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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Jacqueline Humes
Controller for Marenas Resort, Miami

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2010 … Benchmark Hospitality International has named Jacqueline Humes controller for Marenas Resort, the luxurious ocean-front property situated on a barrier island in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, just north of Miami.  Roy Young, acting managing director, made the announcement.

“I am so pleased to welcome Jacqueline to Marenas Resort,” said Mr. Young.  “She brings a decade of experience in hospitality financial accounting to her new role, as well as significant knowledge of the Florida market.”

Previous to joining Marenas Resort, Jacqueline Humes was controller for the real estate division of Gulf Bay Group of Companies, located in Naples, Florida.  She has served in the same professional capacity for the firm’s hospitality division.  Ms. Humes originally joined the company as assistant controller.  Earlier in her career, Jackie Humes was employed by WCI Communities as accounting manager.

Jacqueline Humes received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and her Master of Business Administration degree from Florida Golf Coast University of Ft. Myers.  She is accredited as a Community Association Manager, Certified Hospitality Account Executive, and Certified Hospitality Technology Professional.  Ms. Humes has relocated to Miami.

About Marenas Resort
Situated on a 2.5 mile stretch of beach in Sunny Isles Beach, a barrier island just north of Miami, Marenas Resort  blends the best of South Florida’s “Riviera Coast” with an international style.  Marenas Resort’s name draws from its location, evoking the sea and the sand ~ mar y arenas ~ in Spanish. A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and operated by Benchmark Hospitality International, the 26-story stainless steel and glass hotel tower includes 160 guestrooms and one- and two-bedroom suites, each with a full kitchen and spacious contemporary interiors. Amenities include a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, oceanside pool, beach club, luxurious spa, health club and elegant meeting space. For reservations, please call a travel agent professional or 1-877-858-2305.  Visit

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 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 Adds the Marenas Resort to its Portfolio; The Sunny Isles Beach Hotel Formerly Operated as the Le Meridien / November 2009

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