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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Dan Ano Director
of Club Operations for Naples Bay Resort
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 2007 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Dan Ano as director of club operations for Naples Bay Resort, located in Naples Florida,  Roy Young, managing director, made the announcement.
"It is a pleasure to welcome Dan to Benchmark Hospitality at Naples Bay Resort," stated Mr. Young.  "His experience at first rate clubs will serve our resort well and we look forward to his leadership with the day-to-day operations of The Club."
Mr. Ano was previously the food & beverage director for the Naples National Golf Club of Naples, Florida, responsible for both food & beverage and golf operations.  Prior to this he held the same position for Hunters Ridge Golf & Country Club of Bonita Springs, Florida, and the Bay Colony Beach Club of Naples.  He began his hospitality career as food & beverage manager for the Ritz Carlton Hotel, also of Naples.

Dan Ano is a native of Syracuse, New York.  He attended Morrisville State University, located in Morrisville, New York, where he majored in Business Administration and Accounting.  He and his family have relocated to Naples.
About Naples Bay Resort
Upon opening in November of 2007, Naples Bay Resort ( will be a Four Star, 193-key destination resort.  The property will feature an 85-key hotel with 65 condominium suites, 108 spacious resort cottages, and a contemporary gourmet restaurant and bar offering magnificent views of the bay.  Thirty townhomes and flats will round out the residential mix at the resort.   The property will provide 2,500 square feet of comprehensive meeting and special event space serviced by Benchmark's signature Conference Concierge.  Recreationally, Naples Bay will feature a 97-slip marina, comprehensive fitness facilities with a Pilates Studio, an international tennis center and a masterfully designed, foliage-laden resort pool complex with a meandering lazy river pool, lap pool, children's pool, expansive sundeck and poolside cabanas.  Championship golf will be available nearby at several well-known golf courses.   Adding to the resort experience will be a retail promenade, located adjacent to the marina.  Featured in this space will be boutique specialty retail, entertainment and casual dining opportunities.  The resort will offer The Yacht Club and Captain's Lounge, as well as an amenity-rich residents' club, The Club at Naples Bay Resort, with a specially-designed clubhouse and up to 750 members.  The two clubs will be private.  Both members and resort guests will have access to Keewaydin Island (subject to final regulatory approval), a private barrier island featuring a beach club.  Benchmark Hospitality International will operate the 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  


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


Also See: Benchmark Hospitality Selected to Manage the Naples Bay Resort, a Four Star Mixed-use Destination Resort Being Constructed in Naples, Florida / June 2006



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