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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 2018 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has appointed John Santaniello general manager for Snow King Hotel and Grand View Lodge, both Benchmark Resorts & Hotels properties located in Jackson, Wyoming.  Greg Champion, Benchmark’s president and COO, made the announcement.

“It is a pleasure to welcome John to Benchmark and to these wonderful properties,” said Mr. Champion.  "He comes to us with important experience in leading ski resorts to new levels of business success, both within the ski season and throughout the year.”

John Santaniello brings over 25 years of hospitality industry experience to his new position with Snow King Hotel & Grand View Lodge, spanning the hotel and residential segments of the industry domestically and internationally. He was most recently Managing Director–Hospitality for The Hermitage Club of Wilmington, Vermont. Previous to this Mr. Santaniello served as managing director for the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. He has also held the position of area general manager for the Ritz-Carlton properties in Vail and Bachelor Gulch, Colorado.

Mr. Santaniello is an active member of Hotel, Lodging and Ski Area Associations, speaking at numerous industry events. He graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a Bachelor’s degree in History, and received his MBA with a concentration in Hotel Administration from Cornell University. He has relocated to the Jackson area.

About Snow King Hotel

Snow King Hotel is located in the heart of Jackson Hole at the base of Snow King Mountain, home to Wyoming’s first ski resort. Managed by BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, and part of the prestigious Benchmark Resorts & Hotels brand portfolio, Snow King offers 203 guestrooms as well as over 100 luxury condominiums, just blocks from the historic town square’s antlers arches and less than 15 miles from Jackson Hole Airport and Grand Teton National Park south entrance. Snow King Hotel is the largest full service, year-round resort in the town of Jackson with ski-in, ski-out accommodations, and offers 20,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor space. For more information or guestroom reservations, call (307) 733-5200 or visit www.snowking.com.

About Benchmark Resorts & Hotels®

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® features the finest in lodging, dining, recreational and meeting accommodations.  Featuring unique and distinctive properties renown for exceptional service and for creating unforgettable memory-making experiences, it is the signature portfolio of BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, which has been a leading US-based hospitality management company for nearly 40 years.  Many Benchmark Resort & Hotels' properties are certified by IACC, the association that represents the finest meeting venues and services globally, and many have also been recognized with the coveted Benchmark Conference Centers® certification of meeting excellence.  www.benchmarkresortsandhotels.com.  To become a fan on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/BenchmarkResortsandHotels  Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BenchmarkHotels, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/benchmarkresortsandhotels, and on Pinterest at  www.pinterest.com/benchmarkhotels

Contact: Ken Ellens

KenEllens@aol.com / 201-758-2864

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