News for the Hospitality Executive
Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Robert Villalta Director
and Finance at Naples Bay Resort, Naples, Florida
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, August 2008 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Robert Villalta as Director of Operations and Finance for Naples Bay Resort, the luxury property that opened last February in Naples, Florida. Roy Young, managing director, made the announcement.
“I am thrilled to welcome Robert to Benchmark Hospitality at Naples Bay Resort,” said Mr. Young. “He brings an important understanding of Benchmark’s quality standards and an impressive record working with first-rate properties.”
Mr. Villalta was previously general manager at the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center of Glen Cove, New York, when the property was operated by Benchmark Hospitality. He has served as corporate director of operations for the Amsterdam Hospitality Group, overseeing properties in New York City, Miami and Charlotte, North Carolina. Villalta was also general manager of The Dream Hotel, a Preferred Hotels property in New York City.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Villalta worked with Starwood Hotels & Resorts as regional controller for the W Court Hotel and the W Tuscany Hotel, both located in Manhattan.
He has also worked with Doral Hotels & Resorts of New York City.
Robert Villalta is a graduate of Concordia College of Bronxville, New York, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He and his family are relocating to Naples.
About Naples Bay Resort
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 www.benchmarkhospitality.com.
|Also See:||Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Robert Villalta General Manager of Glen Cove Mansion in Glen Cove, New York / April 2007|
|Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Roy A. Young Managing Director for Naples Bay Resort / July 2006|
|Benchmark Hospitality Selected to Manage the Naples Bay Resort, a Four Star Mixed-use Destination Resort Being Constructed in Naples, Florida / June 2006|