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Benchmark Hospitality International Promotes Tom Cross to Resort Manager
For Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, June 2009 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Tom Cross as resort manager for Turtle Bay Resort, the landmark property located on Oahu’s North Shore.  Bob Boyle, Benchmark’s vice president and general manager at Turtle Bay, made the announcement.

"It is with the greatest pleasure that I announce Tom’s promotion to resort manager,” said Mr. Boyle.  “He has been an invaluable resource to our executive team and to the resort since he joined us three and a half years ago.   This is well-deserved recognition and a well-earned appointment!”

A hospitality veteran, Tom Cross was previously the highly effective director of operations for Turtle Bay Resort.  He joined the north shore property and Benchmark Hospitality International in 2005 as director of conference services and food & beverage, following a decade of leadership experience at other Hawaiian resorts.  This included serving as director of food and beverage for Kona Village Resort, an exclusive property of individual bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Prior to this, he held the same position at the Hawaiian Regent Hotel on Oahu, one of Hawaii’s largest hotels.

Mr. Cross attended the Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata Shi, Japan, and the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, earning a degree in Non-western Cultures.  He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations.  

In keeping with Benchmark Hospitality International's "Hometown Hospitality" initiative, Mr. Cross serves on the Board of Directors for the Ko'olauloa Educational Alliance Corporation, a local non-profit organization that benefits schools near Turtle Bay Resort.  He resides in Hawaii Kai on Oahu.

Located on the North Shore of Oahu, the 880-acre Turtle Bay Resort is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International and is a Preferred Hotels® & Resorts Worldwide property - a collection of the world's finest independent luxury hotels.

Famous for world-class surfing, pristine white sand beaches, and its charming country setting, the North Shore also offers colorful cultural attractions, innovative ecological endeavors, and environmental adventures.  

For reservations or more information, visit or call (808) 293-6000.

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


Also See: Benchmark Appoints Tom Cross as Director of Food & Beverage at Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu / October 2005



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