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For the Second Consecutive Year, Benchmark Hospitality is
Named to Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies List

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, October 2009 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced that for the second consecutive year, Inc. Magazine has named the leading hospitality management company to the “Inc. 500/5000” list of fastest growing privately-owned companies in America.  The list represents the most comprehensive look at one of the most important segments of the US economy -- America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Inc. Magazine’s 2009 listing for fastest growing companies appeared in the print and online editions in August.  

"Considering the present worldwide economic conditions,” said Burt Cabañas, founder, chairman and CEO of Benchmark Hospitality International, “we are extremely pleased that through the efforts of everyone in our company, we have maintained our status on the Inc. 5000 list.”

Inc. 5000 project manager Jim Melloan said, “Savvy trend spotters and those who invest in private companies know that the Inc. 5000 list is the best place to find out about young companies that are achieving success through a wide variety of unprecedented business models, as well as older private companies that are still expanding at an impressive rate.”

Inc. Magazine approached Benchmark Hospitality International earlier in the year and invited the company to once again submit an application for consideration to be included on the prestigious Inc. 500/5000 list.  Benchmark subsequently learned of the company’s acceptance for the second consecutive year on the national “Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies List.”

Since debuting in 1991 with 100 of the fastest-growing private US companies, then expanding the following year to the Inc. 500 and again in 2007 to the Inc. 5000, the list has served as evidence of the significant accomplishments of entrepreneurial companies.  As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Benchmark Hospitality International shares a prestigious position with some of the most successful companies in America.

For more information on the Inc. 500/5000 Fast Growing Companies List, visit

About Inc. Magazine

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. ( is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,961, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. 

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 
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Also See: Benchmark Hospitality International Named to Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies List; Benchmark's Burt Cabañas Addresses Surviving the Recession in Inc. Magazine / March 2009

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