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Nine Benchmark Hospitality Properties Achieve
AAA's Four Diamond Status for 2009

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 2009 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced that nine properties in its growing portfolio have achieved Four Diamond status for 2009.  Greg Champion, chief operating officer, made the announcement.

“The Four Diamond recognition is a tribute to the management teams at each of the nine properties, who have worked diligently to achieve this prestigious endorsement in 2009,” said Mr. Champion.   “It is an honor to earn this award and the recognition of the highest quality service and facilities at each property.  Several have maintained their Four Diamond status over multiple years and we applaud them!”

The Diamond Rating System is one of the most respected in the lodging and restaurant industries. Earning a Four Diamond rating means that a hotel or restaurant has undergone and successfully passed a rigorous evaluation process. Of the approximately 58,000 lodging and restaurant facilities evaluated by the American Automobile Association, which distributes the awards, only 3.4 percent earned a Four Diamond rating for 2009.

Benchmark Hospitality International properties to be awarded Four Diamonds in 2009 include:

  • Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz, California, 
  • The Chattanoogan, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 
  • Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 
  • Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Chicago, Illinois, 
  • Hotel Contessa, San Antonio, Texas, 
  • Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, Virginia, 
  • Naples Bay Resort, Naples, Florida, 
  • Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, Scottsdale, Arizona, 
  • Stonewall Resort, Weston, West Virginia, 
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: Six Hotels Achieve 2009 AAA Five Diamond Status For the First Time; Complete List of 103 Hotels and 59 Restaurants / November 2008

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