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Benchmark Names S. Drew Toth Director of Sales & Marketing for the
Villas of Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Florida

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 2010 … Benchmark Hospitality International has named S. Drew Toth director of sales and marketing for the Villas of Grand Cypress, the golf resort located in Orlando, Florida.  Ted Davis, vice president sales and marketing for the leading privately held hospitality management company, made the announcement. 

"We welcome Drew to the Villas of Grand Cypress and to Benchmark Hospitality International,” said Mr. Davis.  “He brings important experience within the Florida and luxury markets to his new role, and we’re pleased to have him on our sales and marketing team.”

Drew Toth previously held the position of regional director – Florida for Destination Hotels & Resorts.  In this role he oversaw the marketing, sales and public relations programming for the Intercontinental Tampa and The Shores Resort & Spa of Daytona Beach, significantly increasing overall revenues and RevPar for each property despite challenging market conditions.

Mr. Toth has served as senior vice president – Washington, DC, for Associated Luxury Hotels International, representing 100 four and five star resorts worldwide and overseeing group sales within the MidAtlantic and the Southern United States.

Toth gained off shore experience working for the Westin Rio Mar Beach Golf Resort & Spa, a destination resort in Puerto Rico where he held the title of vice president sales and marketing.  Prior to this position he was vice president – east coast operations for Helms Briscoe, the global site selection and meeting services company. 

Drew Toth is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, where he earned his Bachelors in Business Administration degree.  He is a member of Meeting Professionals International, the Professional Convention Management Association, and American Society of Association Executives. 

About the Villas of Grand Cypress

The Villas of Grand Cypress is a Four-Diamond property located in the Lake Buena Vista area of Orlando, adjacent to Walt Disney World and just minutes from Universal Studios and Sea World.  A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the property is part of a 1,500-acre resort complex that includes the Villas of Grand Cypress, which features 146 elegantly-appointed accommodations comprised of Club Suites and one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with full kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms.  The resort also offers guests a variety of dining alternatives.  The award-winning Executive Meeting Center at the Villas of Grand Cypress provides 7,200 square feet of distinctive conference and event function space, as well as meeting support services.  This space increases to 10,400 square feet in season, which includes an elegant air-conditioned pavilion.  Widely-acclaimed as offering one of the nation’s most inspired golf experiences, the resort’s Grand Cypress Golf Club features 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf with varying degrees of play difficulty.  The Villas of Grand Cypress is 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 Adds The Villas of Grand Cypress Resort, Orlando, Florida, to its Portfolio / November 2009

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