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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Rhonda Lasee Director of Conference
Services for Eaglewood Resort & Spa Located in Itasca, Illinois

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 2010 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading US-based hospitality management company, has announced the appointment of Rhonda Lasee as director of conference services for Eaglewood Resort & Spa located in Itasca, Illinois, near Chicago.  Charles Reece, general manager, made the announcement.

“I am so pleased to welcome Rhonda to Eaglewood Resort & Spa,” said Mr. Reece.  “She comes to her new position with significant experience in leading catering and convention services departments at a variety of hospitality organizations in multiple markets throughout the Midwest.”

Rhonda Lasee was most recently senior catering manager for Chicago Restaurant Partners, the exclusive catering and food service provider for McCormick Place, the nation’s largest convention center.  She has previously held the positions of director of convention services and / or director of catering at hotels and resorts for major brands in St. Charles and Oak Brook, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri.

Ms. Lasee is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout, located in Menomonie, where she earned her Bachelors degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management.  She currently resides in Aurora, Illinois, with her husband and family.

About Eaglewood Resort & Spa 
Eaglewood Resort & Spa is located at 1401 Nordic Rd., in Itasca, Ill.  A Four-Diamond resort, the property features 295 spacious guestrooms and suites; a selection of fine and casual dining options; first-class recreation including an 18-hole championship golf course; as well as 38,000 square feet of IACC-certified meeting space and a complete health spa. Eaglewood is strategically located on 106 acres in northwest Chicago, just 35 miles from downtown Chicago, and 12 miles west of O'Hare International Airport. For more information about Eaglewood, call (630) 773-1400, toll free at (877) 285-6150 or  Eaglewood Resort & Spa is a Benchmark Hospitality International property.

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 Appoints Sherri Budz Director of Sales for the Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, Illinois / July 2010
Benchmark Hospitality Names Charles Reece General Manager for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, Illinois / August 2008

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