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Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Michael Hager
General Manager of Stonewall Resort

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 28, 2008 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Michael Hager as general manager for Stonewall Resort, the award-winning property located near Roanoke, West Virginia.  Greg Parsons, vice president for Benchmark Hospitality, made the announcement.  

"I am so pleased to welcome Michael to the position of general manager for Benchmark at Stonewall Resort,” said Mr. Parsons.  “He brings 30 years of hospitality experience and extensive knowledge of our market to his new role, which will serve our resort well.”
Michael Hager comes to Stonewall Resort from the Peacock Hotel & Spa in Greenville, South Carolina, where he served as director of hotel operations.  Throughout his career, Mr. Hager has held senior management positions at such distinguished properties as The Greenbrier, located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia; Oglebay Resort & Conference Center of Wheeling, West Virginia; and Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort in Chester, West Virginia.  He also participated in the development of hotel and conference facilities for Charles Pointe, a large-scale, master-planned community in north central West Virginia.

Mr. Hager graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Resource Management.  He earned an MBA from Wheeling Jesuit University.  A native of White Sulphur Springs, he resides in Lewis County, West Virginia, with his wife Rhonda.

The Four Diamond-rated Stonewall Resort is a 208-guestroom property with a lakeside lodge and lakeside cottages, a conference center, restaurants, complete fitness center and swimming pool, spa and an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. The resort is located at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park near Weston, West Virginia.  Stonewall Resort is a joint private/public development between McCabe-Henley LP and the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.  Benchmark Hospitality International operates Stonewall 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  


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

Also See: Benchmark Appoints Floyd R. Hunter, Jr. General Manager at Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia / February 2007
Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Bill Upshaw Vice President / November 2006


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