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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Sara Plaster Director of Conference Services
for Hotel Contessa, San Antonio, Texas

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, October 2007 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Sara Plaster as director of conference services for Hotel Contessa, the Personal Luxury Hotel located in San Antonio, Texas.  Eric Adame, general manager, made the announcement.
I am so pleased to announce the promotion of Sara to this important leadership role at Hotel Contessa, said Mr. Adame.  She has done a superb job working with our many corporate guests over the last years and will be a great role model for her conference services team.
Ms. Plaster previously served as manager of conference services for Benchmark Hospitality at Hotel Contessa.  In this role she became known and admired for her strong work ethic, inclusive management style, dedication to her customers' needs, and an anticipatory service orientation.
Sara Plaster began her career with Benchmark in the mid 1990s working for The Founders Inn & Spa of Virginia Beach, Virginia.  While there she served in several positions of increasing responsibility in a variety of departments throughout the property, including food & beverage, the front office, accounting, and conference services.  
Ms. Plaster is a graduate of Regent University, located in Virginia Beach.  She resides in San Antonio.
Celebrating the region's unmatched storied heritage as a fusion of cultures, Hotel Contessa pays homage to the best of San Antonio, incorporating modern interpretations of its unique architecture, hospitality, cuisine and lifestyle.  The 240,000-square-foot, 12-story hotel features 10,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities, a dedicated fitness center, full-service spa and rooftop swimming pool, as well as a gourmet restaurant and lounge that give leisure and business travelers a true taste of the new San Antonio.  Hotel Contessa embodies Benchmark Hospitality's more than twenty-five years of innovation and excellence in the operation and development of premium hotels, resorts and conference centers.  The property is located at 306 W. Market in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information or to make your reservation, please call 210-229-9222 or log onto
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 International Appoints Eric Adame General Manager of Hotel Contessa / September 2006


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