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Benchmark Appoints Charles Nehme General Manager of The Northland Inn,
an Executive Conference Center near Minneapolis
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 18, 2006 - Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Charles Nehme general manager of The Northland Inn, a hotel and executive conference center located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, near Minneapolis.  Tom O'Shea, senior vice president for Benchmark, made the announcement.
"We are fortunate to have Charles at the helm at The Northland Inn Executive Conference Center," said Mr. O'Shea.  "His breadth of experience and commitment to quality are truly exemplary."
Mr. Nehme is a veteran of hospitality, having invested 30 years in positions of increasing  responsibility within the industry.   Before joining Benchmark, Nehme was the president of a small hotel management company based in Texas, where he was involved in the development and management of several hotels. 
Prior to this position, Mr. Nehme was regional vice president of operations with Signet Hotel Corporation, where he oversaw the financial performance of eight hotel & resort properties. Nehme has also led teams in renovating and opening a variety of hotels.
Charles Nehme began his hospitality career with Marriott Hotels & Resorts and held management positions in Miami, Los Angeles, New York (Essex House), Philadelphia and Atlanta.  He has also served as managing director of resort properties, including Carmel Highland Golf & Tennis Resort of San Diego and the Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire.  
Mr. Nehme is a Certified Hotel Administrator, a designation he earned from the American Hotel & Lodging Association.  He was born and raised in Lebanon, and immigrated to the United States as a young man.  
The Northland Inn is a 231-guest-suite full service hotel located just minutes from downtown Minneapolis. The property features America's Harvest Restaurant serving regional American cuisine and complete catering services for groups.   The outstanding facilities, together with a 33,000-square-foot conference center, 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 Appoints Sheryl Sorem Director of Sales For The Northland Inn / August 2006
Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Fred Julius as General Manager for The Northland Inn in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota / February 2004
Roy Young Appointed General Manager for The Northland Inn, a 231 Guest Suites Property in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota / Feb 2003

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