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 Benchmark Appoints Floyd R. Hunter, Jr. General Manager
at Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, February 13, 2007 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Floyd R. Hunter, Jr. as general manager for Stonewall Resort, a 208-guestroom property with a lakeside lodge and cottages on 2000 acres in Roanoke, West Virginia.  Bill Upshaw, vice president, made the announcement. 
"It is with great pleasure that I welcome Floyd to Benchmark Hospitality at Stonewall Resort," said Mr. Upshaw.  "He brings an abundance of hospitality skill and experience to his new role and it's exciting to have him on our management team."
Mr. Hunter comes to Benchmark Hospitality with three decades of executive level experience in a variety of markets.  Prior to joining the company, he was president, COO and general manager for the Buck Hill Falls Company of Buck Hill Falls, Pennsylvania, a large upscale private resort situated on 5000 acres.  Previous to this he was president and COO of Hunter Associates, a hospitality management and consulting company.
Hunter has served as general manager of both the Governor Carver Motor Inn and the Governor Bradford Motor Inn, located in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  He was assistant general manager for the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort of North Conway, New Hampshire.  Hunter also invested a portion of his career as business and operations manager of the prestigious Mountain View House, located in Whitefield, New Hampshire.
His initial entry into the hospitality industry was as assistant general manager and eventually interim general manager for the Waumbek Inn and Country Club of Jefferson, New Hampshire.   Mr. Hunter launched his professional life building and operating a family business, together with his wife Carolee.
Floyd R. Hunter, Jr. is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, located in Hamden, Connecticut, with a Bachelors degree in management and marketing.  He achieved his Certified Hotel Administrator designation from the Education Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, located in East Lansing, Michigan.  He and his family are relocating to Roanoke, West Virginia. 
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 Web site at

Benchmark Hospitality International
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas

Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax

Also See: Benchmark Appoints Ken Jesina General Manager of Stonewall Resort, Weston, West Virginia / February 2005
Benchmark Opens the Stonewall Resort, A Joint Private/public Development in Weston, West Virginia / Oct 2002

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