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Susan C. Croggon Appointed National Accounts Sales Manager
Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey, February 2010 … The Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center has named Susan C. Croggon national accounts sales manager for the award-winning property, which is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International. Mike Taylor, Benchmark’s general manager for the property, made the announcement.
"I am very pleased to welcome Susan to The Heldrich,” said Mr. Taylor. “She brings vast knowledge of our industry to her new role, as well as extensive experience and business contacts within the regional and national meetings markets. She is an excellent addition to our sales team.”
A veteran of the meetings industry with more than 20 years of experience, Susan Croggon was previously national accounts manager for Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center, located in Peachtree, Georgia. In this role, Ms. Croggon specialized in developing new business within the northeast market, as well as pharmaceutical and medical industry segments. Prior to this she served as director of sales and marketing for The Palace at Somerset Park of Somerset, New Jersey.
Ms. Croggon’s position with The Heldrich marks a return to Benchmark Hospitality International, having previously held the title of regional director of sales for the company’s Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Cheyenne Mountain Resort, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. She also previously served Benchmark as director of sales for the former North Maple Inn in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
Additionally, Ms. Croggon has held the title of national sales manager and conference services manager for Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center of Florham Park, New Jersey. Earlier in her career, she was employed as conference services manager for The Scanticon Princeton Hotel & Conference Center, located in Princeton, New Jersey.
Susan Croggon received her Master of Arts degree from Montclair State University, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rowan State University. Additionally, she has attended West Virginia Wesleyan College. Ms. Croggon has previously been recognized by Benchmark Hospitality International as Sales Executive of the Year and was presented with the company’s Award of Excellence. She resides in Mt. Olive, New Jersey, with her family.
The Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center is located in the cultural heart of New Jersey in New Brunswick. The property is situated at 10 Livingston Avenue across from the city’s famed Theatre Row, just west of important US Route 1 and four blocks from the New Brunswick Train Station (serving the Northeast Corridor: Boston-New York-Philadelphia-Washington, DC) and close to Exit 9 of the NJ Turnpike. It is 45 minutes outside New York City and has rail service to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The Heldrich features a 248-guestroom luxury hotel, Christopher’s Restaurant, serving freshly prepared specialties created in an exhibition kitchen to delight even the discriminating palate, Christopher’s Bar, and an elegant ballroom, ideal for social and corporate gatherings. For more information on The Heldrich, call 732-729-4670 or visit www.theheldrich.com. The Heldrich is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International.
Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Hotels™. The independent 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. The company’s northeast regional office is in New Jersey, with international offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark’s properties and additional information, visit www.benchmarkhospitality.com.
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