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Andrew Hernandez Named Director of Rooms for Benchmark's
Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, California

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, November 4, 2008 … Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Andrew Hernandez director of rooms for Chaminade Resort & Spa, located in Santa Cruz, California.  Norbert Relecker, Benchmark’s general manager at the resort, made the announcement. 

“It is my great pleasure to announce Andrew’s promotion,” said Mr. Relecker.  “He is an exemplary hospitality professional whose talent, dedication and leadership skills have enabled him to rapidly progress within our organization.  We congratulate him on his most recent appointment.”

Previously Andrew Hernandez served as front office manager for Benchmark Hospitality at Chaminade Resort & Spa.  During his tenure with the property, Chaminade has continually received the coveted Four Diamond Award. 

Mr. Hernadez has held the title of assistant front office manager for Chaminade.  Earlier in his career with the resort, he successfully served as front desk supervisor.  Mr. Hernandez began employment at the property as front desk clerk.

Andrew Hernandez is the recipient of Benchmark Hospitality International’s prestigious "Best of the Best Award” in recognition of his professionalism with guests and employees alike.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Hotel Management from San Jose State University where he was recognized as a Dean's Scholar.  He resides in Watsonville, California, with his family.

Chaminade Resort & Spa offers world-class hospitality on the California Coast. Built high on a bluff, the mission-style luxury resort commands a panoramic view of the Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Chaminade's superior location offers a sense of peaceful seclusion only minutes from world-renowned golf, beaches and downtown Santa Cruz. The remarkable setting combined with the renowned quality and personalized service of Benchmark Hospitality International keeps guests coming back time and time again. At Chaminade, our goal is to exceed the expectations of guests during their stay at one of the finest conference resorts in the Bay Area. 

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 Hospitality Appoints Norbert Relecker General Manager for Chaminade at Santa Cruz / January 2008


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