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Benchmark Hospitality Names Charles Reece General Manager
for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, Illinois

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, August 2008 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Charles Reece as general manager for the award-winning Eaglewood Resort & Spa of Itasca, Illinois, near Chicago.  Greg Parsons, vice president for Benchmark, made the announcement.

“I am so pleased to welcome Charles to Eaglewood Resort & Spa,” stated Mr. Parsons.  “He brings 30 years of experience with top hotels to the resort and is a wonderful addition to the Benchmark Hospitality team.”

Charles Reece was previously the vice president hotel operations at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.  Mr. Reece comes to Eaglewood Resort & Spa with extensive experience with luxury hotels and gaming properties.  He previously held senior management positions with the Hilton Harrisburg, where he served as assistant general manager; the Hershey Philadelphia Hotel, where he was resident manager; and the Vista International Hotels in Kansas City and New York.

Mr. Reece has also worked in the gaming industry with properties such as Resorts Atlantic City, where he served as vice president hotel operations; at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, and Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Born and educated in Georgetown, Guyana, Charles Reece is an avid golfer and family man.  He and wife are relocating to the Chicagoland area.  The couple’s two sons are students at the University of Maryland and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

About Eaglewood Resort & Spa 

Eaglewood Resort & Spa is located at 1401 Nordic Rd., in Itasca, Ill.  A Four-Diamond resort, the property features 295 spacious guestrooms and suites, a selection of fine and casual dining options; first-class recreation including an 18-hole championship golf course; as well as 38,000 square feet of IACC-certified meeting space and a complete health spa. Eaglewood is strategically located on 106 acres in northwest Chicago, just 35 miles from downtown Chicago, and 12 miles west of O'Hare International Airport. For more information about Eaglewood, call (630) 773-1400, toll free at (877) 285-6150 or  Eaglewood Resort & Spa is a Benchmark Hospitality International property.

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, Connecticut, and Illinois.  International offices are located in Tokyo and Santiago, Chile. For property locations and additional information, please visit  


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

Also See: Benchmark Hospitality Completes Renovation of Classic Golf Course at Chicago-area Eaglewood Resort & Spa; Circa 1928 Charles Maddox-design Course / June 2006
Benchmark Hospitality Promotes Greg Parsons to Vice President, Overseeing Properties in the Midwest, South and Eastern United States / July 2008

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