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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Jeff Wardlaw
Director of Rooms for Eaglewood Resort


The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 2006 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the promotion of Jeff Wardlaw to director of rooms for Eaglewood Resort, located in Itasca, Illinois, near Chicago.   Greg Parsons, general manager for Benchmark at the resort, made the announcement.
"Jeff has contributed significantly to the rooms department and throughout the property since joining Eaglewood Resort just over a year ago," said Mr. Parsons. "We look forward to his continued active involvement and contributions."
Mr. Wardlaw was previously front office manager for Benchmark at Eaglewood Resort, a position he held since 2005.   Wardlaw originally joined the Benchmark organization as front office manager for Chaminade of Santa Cruz, California, where he was instrumental in the property achieving Four Diamond status for three consecutive years.
During his tenure with the Benchmark, Wardlaw assumed additional responsibilities by serving on special Task Forces for Lansdowne Resort located near Leesburg, Virginia; The Georgian Terrace Hotel of Atlanta, which was operated by Benchmark at the time; Hotel Contessa of San Antonio; and Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center, located in Glen Cove, New York.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Wardlaw held front office positions for Skamania Lodge of Stevenson, Washington, and The Lakeway Inn of Austin, Texas.  He attended Southwest Texas State University.  Wardlaw resides in Itasca, Illinois.

Eaglewood Resort & Spa is located at 1401 Nordic Road, in Itasca, Illinois.  An upscale resort, the property features 295 spacious guestrooms and suites, first-class recreation including an 18-hole championship golf course, as well as 38,000 square feet of IACC-certified meeting space and a complete health spa. The Eaglewood Resort & Spa is strategically located on 106 acres in northwest suburban Chicago, just 35 miles from downtown Chicago, and 12 miles west of O'Hare International Airport.  To experience the golf course, call Eaglewood Resort & Spa at 630-773-1400, toll free at 877-285-6150, or visit  Benchmark Hospitality International operates Eaglewood Golf Course.

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: Greg Parsons Appointed General Manager of Eaglewood Resort & Spa / January 2005
Benchmark Hospitality Completes Renovation of Classic Golf Course at Chicago-area Eaglewood Resort & Spa; Circa 1928 Charles Maddox-design Course / June 2006

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