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 Danny Watts Named Director of Operations for
Stonewall Resort in Weston, West Virginia

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 6, 2006 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the promotion of Danny Watts to director of operations for Stonewall Resort, the Four Diamond property located in Weston, West Virginia. Ken Jesina, general manager for the resort, made the announcement.
"I am so pleased to announce the promotion of Danny Watts," said Mr. Jesina.  "With tremendous drive and great attention to detail, he has been instrumental in the success of Stonewall Resort since opening.  This is truly a well deserved promotion for him." 
Mr. Watts was previously director of rooms and revenue manager for Stonewall Resort, positions he held with great skill and exemplary performance.  Prior to this he served as Stonewall Resort's front office manager.  Watts originally joined Stonewall Resort in 2002 as one of the first professionals hired by Benchmark Hospitality while the resort was preparing to open.
Prior to joining Benchmark, Mr. Watts held the position of restaurant manager and wine consultant for Meriwether's Market Restaurant of Lynchburg, Virginia.  He served previously as wine sales representative for Sims Wholesale and general manager of Crown Sterling's Niblick Division.  
Stonewall Resort ( is a 208-guestroom property with a lakeside lodge and lakeside cottages, a conference center, restaurants, complete fitness center and swimming pool, spa and an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course.  The resort is located at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park near Roanoke, West Virginia.   Stonewall Resort is a joint private/public development between McCabe-Henley-Durbin and the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.  Benchmark Hospitality International operates Stonewall Resort.
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 Heath Carter Director of Sales & Marketing for Stonewall Resort Near Weston, West Virginia / May 2006
Benchmark Opens the Stonewall Resort, A Joint Private/public Development in Weston, West Virginia / Oct 2002

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