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  Benchmark Hospitality Names Jill Hare-Lewandowski
Director of Sales for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, Illinois

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, August 2009 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Jill Hare-Lewandowski as director of sales for Eaglewood Resort & Spa of Itasca, Illinois, near Chicago.  Charles Reese, Benchmark’s general manager at the resort, made the announcement.

“I’m happy to welcome Jill to our award-winning resort,” said Mr. Reece.  “She brings significant experience in the Chicagoland group meetings market to her new role.  We’re so pleased to have her as part of our professional sales team.”

Previous to joining Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Jill Hare-Lewandowski was director of group sales & catering for the Sheraton Chicago Northwest, located in Arlington Heights, Illinois.  During her six years with this property Ms. Lewandowski held a number of sales positions of increasing responsibility, including serving as director of sales, and associate director of sales.
Ms. Lewandowski has also held the title of director of group sales for both the Radisson Arlington Heights and Radisson Schaumburg Hotels, both in the Chicagoland area.   For three years, Ms. Lewandowski was employed by Helms Briscoe, the meeting planning company based in Scottsdale, Arizona, serving as regional manager.  She resides in Cary, Illinois.
About Eaglewood Resort & Spa
Eaglewood Resort & Spa is located at 1401 Nordic Rd., in Itasca, Illinois.  A Four-Diamond resort, the property features 295 spacious guestrooms and suites, a selection of fine and casual dining options; first-class recreation including an 18-hole championship golf course; as well as 38,000 square feet of IACC-certified meeting space and a complete health spa. Eaglewood is strategically located on 106 acres in northwest Chicago, just 35 miles from downtown Chicago, and 12 miles west of O'Hare International Airport. For more information about Eaglewood, call (630) 773-1400, toll free at (877) 285-6150, or visit  Eaglewood Resort & Spa is a Benchmark Hospitality International property.

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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