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Benchmark Appoints Elizabeth Oliver Controller at
 Naples Bay Resort, Naples, Florida

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, April 2009 Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Oliver as controller for Naples Bay Resort, the new luxury property in Naples, Florida.  Greg Allowe, Benchmark’s managing director at the resort, made the announcement.  This marks a return to Benchmark Hospitality for Ms. Oliver, who was previously with the company during the 1990s.

“We’d like to welcome Elizabeth to Naples Bay Resort,” said Mr. Allowe, “and are so pleased she is returning to Benchmark Hospitality International.  I look forward to her being an active member of our executive team here at the resort.”


Prior to joining Naples Bay Resort, Elizabeth Oliver held the title of director of finance for Daufuskie Island Resort and Breathe Spa, Daufuskie Island, South Carolina.  She had previously served as controller for the Westin Innisbrook Golf Resort, located near Tampa, and held the same position with the Adams Mark Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.  It was at Bald Head Island Resort, off the coast of North Carolina, that she was last employed by Benchmark Hospitality in the role of hospitality controller.  Benchmark operated the resort at the time. 


Ms. Oliver has also worked in the United Kingdom as financial controller for the London Hilton on Park Lane hotel in the city of London.  She began her career with Benchmark Hospitality initially serving as operations analyst at the company’s Home Office before being promoted to controller of the Park Ridge Hotel near Philadelphia, which was then part of Benchmark’s portfolio.  Ms. Oliver began her career in Scotland.  She resides in Naples.

About Naples Bay Resort

The 20-acre Naples Bay Resort is ideally located on prestigious Fifth Avenue in historic Naples, Florida.  The Four Diamond property is uniquely situated around a picturesque Marina, making it the only hotel in Southwest Florida with its own fully operational Yacht Club and Marina and with water access to the Gulf of Mexico.  Guests of Naples Bay Resort can select from a choice of luxurious accommodations, including The Cottages, 108 two- and three-bedroom villas; and The Hotel, which features 65 designer-furnished, one- and two-bedroom suites as well as 20 guestrooms. Restaurants include the award-winning Olio on Naples Bay, Bonefish Grill and Bluewater Bar & Grill. The resort’s recreational amenities include The Spa and fitness center; full-service tennis center with six lighted, Har-Tru courts, pro shop and lessons; Pilates, aerobics and yoga classes; lagoon-style, lazy river, children and lap pools; and private cabanas. The resort’s 97-slip marina incorporates a Yacht Club, waterfront pool, ship’s store, fuel dock and rental boats, including 22-foot Kayot and 24-foot Everglades boats.  Adding to the resort experience is a 33,000-square-foot retail promenade, featuring high-end specialty boutiques and entertainment.

Naples Bay
<>Resort – a proud member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts – is a Personal Luxury Resort operated by Benchmark Hospitality International

About Benchmark Hospitality International 
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


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

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