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Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Suya I. Davenport
Director of Sales for Naples Bay Resort in Naples, Florida

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2010 … Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Suya I. Davenport director of sales for Naples Bay Resort, the luxurious property located on Fifth Avenue in Naples, Florida.  Rikki Boparai, general manager, made the announcement.

“I am pleased to welcome Suya to this important role at Naples Bay Resort,” said Mr. Boparai.  “She brings extensive knowledge and experience within our regional market to her new position, and key corporate relationships important to the resort.”

Suya Davenport was previously the executive director of the Lee County Visitors & Convention Bureau, located in Fort Myers.  In this role she was responsible for the strategic planning and sales & marketing operations of the organization, focusing on domestic and international markets.  Under her leadership, the Visitors & Convention Bureau was awarded three prestigious Flagler Awards by VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s tourism organization, and a Destiny Award from the US Travel Association.  This was the second time in her career that she worked with the Lee County Visitors & Convention Bureau, having served as sales manager in the early 1990s.

Prior to this appointment, Ms. Davenport was corporate director of global strategic partnerships for LXR Luxury Resorts, based in Naples, Florida.  In this role she was responsible for overall integration of the transient and business market segments within luxury FIT, consortia, and third-party markets on behalf of the company’s 30 properties in the United States and the Caribbean.

Ms. Davenport has also served as director of leisure sales for Boca Resorts, Inc., working with the Boca Raton Resort & Club, The Registry Resort & Club and the Edgewater Beach Hotel & Club.  She held the same position for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

Suya Davenport received her Bachelor of Arts in Marketing degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa.  Earlier she received her Associate of Arts in Business Administration degree from Edison Community College in Fort Myers.  She resides in Fort Myers Beach.

About Naples Bay Resort
The 20-acre Naples Bay Resort is ideally located on prestigious Fifth Avenue in historic Naples, Florida.  The Four Diamond property is uniquely situated around a picturesque Marina, making it the only hotel in Southwest Florida with its own fully operational Yacht Club and Marina and with water access to the Gulf of Mexico.  Guests of Naples Bay Resort can select from a choice of luxurious accommodations, including The Cottages, 108 two- and three-bedroom villas; and The Hotel, which features 65 designer-furnished, one- and two-bedroom suites as well as 20 guestrooms. Restaurants include the award-winning Olio on Naples Bay, Bonefish Grill and Bluewater Bar & Grill. The resort’s recreational amenities include The Spa and fitness center; full-service tennis center with six lighted, Har-Tru courts, pro shop and lessons; Pilates, aerobics and yoga classes; lagoon-style, lazy river, children and lap pools; and private cabanas. The resort’s 97-slip marina incorporates a Yacht Club, waterfront pool, ship’s store, fuel dock and rental boats, including 22-foot Kayot and 24-foot Everglades boats.   Adding to the resort experience is a 33,000-square-foot retail promenade, featuring high-end specialty boutiques and   entertainment.

Naples Bay Resort – a proud member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts  – is a Personal Luxury Resort™ operated by Benchmark Hospitality International 

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 International Appoints Scott D. Sopher Executive Chef at Naples Bay Resort in Naples, Florida / March 2010


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