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Benchmark Appoints Dida Hernandez Director of Food and Beverage
for Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2010 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Dida Hernandez as director of food and beverage for Turtle Bay Resort, the landmark property located on the North Shore of Oahu.  Bob Boyle, vice president and general manager for Benchmark at the resort, made the announcement, which represents a promotion for Ms. Hernandez.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Dida to her new role at Turtle Bay Resort,” said Mr. Boyle.  “She has worked hard in achieving success at the property in multiple capacities.  This is a well deserved promotion and we look forward to her future contributions in this new position.”

Over the past twelve years, Dida Hernandez has steadily progressed to positions of increased responsibility at Turtle Bay Resort, most recently serving in the senior leadership role of director, conference services.  She has previously held positions at the resort as senior conference manager, conference manager and catering sales manager.  Ms. Hernandez originally joined Turtle Bay Resort as catering coordinator.

Prior to her tenure with the resort, Ms. Hernandez worked for GO International Travel and for The Travel Lodge of Auckland, New Zealand.

Dida Hernandez is currently obtaining her Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) designation and is a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).  A native of Auckland, New Zealand, who spent much of her formative years in Denmark, Ms. Hernandez is fluent in both Danish and English.  She resides on the North Shore of Oahu.

Located on the North Shore of Oahu, the 880-acre Turtle Bay Resort is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International and is a Preferred Hotels® & Resorts Worldwide property - a collection of the world's finest independent luxury hotels.

Famous for world-class surfing, pristine white sand beaches, and its charming country setting, the North Shore also offers colorful cultural attractions, innovative ecological endeavors, and environmental adventures. 

For reservations or more information, visit or call (808) 293-6000.

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


Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax

Also See: Benchmark Hospitality International Promotes Tom Cross to Resort Manager For Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore/ June 2009

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