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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Michelle E. Moore Director of
Human Resources for The Founders Inn, Virginia Beach, Virginia
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2007 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Michelle Moore as director of human resources for The Founders Inn of Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Ellen Ruane, general manager, made the announcement.
"It is with pleasure that I welcome Michelle to The Founders Inn," said Ms. Ruane.  "She comes to us with experience gained at leading hotel brands and with a specialty in training and planning.  She will be a tremendous asset to our property."
Michelle Moore was previously corporate director of human resources for Hercules Real Estate Services, a real estate and development company located in Virginia Beach with properties in six states.  In this position, she oversaw the human resources function for 40 properties.
Ms. Moore also invested four years as director of human resources for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, based at the DoubleTree Hotel in Virginia Beach.  Additionally, she served previously as executive assistant and human resources coordinator for the Omni Waterside and Sheraton Waterside Hotel, Norfolk, Virginia.  
Michelle Moore is a graduate of Commonwealth College, located in Virginia Beach, with a degree in Business Administration.  She has achieved the Professional Human Resources designation and Fair Housing Certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  
She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management and the Hampton Roads Society of Human Resources Management.  Ms. Moore actively volunteers her time with Junior Achievement and the March of Dimes.  She resides in Virginia Beach.
Boasting old-world charm accented by beautiful furnishings and antiques, The Founders Inn provides the appeal and warmth of a country inn with fine amenities and award-winning cuisine.  The Inn's 240 guestrooms and suites include wireless Internet access, generous workspace and views of 26 landscaped acres.  Select rooms include gas fireplaces, and views of the lake and English gardens.  The Founders Inn is located at 5641 Indian River Road in Virginia Beach near exit 286B of I-264 East.  For reservations and additional information, please call 800-926-4466 or visit   Benchmark Hospitality International operates The Founders 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 
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax


Also See: Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Ellen Ruane-Johnson General Manager of The Founders Inn / April 2006

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