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Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Monica Smiley
Director of Sales & Marketing for Costa d'Este Beach Resort
in Vero Beach, Florida
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2009 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Monica Smiley as director of sales & marketing for Costa d'Este Beach Resort, the company’s newest personal luxury property owned by seven-time Grammy Award-winning artist, Gloria Estefan, and her husband, Emilio Estefan. Awilda Rivera, Benchmark’s general manager at the resort, made the announcement. Costa d'Este Beach Resort is located oceanside, in Vero Beach, Florida.
"Monica has been invaluable in the sales and marketing of our resort since before opening,” stated Ms. Rivera. “She is a natural sales professional with a passion for Costa d’Este and our team of service professionals. I’m so pleased to announce her newest appointment with our resort.”
Monica Smiley was previously the director of operations for Costa d’Este Beach Resort, a position she was appointed to in March of 2008. She has served in a number of executive-level assignments within the hospitality industry over the past two decades. These include front office manager in charge of Reception, Reservations, Guest Services, Concierge, and Switchboard; revenue manager; night audit; as well as group and transient sales positions.
A native of Texas, Ms. Smiley served for many years in positions of
increasing responsibility at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center
in The Woodlands, Texas. She was previously was employed by Benchmark
Hospitality when the company operated Del Lago Golf Resort and Conference
Center. She began her career at Stage Stores, Inc., serving in retail
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|Also See:||Monica Smiley Named Director of Operations for Costa d'Este Beach Resort, Vero Beach, Florida / March 2008|
|Benchmark Appoints Awilda Rivera General Manager for Costa d’Este Beach Resort, Vero Beach, Florida / March 2009|