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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Susan Schmittfranz Director of Food
& Beverage for The Northland Inn, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2007 - Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Susan Schmittfranz director of food & beverage for The Northland Inn, a hotel and executive conference center located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, near Minneapolis.  Charles Nehme, general manager, made the announcement.
"I am so pleased to announce the promotion of Susan," said Mr. Nehme.  "She has been a superb addition to our food & beverage team and will provide strong leadership to this important department at The Northland Inn."
Ms. Schmittfranz was previously the assistant food & beverage director for The Northland Inn, a position she assumed in June 2006.  Since then, she has instituted policies, procedures and applied controls that have positively impacted the food & beverage operations of the property in a significant way.  
Prior to joining Benchmark Hospitality, Schmittfranz was assistant general manager for the Grand Rios Hotel and Indoor Water Park of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.  She has also served as director of food & beverage for the Grand Hotel of Minneapolis.
Ms. Schmittfranz graduated from Chippewa Valley Technical College of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and an emphasis in food & beverage management.  She resides in Eagan, Minnesota.
The Northland Inn is a 231 guest suite, full service hotel located just minutes from downtown Minneapolis. The property features America's Harvest Restaurant serving regional American cuisine and complete catering services for groups.   The outstanding facilities, together with a 33,000-square-foot conference center, combined with superior service and attention to detail, have made The Northland Inn a consistent industry leader.   For more information on The Northland Inn, visit  Benchmark Hospitality International operates The Northland 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 Appoints Charles Nehme General Manager of The Northland Inn, an Executive Conference Center near Minneapolis / September 2006
Benchmark Appoints Sheryl Sorem Director of Sales For The Northland Inn / August 2006


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