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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Awilda Nevarez Director
of Human Resources for North Maple Inn, 
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, January 2007 ... Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Awilda Nevarez as director of human resources for North Maple Inn, an award-winning 171-guestroom property located in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.  Dan Santiago, general manager, made the announcement.

"I am so pleased to welcome Awilda to Benchmark at North Maple Inn," said Mr. Santiago.  "She brings vast experience in human resource leadership and systems to her position, in addition to an infectious enthusiasm for her profession."

Awilda Nevarez was previously director of human resources for Hospitality Asset Management Company of State College, Pennsylvania.  In this role, she oversaw the human resource function of multiple properties and developed innovative systems and recruitment strategies for the company. 

Ms. Nevarez served the Benchmark organization previously as assistant director of human resources for the company's east coast flagship, Lansdowne Resort, located near Leesburg, Virginia.   Nevarez was also human resources and payroll director for the Days Inn Penn State, State College, Pennsylvania. 

Prior to joining the hospitality industry, Awilda Nevarez served as personnel and office manager for the Manhattan Center for Early Learning.  She began her career as personnel and office manager for the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.

Awilda Nevarez has a degree in business administration from Monroe College of Bronx, New York.  She is certified in the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People program and is an Advanced Human Resource Generalist from the Society of Human Resource Management.  She and her family reside in Bushkill, Pennsylvania.

North Maple Inn at Basking Ridge (, a Four Diamond property, offers 171 well-appointed guestrooms with 16 spacious suites; 20,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space with 25 conference rooms, including an 84-seat tiered amphitheater; and comprehensive meeting support services. The hotel also offers Coasters, a casual lounge; Cuisine, a restaurant serving eclectic American fare in an open-hearth kitchen; and an elegant ballroom. North Maple Inn provides complete fitness and recreation facilities for hotel and conference guests. The property is one of the finest hotels in New Jersey.  Benchmark Hospitality International operates North Maple 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 



Also See: Barbara Minch Appointed Director of Human Resources for The Heldrich, New Brunswick, New Jersey / January 2007
Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Janet Thiel Director of Benefits / December 2006


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