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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Mara Xenos Director of Conference Services
for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, Illinois

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, November 2007 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Mara Xenos, CMP, as director of conference services for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, located in Itasca, Illinois, in the Chicagoland region.  Greg Parsons, managing director for the resort, made the announcement.
"I'm so pleased to announce the promotion of Mara Xenos," said Mr. Parsons.  "She is an exemplary leader and will be a superb department head in this important area of our business."
Ms. Xenos was previously the assistant director of conference services for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, a position she held since 2002.  Before  joining Benchmark Hospitality at Eaglewood Resort, she was conference planning supervisor for Andersen Worldwide - Center for Professional Education, located in St. Charles, Illinois.  
Mara Xenos began her hospitality career in positions of increasing responsibility in sales and convention services for the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, and Hyatt Hotels Corporation at properties in Schaumburg and Rosemont, Illinois.  Her first professional position was in food & beverage management.
Ms. Xenos is a graduate of the College of DuPage of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, with an Associates degree in Business and General Studies, and a second Associates degree in Applied Science in Travel and Tourism.  She resides in Naperville, Illinois.

The Eaglewood Resort & Spa is located at 1401 Nordic Rd., in Itasca, Illinois.  An upscale resort, the property features 295 spacious guestrooms and suites, first-class recreation including an 18-hole championship golf course, as well as 38,000 square feet of IACC-certified meeting space and a complete health spa. The Eaglewood Resort & Spa is strategically located on 106 acres in northwest suburban Chicago, just 35 miles from downtown Chicago, and 12 miles west of O'Hare International Airport.  To experience the golf course, call Eaglewood Resort & Spa at 630-773-1400, toll free at 877-285-6150, or visit  Benchmark Hospitality International operates Eaglewood Resort & Spa.

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: Amstar Group, Ltd., Owner of Doral Eaglewood Conference Resort & Spa, Appoints Benchmark Hospitality as Management Company / December 2004


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