News for the Hospitality Executive
Benchmark Hospitality Appoints William Courtney Lowe
Director of Sales & Marketing for Bedford Springs Resort
Woodlands (Houston), Texas, February 2008 - Benchmark Hospitality International
has appointed William Courtney Lowe (Courtney) as director of sales &
marketing for Bedford Springs Resort, the landmark property located in
Bedford, Pennsylvania and dating to 1796. Rikki Boparai, general
manager for Benchmark Hospitality at the resort, made the announcement.
Bedford Springs Resort reopened in July 2007 following a $120 million restoration
"I am very pleased to welcome Courtney to our property," said Mr. Boparai. "He brings a solid background in sales and marketing at signature resorts to his new role as well as important customer contacts throughout the eastern United States."
Courtney Lowe's hospitality sales and marketing career spans nearly two decades. Most recently he held the position of acting general manager for the prestigious Equinox Resort & Spa located in Manchester Village, Vermont. He had previously held the position of director of sales & marketing for the landmark property.
Mr. Lowe has served as director of sales & marketing at The Boar's Head Inn & Resort in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has also worked for Corcoran Jennison as a regional sales executive, responsible for the Ocean Edge Resort of Brewster, Massachusetts, the stately and historic Cranwell Resort in Lenox, Massachusetts, and Hawk Mountain Resort near Killington, Vermont.
Courtney Lowe is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University where he earned a Bachelors degree in Economics with a Management concentration. He is active in a number of professional organizations, and has served on the board of directors of the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association of Virginia, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the New England Inns & Resorts Association, and the Vermont Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mr. Lowe and his family are relocating to the Bedford area.
About Bedford Springs Resort
The historic Bedford Springs Resort, which dates to 1796, reopened in
July 2007 following a comprehensive renovation and expansion program to
creating a 216-guestroom Four Star-quality destination resort.
Additional activities and amenities are an historic outdoor wedding grotto, spa garden, an outdoor pavilion on Red Oak Lake, fly fishing streams, river rafting, carriage rides and day excursions and cross country skiing in season.
Situated on 2,200 acres just outside the charming borough of Bedford
in south central, Pennsylvania, the Bedford Springs Resort is located on
Highway 220, three miles south of Exit 146 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Close to the intersection of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 70,
the resort is a convenient two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington, DC,
and Pittsburgh, and two and one half hours from Philadelphia and four hours
from New York City. To learn more about Bedford Springs Resort, visit
www.bedfordspringsresort.com. The property is owned by Bedford Resort
Partners, Ltd. Benchmark Hospitality International operates the resort.
|Also See:||Benchmark Appoints Rikki Boparai General Manager for the Historic Bedford Springs Resort / June 2006|
|Historic 1923 Donald Ross Course at Landmark Bedford Springs Resort Under Restoration; Includes Vintage Holes by Oldham, 1895; Tillinghast, 1912; Ross, 1923 / August 2006|