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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Jeff Bloom General Manager
for Chaminade of Santa Cruz
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 2, 2007 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Jeff Bloom as general manager for Chaminade of Santa Cruz, California.  Tom O'Shea, vice president, made the announcement. 

"I am very pleased to welcome Jeff to Benchmark Hospitality at Chaminade," said Mr. O'Shea.  "He comes to the property with over two decades of hospitality leadership experience, a portion of which was spent in California."

A seasoned hotelier, Jeff Bloom was director of sales and marketing for The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, prior to his new appointment.  Previous to this he served in the same role for Lake Arrowhead Resort of Lake Arrowhead, California.

Mr. Bloom has held the title of regional director of sales and marketing for Philadelphia-based GF Management, where he was responsible for overseeing ten properties.  He also previously served as general manager for the upscale Doubletree Hotel of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  When employed with Interstate Hotels Corporation, Bloom held a variety of positions, including director of operations at Marriott's Indian River Plantation in Hutchinson Island, Florida. 

"I look forward to leading the great team at Chaminade" said Mr. Bloom. "Santa Cruz is a fantastic place to live and work I am very excited about doing both!"

Chaminade, a Full Service Conference Resort,, offers world-class hospitality on the California Coast. Built high on a bluff, the mission-style luxury resort commands a panoramic view of the Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Chaminade's superior location offers a sense of peaceful seclusion only minutes from world-renowned golf, beaches and downtown Santa Cruz. The remarkable setting combined with the renowned quality and personalized service of Benchmark Hospitality International keeps guests coming back time and time again. At Chaminade, our goal is to exceed the expectations of guests during their stay at one of the finest conference resorts in the Bay Area. 

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: LaSalle Hotel Properties Acquires Chaminade; Benchmark Hospitality Named Manager of Resort & Conference Center in Santa Cruz / November 2004
Chaminade Executive Conference Center Receives $3 Million Renovation / Sept 1999


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