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Benchmark Promotes Greg Parsons to Vice President and
General Manager at Eaglewood Resort & Spa

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2008 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the promotion of Greg Parsons to vice president and general manager at Eaglewood Resort & Spa, located near Chicago.  Sam Haigh, president of Benchmark, made the announcement. 

“Greg has consistently excelled in his leadership throughout his 11-year tenure with Benchmark Hospitality, successfully leading the management teams at three of our properties,” said Mr. Haigh.  “I am so pleased to announce his promotion, which will include expanded managerial responsibilities.”

In his new role, Mr. Parsons will continue to provide top leadership for Eaglewood Resort & Spa as well as oversee The Council House, an exclusive international conference center for SC Johnson, a Family Company, and Wingspread, a private conference center for the Johnson Foundation, both located in Racine, Wisconsin.  Parsons will also assume senior level oversight responsibilities for Benchmark Hospitality’s The Founders Inn and Spa, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Mr. Parsons previously held the title of managing director of Eaglewood Resort & Spa.  Through his effective leadership, the property has consistently been a top performer, including capturing and maintaining the coveted Four Diamond award, as well as top guest and employee satisfaction ratings.  He came to the resort as general manager.

Parsons has also served as general manager for Benchmark's Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia, which he opened.  He joined Benchmark as general manager at The Northland Inn near Minneapolis. 

Throughout his tenure with Benchmark Hospitality, Greg Parsons has actively assumed additional responsibilities within the organization, serving as field staff support and mentoring new property leadership.

Mr. Parsons earned his bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management from Ferris State University, located in Big Rapids, Michigan.  He resides in Lake Zurich, Illinois, with his family.

About Eaglewood Resort & Spa

The Eaglewood Resort & Spa offers 295 spacious mission-style guestrooms and suites; a fine dining restaurant, Burnham's; and a casual restaurant, Prairie River.  Additionally, the resort offers exceptional recreational opportunities, including a USGA-rated 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course, indoor pool, six-lane bowling center, and a comprehensive fitness center.  The property also features a 10,000 square-foot destination spa with eight treatment rooms, two esthetic rooms, four massage rooms (one for couples massage), two hydrotherapy rooms with tubs and vichy shower, and a full service salon.

Eaglewood Resort & Spa provides 38,000 square feet of superb conference space with 39 meeting rooms, which is supported by Benchmark Hospitality's signature conference concierge services.  The resort's conference facilities are certified by the prestigious global organization, the International Association of Conference Centers.  Eaglewood Resort & Spa is situated on 106 scenic acres northwest of Chicago, just 35 minutes from downtown Chicago and 20 minutes west of O'Hare International Airport.

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
Benchmark Hospitality Names Dwayne Jordan Executive Chef at Eaglewood Resort, Chicago / February 2007


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