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Benchmark Appoints Sam Ackerman Director of Facilities
at Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, Virginia

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2010 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading US-based hospitality management company, has appointed Matthew Samuel (Sam) Ackerman director of facilities for Lansdowne Resort.  The signature resort is located between Leesburg, Virginia, and Washington, DC.  David Kohlasch, Benchmark’s general manager at the resort, made the announcement. 

“I am delighted to welcome Sam to Lansdowne Resort,” said Mr. Kohlasch.  “He brings significant experience to his new position, in addition to broad knowledge of our resort, having previously served on our engineering team.”

Sam Ackerman most recently worked as director of engineering with Trump International Hotel and Tower in Fort Lauderdale, a property he also helped open.  He held the same title in his first appointment at Lansdowne Resort.

Mr. Ackerman has served in leadership roles within engineering departments for hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada, and on both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida, as well as in Texas.  For a time, he served outside the hospitality industry when he was business manager for a Florida-based general contracting company.  Mr. Ackerman is relocating to Loudoun County, 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 Hospitality International Appoints David Kohlasch General Manager for Lansdowne Resort in Lansdowne, Virginia / June 2010

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