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 Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Brenda Sorley as
Financial Controller for French Lick Resort Casino
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 27, 2006 - Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Brenda Sorley as financial controller for French Lick Resort Casino, a $382 million historic restoration and casino development project located in French Lick, Indiana.  Scott Spurlock, general manager, made the announcement.
"It gives me great pleasure to welcome Brenda to our strategic leadership team," said Mr. Spurlock. "She brings a wealth of financial expertise to her new role and we look forward to her leadership as financial controller of French Lick Resort Casino."
A certified public accountant, Ms. Sorley was most recently finance and business control manager for Tetra Pak, a global packaging company based in Lund, Sweden.  
Prior to joining Tetra Pak, Sorley worked as a certified public accountant within the auto manufacturing, real estate and public accounting industries.  She has significant financial accounting and reporting experience, including Securities and Exchange Commission compliance, in addition to departmental operations experience.  
Ms. Sorley is a 1990 Magna Cum Laude graduate of University of Indianapolis.  She resides in Greenwood, Indiana.
The French Lick Resort Casino is a $382 million historic restoration and casino development project that includes the French Lick Springs Hotel, the new French Lick Casino (both opening November 2006) and the West Baden Springs Hotel (opening Spring 2007).  When complete, this premier resort and casino destination will feature 684 guest rooms and suites; an 84,000-square-foot casino with a 42,000-square-foot, single-level gaming floor; 45 holes of golf, including the fully restored 1920-designed Donald Ross Course and a new, 18-hole Pete Dye course; two full-service spas with a combined 36 treatment rooms totaling 41,000 square feet; and an array of dining and entertainment options. More information is available at  Benchmark Hospitality International operates the French Lick Resort Casino.
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 Four Executives to the Senior Leadership Team at the French Lick Springs Resort and Casino / August 2005
French Lick Springs Resort & Casino Retains Employees at 100 % of Compensation & Benefits During Year-long Suspension of Operations for Restoration and New Construction / May 2006


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