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Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Lillian Murphy Controller
At Edith Macy Conference Center, Briarcliff Manor, New York


The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, November 19, 2008 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Lillian Murphy as controller for the Edith Macy Conference Center, located in Briarcliff Manor, New York.  David Vogt, Benchmark’s general manager at the property, made the announcement.

“It is with pleasure that we welcome Lillian to Edith Macy Conference Center,” said Mr. Vogt.  “She  brings a strong operational background within hospitality to her new role at our property.”

Most recently, Lillian Murphy was general manager of the Holiday Inn in Orangeburg, New York.  In this role she oversaw a $4 million property renovation program, and assumed additional responsibilities as the hotel’s controller.  Prior to her appointment as general manager, Ms. Murphy held the position of property controller for the hotel.

Earlier in her career, Lillian Murphy exercised her entrepreneurial talents, owning and operating the Orangeburg Bar & Restaurant.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.  Ms. Murphy and her family reside in Pearl River, New York.   

Located in Briarcliff Manor, New York, just 45 minutes from Manhattan, Edith Macy Conference Center is situated among 405 wooded acres on a mountainside overlooking the heart of Westchester County. This secluded setting boasts 14,000 square feet of flexible business meeting space in four separate conference facilities and meeting rooms, including the Edith Macy Conference Center and the John J. Creedon Education Center. For small, private gatherings to large conferences of up to 200, Edith Macy Conference Center provides a smoke-free, natural, quiet setting for successful meetings and corporate retreats.  Additional information about Edith Macy Conference Center can be found at  Benchmark Hospitality International operates the Edith Macy Conference Center. 

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, Japan 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: Edith Macy Conference Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary; Honors Employees Who Provided a Quarter Century of Service / August 2006



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