Benchmark Hospitality Appoints
Dan Ano Director
of Club Operations for Naples Bay
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 (www.naplesbayresort.com) 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