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Robert Haislip Appointed Director of Operations at
Benchmark's Lansdowne Resort in Virginia

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2010 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading US-based hospitality management company, has named Robert (Bob) Haislip director of operations for Lansdowne Resort.  The resort is located between historic Leesburg, Virginia, and Washington, DC.  David Kohlasch, Benchmark’s general manager at Lansdowne Resort, made the announcement. 
“I am very pleased to welcome Bob to our resort,” said Mr. Kohlasch.  “He brings important senior-level hotel operations experience to Lansdowne, gained at major properties throughout the United States, as well as a solid food and beverage leadership background.”
Bob Haislip was previously assistant general manager and director of operations for Chateau on the Lake Resort in Branson, Missouri, a Zagat Guide Top 100 Resort.  During his tenure there, Mr. Haislip oversaw the implementation of operational improvements and expanded guest services.  He also assisted in the opening of a luxury spa.  Haislip’s initial position with the property was as food & beverage director.
Mr. Haislip has held operational positions and for many years and served in food & beverage leadership assignments for much of his hospitality career, working for hotels in San Pedro, California, Minneapolis and New York City.  Earlier in his career he was employed in restaurant and banquets management.
A native of Maryland, Mr. Haislip brings significant knowledge of the greater Washington, DC market to his new position at Lansdowne Resort.  He attended both Montgomery College in Maryland and the University of Maryland, School of Business.  He is relocating to Leesburg, Virginia.
About Lansdowne Resort
Lansdowne Resort, a 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

Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
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Also See: Benchmark Appoints Sam Ackerman Director of Facilities at Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, Virginia / July 2010

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