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Benchmark Appoints Jean Ascher Controller for The Northland Inn, 
an Executive Conference Center near Minneapolis
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 20, 2006 - Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Jean Ascher controller of The Northland Inn, a hotel and executive conference center located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, near Minneapolis.  Charles Nehme, CHA, general manager, made the announcement.

"It is with sincere pleasure that I welcome Jean to Benchmark Hospitality at The Northland Inn," said Mr. Nehme.  "She is a seasoned hospitality executive with many years of experience in hospitality finance and in the Minneapolis market.  We look forward to her leadership at the property."

Jean Ascher brings extensive expertise in financial accounting to her new role.  She has held the title of controller for a variety of hotels, country clubs and conference centers throughout her distinguished career. 

Ms. Ascher served in controller positions for HMC Property Management of Edina, Minnesota, and the Camberley Brown Hotels of Louisville, Kentucky.  She was employed by InterContinental Hotels for over a decade, serving as controller for properties in Minneapolis, Toronto, New Orleans and Cleveland.  She also served as the opening controller for Scanticon Hotel and Conference Center in Plymouth, Minnesota, operated by Scanticon International of Princeton, New Jersey.  Jean Ascher attended the University of Minnesota.  She resides in Minneapolis. 

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 Charles Nehme General Manager of The Northland Inn, an Executive Conference Center near Minneapolis / September 2006
Tom Barker Named General Manager for The Northland Inn in Minneapolis, Minnesota / Feb 2001

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