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Danniella Crawford Appointed Director of Human Resources for
Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 2008 … Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Danniella “Dani” Crawford as director of human resources for Cheyenne Mountain Resort, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Laura Neumann, vice president and general manager, made the announcement. 
“It is my pleasure to welcome Dani to Cheyenne Mountain Resort,” said Ms. Neumann.  “She brings over a decade of senior-level expertise in human resource management to our resort and we look forward to her contributions to our team.”

Ms. Crawford most recently served as director of human resources for the Garden of the Gods Club, initially for Destination Hotels and Resorts and then for the Sunrise Company following their purchase of the property.    Prior to this, she held the same position at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, a facility with over 1000 employees.  

In addition to her hospitality and healthcare experience, Ms. Crawford has senior-level human resource expertise within education and finance, having worked with the Austin Independent School District and in benefits/compensation management at Farm Credit Bank, both of Texas.    

Danniella Crawford earned her bachelor’s degree from Augusta State University and an MBA from Texas State University.   She resides in Colorado Springs.

Set on 217 lush acres, the Four Diamond Cheyenne Mountain Resort features 316 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, each with a private balcony with mountain and golf course views; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; a championship Pete Dye-designed golf course; five swimming pools; 18 tennis courts, squash and racquetball courts as well as a pro shop; Health & Fitness Center; Aquatics Center, and a 35-acre recreation lake where guests enjoy sailboards, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, volleyball on a sand beach, and catch-and-release fly fishing (the lake is stocked with big German Browns and rainbow trout). For more information contact 719-538-4000 or toll-free 800-428-8886 or visit  Cheyenne Mountain Resort is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International. 

Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Hotels™.  The privately held company, launched in 1980, is a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers.  Benchmark is a worldwide organization operating over 30 properties representing major metropolitan and resort destinations.   Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston, with regional offices in New Jersey and Connecticut.  International offices are located in Tokyo and Santiago, Chile. For locations of properties and additional information, visit  


Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax

Also See: Laura Neumann to Manage Benchmark's Cheyenne Mountain Resort / March 2004
Donna Frost Appointed Director of Human Resources for Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs, Colorado / January 2007


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