News for the Hospitality Executive
Top Sales Executives for the Year
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, April 2009 ... Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the recipients of its annual Top Sales Executives Awards. Winners were selected from among more than 150 sales and marketing professionals system-wide.
Recognition of the Benchmark Hospitality executives was based on superior performance, innovative leadership, sales team development and success, and the ability to overcome obstacles under challenging market conditions to achieve annual sales and marketing objectives.
"I am so pleased to present the winners of Benchmark’s Top Sales Executives Awards,” said Eric Terry, vice president, sales and marketing. “This team has achieved excellent results during one of the most challenge periods that our industry has experienced. They are all sales superstars!”
Each year, Benchmark Hospitality
recognizes a general manager from one of the properties in its
portfolio who has been extremely active in the sales and marketing
process, and significantly contributed to the property’s sales success
and revenue results.
This year, the general manager who Benchmark recognized with its CEO of Sales Award was Michael J. Taylor. Mr. Taylor is general manager of The Heldrich Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of New Jersey in New Brunswick, a property he opened in 2007.
Under Taylor’s leadership, The Heldrich Hotel & Spa soon led the market in overall performance, and is being recognized by leading industry publications with top awards for service excellence.
Benchmark’s Platinum Club Achievers
Benchmark Hospitality has also announced the sales executives who achieved the organization’s prestigious Platinum Club status. Platinum Club members meet or surpass 110% of their annual sales goals, and include:
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 Hospitality is a worldwide organization operating properties in 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 the location of Benchmark’s properties and additional information, visit http://www.benchmarkhospitality.com/.
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