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Johnny Caruso Named Director of Rooms for The Heldrich, 
New Brunswick, New Jersey
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2007 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the promotion of Johnny Caruso as director of rooms for The Heldrich, the recently opened property in downtown, New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Michael Taylor, Benchmark's general manager for The Heldrich, made the announcement.
"I am pleased to announce Johnny's promotion to director of rooms," said Mr. Taylor.  "He joined Benchmark in the pre-opening phase of The Heldrich and played a significant role in the property's successful grand opening, working tirelessly to prepare the hotel for welcoming its first guests."
Mr. Caruso previously held the position of front office manager for The Heldrich.  He came to the new property after serving as director of front office operations at the Hilton in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.
For a period in his career, Caruso left the hospitality industry and worked as a senior project supervisor for Advanced Health Media of Union, New Jersey.  In this role he served as a corporate meeting planner overseeing numerous high profile events.  
Johnny Caruso was previously assistant director of front office operations for the East Brunswick Hilton, located in East Brunswick, New Jersey.  He began his career with Meristar Hotels and Resorts, employed at two New Jersey properties, including the Somerset Marriott Hotel and Westin Morristown Hotel. 
Mr. Caruso graduated from Riders University of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, with a degree in finance.  He is the recipient of numerous honors, including receiving the Tiefel Award (five times) Marriott's highest guest service award.  He is a two-time Leader of the Quarter Award recipient and has received the Legendary Customer Service Award.  Mr. Caruso resides in Bound Brook, New Jersey.
About The Heldrich
The Heldrich is located in the cultural heart of New Jersey in New Brunswick.  The property is situated at 10 Livingston Avenue, just west of the important US Route 1 and four blocks from the News Brunswick Train Station (serving the Northeast Corridor:  Boston-New York-Philadelphia-Washington, DC) and close to Exit 9 of the NJ Turnpike.  It is 45 minutes outside New York City and has rail service to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).   The Heldrich features a 248-guestroom luxury hotel,  state-of-the-art conference facilities, Christopher's Restaurant, serving freshly prepared specialties created in an exhibition kitchen to delight even the most discriminating palate, Christopher's Bar, and an elegant ballroom, ideal for social and corporate gatherings.  For more information on The Heldrich, call 732-729-4670 or visit    The Heldrich is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International. 
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: Michael J. Taylor, GM of The Heldrich, Installed as President New Jersey Hotel & Lodging Association / June 2007
Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Michael Polese Director of Rooms for The Heldrich / January 2007


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