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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Mike VanDuzer Director
of Facilities for Cheyenne Mountain Resort
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, October 2006 … Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Mike VanDuzer  to the position of director of facilities for Cheyenne Mountain Resort of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Laura Neumann, vice president and general manager, made the announcement.

“It is my extreme pleasure to welcome Mike to Cheyenne Mountain Resort,” said Ms. Neumann.  “He is a rising star within Benchmark with nearly 13 years of exemplary property-based and field support experience in multiple locations.  He is a wonderful addition to our executive team.”

Mr. VanDuzer was previously director of facilities for Benchmark's east coast flagship property, Lansdowne Resort, located near Leesburg, Virginia.  While at Lansdowne, VanDuzer rapidly  progressed from duty engineer, to assistant chief engineer, and then to the executive position of director of facilities, overseeing a staff of 16 professionals. 

Prior to this, Mr. VanDuzer was employed as an engineer at The Resort at Squaw Creek of Lake Tahoe, California, which was operated by Benchmark Hospitality at the time.  Early in his career he was employed by his family's heating and cooling business in New York.

Mike VanDuzer has an Associates Degree in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Electrical Control Wiring from the State University of New York at Delhi. He is certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in pool operation, refrigeration transition and recovery, and waste water management.  He and his family reside in Colorado Springs.

Set on 217 lush acres, Cheyenne Mountain Resort captures the rugged charm of the Rockies with design elements of native moss rock, massive beams, rough-sawn siding and cedar shakes.  The resort features 316 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, each with a private balcony with mountain and golf course views; two restaurants, a lounge and a pub; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; a championship Pete Dye-designed golf course; five swimming pools; 18 tennis courts, squash and racquetball courts as well as a pro shop; Health & Fitness Center; Aquatics Center, and a 35-acre recreation lake where guests enjoy sailboards, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, volleyball on a sand beach, and catch-and-release fly fishing (the lake is stocked with big German Browns and rainbow trout).  For more information on Cheyenne Mountain Resort, contact  719-538-4000 or toll-free 800-428-8886 or visit  Benchmark Hospitality International operates Cheyenne Mountain 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 Marc Reydams Director of Operations for Cheyenne Mountain Resort / September 2006

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