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Benchmark Hospitality International Names Jordan Mackey
Executive Chef for Hotel Contessa, San Antonio, Texas

A Benchmark Hotel

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas,
June 2013Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading US-based hospitality management company, has named Jordan Mackey executive chef of Hotel Contessa.   Les Utley, general manager for the property, a Benchmark Hotel® located in the heart of downtown San Antonio on the Riverwalk, made the announcement.
"We are pleased to welcome Jordan to Hotel Contessa and Las Ramblas restaurant," said Mr. Utley.  "His talent and creativity as an acclaimed chef, coupled with his extensive experience in food and beverage management and operations, will make him an integral member of our culinary team."
Chef Mackey was previously the executive chef and food and beverage director for the River Terrace Inn and Restaurant Cuvee in Napa, California.  He has held similar positions at resorts in Florida and Washington.
Jordan Mackey is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute in Essex, Vermont, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management and his Associates Degree in Culinary Arts.  He resides in San Antonio.


About Hotel Contessa
Nestled in the heart of downtown San Antonio on the banks of the famed River Walk, the AAA Four Diamond Hotel Contessa reflects the rich heritage of 20th century Spain, embracing its unique architecture, hospitality and cuisine.  The 12-story hotel features 265 luxurious suites, 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a Woodhouse Day Spa, fitness center and a heated, outdoor rooftop swimming pool.  It's signature, award-winning restaurant, Las Ramblas, features authentic Spanish Mediterranean cuisine, while the hip Cork Bar offers an array of signature, hand-crafted cocktails and scenic outdoor patio overlooking the River Walk.  Hotel Contessa was also ranked by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the 'Top 100 Hotels in the World' on the publication's coveted Gold List for 2012.  Hotel Contessa is managed by Benchmark Resorts & Hotels™ and is located at 306 W. Market Street.  For reservations and information visit or call 866-435-0900.  To become a fan on Facebook visit or follow on Twitter at
About Benchmark Resorts & Hotels®
Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® represents the finest in lodging, dining, recreational and meeting accommodations. Many are certified by the International Association of Conference Centers, the leading professional organization governing the multi-billion dollar conference center industry on five continents, and many have also been recognized with the coveted Benchmark Conference Centers® certification of meeting excellence.  Benchmark Resorts & Hotels deliver highly specialized service that anticipates guests’ needs and ensures a hospitality experience unsurpassed and long remembered.  To become a fan on Facebook, visit, or follow us on Twitter at


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Also See: Benchmark Hospitality International Names Darren Nicholas Director of Food & Beverage for Hotel Contessa, San Antonio, A Benchmark Resorts & Hotels™ Property / March 2013

Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Les Utley General Manager for Hotel Contessa in San Antonio, Texas / December 2012

Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Steven DeFelice as Director of Sales & Marketing for Hotel Contessa in San Antonio, Texas / June 2012

Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Mary Crisman-Portobanco Director of Human Resources for Hotel Contessa, San Antonio, Texas / May 2012

Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Jeff Wardlaw as General Manager for the Hotel Contessa in San Antonio, Texas / February 2012

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