, offers 171 well-appointed guestrooms with 16 spacious suites; 20,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space with 25 conference rooms, including an 84-seat tiered amphitheater; and comprehensive meeting support services. The hotel also offers Coasters, a casual lounge; Cuisine, a restaurant serving eclectic American fare in an open-hearth kitchen; and an elegant ballroom. North Maple Inn provides complete fitness and recreation facilities for hotel and conference guests. The property is one of the finest hotels in New Jersey.  Benchmark Hospitality International operates North Maple 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 Appoints Michael J. Taylor General Manager for The Heldrich, a New $110 million Mixed Use Property in New Brunswick, New Jersey / March 2006
Benchmark Hospitality Launches Chairman's Award of Excellence; Inaugural Award presented to Mario Herrera, North Maple Inn, Basking Ridge, NJ / February 2006


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