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Benchmark Hospitality International Names Denielle Godwin as
Director of Sales & Catering for Costa d’Este Beach Resort,
a Personal Luxury Resort, in Vero Beach, Florida

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 10, 2013
Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Denielle Godwin director of sales & catering for Costa d’Este Beach Resort.  Ed Riley, general manager for the property, Benchmark’s Personal Luxury Resort® located oceanside in Vero Beach, Florida, made the announcement.

“I am so pleased to have Denielle join our leadership team here at Costa d’Este Beach Resort,” stated Mr. Riley.  “She brings experience and a solid record of sales results to her new position, as well as familiarity with the Florida market.  We welcome her to our resort.”

Denielle Godwin was previously the highly successful director of sales for both the Westgate Resort & Spa of Park City, Utah, and the Westgate River Ranch, located in River Ranch, Florida.  During her tenure with the company, she significantly increased business in both the leisure and group segments.   Prior to this she served in sales leadership positions for properties and travel-related companies located in Utah and California.

Ms. Godwin attended Diablo Valley College.  She resides in 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 & Hotels®
Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels® includes unique hand-picked properties in spectacular U.S. destinations coast to coast. Each hotel and resort delivers personal luxury in a spirit true to its own distinctive locale, yet in keeping with the collection’s shared mission. They represent a select portfolio of Benchmark Hospitality International®, which has been a leading US-based hospitality management company for over 30 years.  Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels is the preferred choice of guests who yearn for transformation over accommodation, customization over conformity, and inspiration over predictability.  With Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels, luxury is always personal.  To become a fan on Facebook, visit, or follow us on Twitter at

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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