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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Michele Brumblay Director of Catering &
Conference Services at Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Maui

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 2010 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Michele Brumblay as director of catering & conference services for Makena Beach & Golf Resort, located on Maui’s southern shore.  Kelly Lewis, general manager, made the announcement.

“We congratulate Michele on her new position at our resort,” said Mr. Lewis.  “She brings vast knowledge of our market and our property to her new role, which will serve her well as she and her team actively develop and support these important segments of our business.” 

In her new position, Ms. Brumblay is responsible for overseeing catering, weddings and conference services for Makena Beach & Golf Resort.  She comes to her new role with more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including several years within the Maui market.  She previously served as director of sales for the resort.

Previous to joining Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Ms. Brumblay gained important experience on the mainland’s west coast, a key market for Maui, where she held the position of director of catering for the Stanford Court Renaissance Hotel, located in San Francisco.  Prior to this, she has served as director of catering and convention services at the Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort on Maui. 

Makena Beach & Golf Resort is situated on 1,800 acres of the southern shore of Maui in the Makena district of the island. The property offers 310 guestrooms and suites, each featuring private lanais, and commands sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, as well as vistas of Maui's diverse landscape and the 10,000-foot Mt. Haleakala.

The resort also features championship golf on the acclaimed Makena Golf Course, a Robert Trent Jones, Jr., 18-hole course that runs along the Pacific coastline, adjacent to the hotel. With stunning views from nearly every hole, the course is renowned for its ancient Hawaiian rock walls, natural gullies and stream beds, which were incorporated into the course's design.  Makena Beach & Golf Resort is operated by 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 Kelly Lewis General Manager of Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Maui / December 2009

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