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Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints
Alex White Director of Training

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, February 2009 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Alex White as director of training for the leading hospitality management company located near Houston.  The announcement was made by John Wood, vice president human resources.

“I am so pleased to announce this new position for Alex, stated Mr. Wood.  “He has done a tremendous job for Benchmark, initially serving in a recruitment role, and has become a vital resource for our property human resource directors system-wide.  He will make an excellent director of training and we congratulate him on his new position.”

Alex White was previously the highly successful director of recruitment for Benchmark Hospitality, joining the company’s Home Office following 15 years of experience in the human resources profession.  This included serving Benchmark at the property level as director of human resources for Hotel Contessa, the company’s Personal Luxury Hotel™ located on the Riverwalk in San Antonio.  Previous to joining Benchmark, Mr. White was opening director of human resources and property operations for Lajitas Resort in West Texas. 

Mr. White also has experience in the gaming industry, having served as senior recruiter for Harrah's Rincon Hotel & Casino near San Diego during its preopening and post-opening periods.  Earlier in his career, White was employed in human resources for hotels within the Hilton and Marriott organizations.

Alex White received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from Mississippi State University.  He and his family reside in Magnolia, Texas.

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: Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Alex White Director of Recruitment / September 2008



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