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Benchmark Hospitality International Names Jim Treadway
Vice Chairman of Benchmark's Advisory Board

Will Continue as General Manager of Bardessono

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2011Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading US-based hospitality management company, has named Jim Treadway vice chairman of the company’s Advisory Board.  Mr. Treadway is the first executive to serve in this newly created position within the growing company.  He will continue in his role as general manager of Bardessono, an exquisite 62-guestroom hotel located in Yountville, Napa Valley, and one of three LEED Platinum Certified Hotels in the world.  Bardessono recently joined Benchmark’s new Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM.   Burt Cabañas, Benchmark’s chairman and CEO, made the made the announcement.
"It is a pleasure to welcome Jim to his new role within our company," said Mr. Cabañas.  "He was instrumental in the development of the extraordinary Bardessono, as well as several of Benchmark Hospitality's newest Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels.  He will be a tremendous asset to Benchmark's future success, and to that of Bardessono in his continuing role there as general manager."
Jim Treadway was previously chairman of MTM Luxury Lodging, a company he founded and which was recently purchased by Benchmark Hospitality International.  A third generation hotelier, Mr. Treadway's lodging roots began with Treadway Inns in New England.  For 23 years, he was with Westin Hotels & Resorts in South Africa, Norway and the United States.  Jim Treadway was appointed president of Westin North America in 1991, and helped guide its growth into one of the world's major luxury brands. 
Mr. Treadway attended Dartmouth College and graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Hotel Administration.  He previously served in the United States Marine Corps. 
A respected leader in the U.S. hotel industry, Jim Treadway has been a frequent speaker at major industry events.  He has guest lectured at Cornell, Florida State University, Washington State University, Nova University, and the University of Washington. Treadway is a former board and executive committee member of AH&LA and the Seattle CVB, as well as past president of the Washington State Hotel and Lodging Association.  He is also a founding member of Seattle's Lodging Roundtable, and is past Chairman of the Board of IndeCorp, later rebranded as the Preferred Hotel Group.  Mr. Treadway resides in Napa Valley with his family.
About The Bardessono
The Bardessono opened in February 2009 with 62 guest rooms, restaurant and spa in Yountville, California, the heart of the Napa Valley. It is LEED Platinum Certified and the greenest, luxury hotel in the world. We pledge to care for an uncommon set of priorities: for the environment, for each other, for our guests, for the property and for the community nearby. Together, these priorities represent a vision for unprecedented and attentive service.  Part of Benchmark Hospitality International’s new Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM, Bardessono is currently ranked #1 in America by TripAdvisor in the category of "best relaxation and spa" and #5 in the world.  
About Benchmark’s Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM
Benchmark Hospitality’s Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM represents a hand-picked group of luxury properties, each in coveted locations and infused with its own spirited personality and style.  This collection of distinctive hotels and resorts is the preferred choice of guests who yearn for transformation over accommodation, customization over conformity, and inspiration over predictability.  Our focus is on building personal relationships with a genuine understanding of what that personal touch should be for each and every guest, turning an ordinary hotel stay into an experience that elevates the spirit and delivers the unexpected.  Luxury is personal.
About Benchmark Hospitality International
Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM.  The independent company, launched in 1980, is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations.  Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston. Benchmark Hospitality is also a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers.  The company's eastern regional office is in New Jersey, western regional office is in Washington, with international offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark's properties and additional information, visit


For Benchmark Hospitality International
Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 


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