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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Victor M. Rodriguez Director of Rooms
for The Heldrich, New Brunswick, New Jersey


The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, October 2007 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Victor M. Rodriguez to the position of director of rooms for The Heldrich, located in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Michael J. Taylor, general manager, made the announcement.

"It is with great pleasure that I announce Victor's appointment to director of rooms at The Heldrich" stated Mr. Taylor.  "He brings extensive operational and leadership experience to our property.  We look forward to his active participation as a member of our executive team."

Victor Rodriguez was previously the director of rooms for the former North Maple Inn of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, a property that Benchmark Hospitality opened and managed for over a decade.  During his tenure with the hotel, it received several guest service honors, including the coveted Four Diamond Award.

Mr. Rodriguez also served in the position of rooms division manager for North Maple Inn.  He has held the titles of front office manager, executive housekeeper and as evening manager.

During his tenure with Benchmark, Mr. Rodriguez assumed national staff support responsibilities, assisting the company's properties across the United States with operational and service standards support.

Prior to joining North Maple Inn, Rodriguez was front desk manager for the landmark New York hotel, the Jumeirah Essex House.  He began his career in hospitality working in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility for the Parsippany Hilton Hotel of Parsippany, New Jersey. 

Victor Rodriquez has served in the New Jersey Air National Guard, including involvement with Presidential Detail in 2002.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Rutgers University.  He and his family reside in Dover, 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: Johnny Caruso Named Director of Rooms for The Heldrich, New Brunswick, New Jersey / July 2007
Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Michael Polese Director of Rooms for The Heldrich / January 2007


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