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Darla Cook Named Sales Manager for Cheyenne Mountain Resort
in Colorado Springs, Colorado

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) May, 2011 – Cheyenne Mountain Resort announces the appointment of Darla Cook as the new Sales Manager for the Southeast territory. The recently renovated Cheyenne Mountain Resort, located in one of the most inspiring settings in America, offers great service and an engaging environment for productive meetings and imaginative events at the IACC-certified Cheyenne Mountain Resort and Conference Center.
“We’re excited to welcome Darla back to Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Her unique sales skill set and proven excellence in the industry are huge assets to our team,” said John Branciforte, Director of Sales and Marketing for the resort.
Cook brings more than 22 years of experience in the areas of corporate sales and conference management to the resort where she will handle sales for the Southeast portion of the country. She rejoins Cheyenne Mountain Resort after spending two years at the Double Tree World Arena Hotel, also located in Colorado Springs, as the group sales manager and the BTS sales manager. During her time at Double Tree, Cook consistently exceeded her sales goals and played an essential role in increasing revenue for the hotel. Prior to her time at Double Tree, Cook was responsible for increasing sales growth at Cheyenne Mountain Resort and utilized her passion for sales, booking business and maintaining loyal clients as the conference coordination manager and then as the group sales manager. She was nominated for the 2003 Corporate “CMP” Sales Award and the 2005 Sales Executive of the Year, and she was given the 2004 Bull Dog Sales Award and 2001 Rookie of the Year Award during her tenure at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
About Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Nestled in the shadows of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains lies Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs’ premier four season resort. 316 finely appointed guest rooms and suites featuring Rocky Mountain-inspired décor are arranged in eight residential lodges across Cheyenne Mountain Resort. A vast array of amenities include an 18-hole championship Pete Dye-designed golf course; five swimming pools; tennis and racquetball courts; a health and fitness center; aquatics center and a 35-acre recreation lake. Known for its breathtaking mountain views, exceptional accommodations, fine dining, myriad of activities and comprehensive conference facilities, the AAA Four Diamond Cheyenne Mountain Resort offers the ultimate in Colorado vacationing. For more information, call (800) 428-8886 or visit
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          
Campbell Levy
Turner Public Relations, Inc.
(303) 333-1402

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Also See: Benchmark Hospitality International Completes its $20 Million Resort-Wide Renovation of 316-room Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado / April 2011

Benchmark Hospitality International Announces $20 Million Renovation at Cheyenne Mountain Resort / July 2010

Benchmark Hospitality International’s Cheyenne Mountain Resort Named One of the “Best Companies to Work For in Colorado”; Only Hotel on List / July 2008

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