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Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Steven DeFelice as Director
of Sales & Marketing for Hotel Contessa in San Antonio, Texas

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, June, 27, 2012
Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has appointed Steven DeFelice director of sales & marketing for Hotel Contessa , located on the famed Riverwalk in San Antonio.  Ted Davis, Benchmark’s senior vice president sales & marketing, made the announcement.

“I’m pleased to welcome Steven to Benchmark Hospitality and to Hotel Contessa,” said Mr. Davis.  “He comes to his new position with exceptional sales leadership experience in diverse markets, and important first-hand knowledge of the San Antonio destination.”

Steven DeFelice was previously director of sales and marketing for Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, a Hyatt flagship property located in Santa Fe.  Prior to that, Mr. DeFelice was the director of sales and marketing for the Hyatt Regency in San Antonio.  He has also held sales & marketing positions for other major hospitality brands at properties located in New Orleans, Phoenix, and Point Clear, Alabama.

DeFelice is a graduate of the University of South Carolina-Columbia.  He is the recipient of several honors throughout his career, including Sales Leader of the Year and Sales Team of the Year.  Mr. DeFelice is relocating to San Antonio.

About Hotel Contessa
Celebrating the region’s unmatched storied heritage as a fusion of cultures, Hotel Contessa pays homage to the best of San Antonio, incorporating modern interpretations of its unique architecture, hospitality, cuisine and lifestyle.  The 240,000-square-foot, 12-story hotel features 10,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities, a dedicated fitness center, full-service spa and rooftop swimming pool, as well as a gourmet restaurant and lounge that give leisure and business travelers a true taste of the new San Antonio.  Hotel Contessa embodies Benchmark Hospitality’s thirty years of innovation and excellence in the operation and development of premium hotels, resorts and conference centers.  The property is located at 306 W. Market Street.  For more information or to make your reservation, please call 210-229-9222 or log onto

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

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