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Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Suya Davenport as Director of Sales & Marketing
for the 124-room ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa in Miami Beach, Florida

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 25, 2012
Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has appointed Suya Davenport director of sales & marketing for ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa, the luxury property situated oceanside in Miami Beach, Florida.  Rikki Boparai, Benchmark’s general manager, made the announcement.

“I am so pleased to welcome Suya to ONE Bal Harbour,” said Mr. Boparai.  “I had the pleasure of working with her previously in Naples, where she actively grew our business originating from multiple market segments, adding significantly to the success of our resort.  Suya knows the Florida market very well, and we look forward to her leadership of our sales and marketing team here in Miami Beach.”

Suya Davenport was previously director of sales & marketing for Naples Bay Resort, Benchmark Hospitality’s luxurious property that envelops a marina in Naples, Florida.   Prior to joining Benchmark, Ms. Davenport served as executive director of the Lee County Visitors & Convention Bureau in Fort Myers, which under her leadership received three Flagler Awards by VISIT FLORIDA and a Destiny Award from the US Travel Association.  Earlier in her career, Davenport served in sales leadership positions at major luxury-brand hotels and resorts on both coasts of Florida and in the Caribbean.

Suya Davenport graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing degree.  She had earlier earned her Associate of Arts in Business Administration degree from Edison Community College in Fort Myers.  Ms. Davenport is relocating to Miami.

About ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa

ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa towers above 750-feet of pristine oceanfront and presents a selection of 124 ocean-view rooms. Guests access their rooms through semi-private elevators and, once inside, enjoy spacious floor plans and first-class appointments like European wood cabinetry and granite countertops, free-standing tubs in bathrooms with 10-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Atlantic Ocean and inlet, and living spaces that flow on to large panoramic terraces with unparalleled views. In-room amenities include 42” flat-screen TV’s with BOSE® SoundSpace surround sound, in-mirror televisions in the bathroom, 24-hour room service, twice daily housekeeping, and feathertop mattresses draped in luxurious 350-thread-count bedding, among others. Other noteworthy hotel amenities include a secluded beachfront pool area furnished with chairs and umbrellas, and staffed with beach and pool attendants for food and beverage service, a grouping of private cabanas with individual hot tubs for an intimate lounging experience in the garden area for relaxed travelers, and beachside water sports for active adventure-seekers, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center. Pet amenities are also available with ONE Bal Harbour’s Pawcierge service as well.

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

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Also See: Benchmark Hospitality Names Ana Fonseca as Director of Sales & Marketing for the 124-room ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa in Miami Beach, Florida / March 2012

Benchmark Hospitality Promotes Jacqueline Humes to Area Director of Finance; Responsible for both the 124-room ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa, Miami Beach and the 160-room Marenas Resort, Sunny Isles Beach, North Miami in Florida / March 2012

Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Kanwaljeet 'Rikki' Boparai as General Manager for the 124-room ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa in Miami Beach, Florida / February 2012

Benchmark Hospitality International Adds the 124-room ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa in Miami Beach, Florida to its Management Portfolio / November 2011

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