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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Chris Steffich Director of Food & Beverage
for Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2007 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Chris Steffich as director of food & beverage for Stonewall Resort, located in Roanoke, West Virginia.  Floyd R. Hunter, Jr., Benchmark's general manager at the resort, made the announcement.

"It gives me great pleasure to announce Chris' appointment," said Mr. Hunter.  "He brings a solid record of success to his new role and we look forward to his active leadership of the food & beverage department at Stonewall Resort."

Chris Steffich comes to his new position with a history of success in establishing innovative programs, spotting food & beverage trends, and implementing a culinary program that consistently delivers high ratings among customers. 

In his previous position as assistant director of food and beverage at Benchmark's Eaglewood Resort, he was instrumental in developing new standards for all areas of the department, along with supporting training curricula.  While holding fast on costs, he and the department actively grew revenues and launched new products in the restaurant and catering. 

One of the signs of a leader is being respected and admired by fellow team members.  On Associate Opinion Surveys, Mr. Steffich received scores of 92 percent and above for each year he served as assistant director of food & beverage. 

Steffich's first position with Benchmark Hospitality was as night manager for Stonewall Resort, and so his new appointment returns him to West Virginia.  He originally began his hospitality career as team leader for ESPN Zone Restaurants of Washington, DC.

Mr. Steffich attended West Virginia University at Morgantown and Fairmont State University of Fairmont, West Virginia.  He and his family reside in Clarksburg, 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 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 Floyd R. Hunter, Jr. General Manager at Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia / February 2007

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