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 Benchmark Appoints Nicole Ferrer Director of Sales & Marketing
 for Danfords on the Sound
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 2006 - Benchmark Hospitality International has formally announced the appointment of Nicole Ferrer as director of sales & marketing for the 86-guestroom Danfords on the Sound, located in Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York. Stewart Weiner, general manager, made the announcement.  This represents a reappointment for Ms. Ferrer, who for four years held the same role at the property when it was under previous management.  

"Nicole is a first-rate hospitality professional and has done a superb job in her role as director of sales & marketing," stated Mr. Weiner.  "This reappointment is well deserved and I'm thrilled she is part of our executive team here at Danfords on the Sound!"

Nicole Ferrer has been an active member of the sales department at Danfords on the Sound since 1998, previously serving as catering sales manager before being promoted to director of sales & marketing.  During her tenure at the property, she has been the recipient of numerous awards under the previous management company, including Director of Sales & Marketing of the Year in 2004, the Andy Pucciarelli Director of Sales & Marketing Award for 2004, the Director of Sales & Marketing Achievement Award in 2002, and the Sales Associate of the Year Award for 2000.
Prior to joining Danfords on the Sound, Ferrer was corporate catering sales manager for the Holiday Inn of Ronkonkoma, New York.  Before this she served in the role of banquet manager for Tara Ferncroft Resort, located in Danvers, Massachusetts.  She began her career as assistant restaurant manager and serving in the banquets department for the Huntington Hilton of Melville, New York.
Ms. Ferrer is a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology, located in Westbury, New York.  She is a member of the Long Island Visitors and Convention Bureau, the Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce and is listed in Who's Who in Marketing, Long Island Business News.  She and her family reside in Jefferson Station, New York.

Danfords on the Sound is situated in the heart of historic Port Jefferson, New York, on Long Island Sound.  Just one hour from Manhattan and with direct ferry access to Bridgeport, Connecticut, the elegant property features 86 guestrooms and suites, 25-East American Bistro restaurant with seasonal alfresco dining, and the Aqua nightclub.  The property's original building dates to the early 1800s and was converted into a lodge in 1986.  Danfords on the Sound exudes a New England-style ambiance and is accented with exquisite antiques and accessories. Ten meeting and banquet rooms are available for corporate and social gatherings, accommodate up to 200 guests, and offer the most current meeting technology.  Complimentary WiFi access is available to guests. The adjacent marina provides 75 slips and accommodates yachts up to 160 feet in length.  For more information, visit 

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 Stewart Weiner GM for Danfords on the Sound, Area Manager for Montauk Yacht Club & Marina / January 2006
Benchmark Hospitality Assumes Management of Two Historic Long Island Properties - Danfords on the Sound and Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina / December 2005


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