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Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints David Kohlasch
General Manager for Lansdowne Resort in Lansdowne, Virginia

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, June 2010 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading US-based hospitality management company, has appointed David Kohlasch general manager for Lansdowne Resort. The signature resort is located between Leesburg, Virginia, and Washington, DC, and is Benchmark Hospitality’s east coast flagship property. Greg Champion, Benchmark’s chief operating officer, made the announcement. 

“I am delighted to welcome David to Lansdowne Resort,” said Mr. Champion. “He brings a broad understanding of the resort’s geographic markets as well as Lansdowne’s unique product mix to his new position. We look forward to his strong leadership of this exceptional property.”

David Kohlasch most recently worked with Flik Conference Center Management, in which his responsibilities included overseeing numerous hotels and conference centers located around the United States. His extraordinary success in this role was recognized by the company when he received the 2007 and 2008 “Penta Award,” the highest honor for outstanding success in his position.

Mr. Kohlasch has served as chief operating officer and executive vice president of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. He also served as vice president at the World Trade Center Boston. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kohlasch was director of food & beverage for luxury hotels in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Orlando, Florida.

David Kohlasch is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he earned a Bachelors degree in Hotel Administration. He is an active member of the International Association of Conference Centers, the leading professional organization governing the conference center industry on five continents and the recognized authority on the critical elements of the Total Meeting Experience . Mr. Kohlasch resides in Ashburn, Virginia. 

About Lansdowne Resort
Lansdowne Resort, a AAA Four Diamond Award recipient, is the capital region’s premier, full-service resort. Managed by Benchmark Hospitality International, the resort is set on more than 500 acres of secluded countryside. Lansdowne Resort features 296 guest rooms and 14 suites, a multi-pool aquatic complex, 45-holes of golf, a 45,000-square-foot conference center, six dining facilities and Spa Minérale, a full-service spa. See for details. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 

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 .


Denise Benoit, Director of Marketing
Lansdowne Resort 
703-729-4129 / 703-919-1589-Cell

Also See: Benchmark Hospitality Names Wesley A. Rosati Executive Chef of Lansdowne Resort in Lansdowne, Virginia / September 2009

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