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Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Ed Riley as General Manager
for Costa d'Este Beach Resort in Vero Beach, Florida

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, June 13, 2012
Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Ed Riley general manager for Costa d’Este Beach Resort, located oceanside in Vero Beach, Florida.  Costa d’Este Beach Resort is part of Benchmark Hospitality’s Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM.  Greg Champion, Benchmark’s chief operating officer, made the announcement

“I am very pleased to welcome Ed to Benchmark Hospitality and to Costa d’Este Beach Resort,” stated Mr. Champion.  “He brings significant experience in luxury hospitality to his new role, and we look forward to his successful leadership of this extraordinary resort.”

Previously, Ed Riley was general manager of the Harbor Hotel on Lake Seneca in Watkins Glen, New York.  During his tenure there the property achieved Four Diamond Award status.  Mr. Riley has also owned and operated The West Dover Inn, an historic Vermont property, which he successfully repositioned as one of the leading destinations its market.

Earlier Riley served as vice president and general manager of Hampshire Hospitality Group.  He has also previously held leadership positions at the Equinox, The Fountainbleau Miami Beach and The Copley Plaza.

Ed Riley is a graduate of Western New England College, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.  He is relocating to the Vero Beach area.

About Costa d’Este Beach Resort
Costa d’Este Beach Resort opened on Vero Beach in June 2008. The chic beachfront property redefined style, comfort and luxury on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Stylish accommodations, contemporary Cuban-fusion cuisine and discreetly attentive service, coupled with an intimate bi-level spa, fully equipped gym and stunning infinity edge pool satisfy the most discerning world travelers. Costa d’Este is owned by the internationally acclaimed recording artist/producer couple Gloria and Emilio Estefan and is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International. For more information, visit or call toll-free 877-562-9919.

About Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM
Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM represents a hand-picked group of 14 luxurious properties, in spectacular U.S. destinations coast to coast and off shore.  Each hotel and resort delivers personal luxury in a spirit true to its own distinctive locale, yet in unison with the collection’s shared mission. A division of Benchmark Hospitality International, for 30 years a leading US-based hospitality management company, and led by a proven and seasoned team of award-winning luxury hospitality professionals, Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM is the preferred choice of guests who yearn for transformation over accommodation, customization over conformity, and inspiration over predictability.  With Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM, luxury is always 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


Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications

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