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Benchmark Hospitality International Names Tom Purcell Controller
at Costa d’Este Beach Resort, Vero Beach, Florida

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, June 2012 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Tom Purcell controller for Costa d’Este Beach Resort in Vero Beach, Florida.  Costa d’Este Beach Resort is a part of Benchmark Hospitality’s Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM.  Ed Riley, Benchmark’s general manager at the resort, made the announcement
“It is a pleasure to welcome Tom to Costa d’Este,” stated Mr. Riley.  “He brings important experience in finance and accounting to his new role at our resort and we look forward to his active involvement in our property’s leadership team.
Tom Purcell was most recently a consultant with the Pyramid Hotel Group in Daytona Beach.  He was previously director of finance for Hilton Hotels Corporation and Pyramid Hotel Group, responsible for properties in metropolitan Washington, DC.  Mr. Purcell has also served in financial accounting positions for the Millennium Broadway in New York City and for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Purcell earned his MBA in Finance at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and his BS in Business Administration from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.   He is relocating to Vero Beach.
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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