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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Rachel Tandy Manager
 of the Spa and Fitness Center at Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, Illinois

ITASCA, Ill. (Feb. 1, 2011) – Rachel Tandy,  40,  has been appointed manager of the spa and fitness center at Eaglewood Resort & Spa, it was recently announced by Charles H.D. Reece, CRDE, general manager of the property.   
Prior to joining the Eaglewood team, Tandy served as regional director of operations for Premier Salons, Inc., the largest operator of appointment-based salons and spas in the United States with more than 300 salons and spas across four brands:  Halcyon Days Salons and Spas, Premier Salons at Macy’s, Sears Hair Studio, and Winston’s Barbershop. With Premier Salons, Tandy was responsible for the operations of 19 spas and salons in three states.  
She also served as spa director with regional oversight for Spa Chakra at the Palmer House Hilton and the Conrad Indianapolis.  Spa Chakra was an international network of hotel-based spas, located in prestigious hotels throughout the United States. 
Tandy has also held the position as spa/club director for The Spa at Healthscape/McDonald’s Healthscape Fitness Center, Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook, Ill.  She began her career at The Meadow Club, Rolling Meadows, Ill., as fitness manager.  
“Rachel is a welcome addition to the spa,” said Reece.  “Her extensive background in spa and fitness operations, coupled with her strong commitment to guest satisfaction and desire to enhance the spa-goers experience is sure to be an asset to the spa and the property overall.” 
Tandy holds a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY and currently resides in Northwest suburban Chicago.  

About Eaglewood Resort & Spa       
Eaglewood Resort & Spa is located at 1401 Nordic Rd., in Itasca, Ill.  A AAA Four-Diamond resort, the property features 295 spacious guest rooms and suites, a selection of fine & casual dining options; first-class recreation including an 18-hole championship golf course, as well as 37,000 square feet of IACC-certified meeting space and a complete health spa.  Eaglewood is strategically located on 106 acres in northwest suburban Chicagoland, 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 visit  Eaglewood Resort & Spa is a Benchmark 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

Andrea Schnorr
Carson Stoga Communications


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Also See: Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Rhonda Lasee Director of Conference Services for Eaglewood Resort & Spa / September 2010

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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