The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 2021 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, announces the appointment of Shantesh Patil to the position of home office controller. Kirk Jones, Benchmark’s chief financial officer, made the announcement.

“It is such a pleasure to welcome Shantesh to Benchmark,” said Mr. Jones. “His vast hotel and management company experience will serve our financial team well. He is a terrific addition to Benchmark’s Home Office operations.”

Shantesh Patil brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to Benchmark, previously serving in positions within the Asia, Europe, and North American markets. He was most recently corporate controller for Avalon Hotel Group (F/K/A Ascension Hotels), located in Gonzales, Louisiana. Prior to this, Mr. Patil was affiliated with the landmark Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee. He began his career with Renaissance Goa Resort of Goa, India.

Mr. Patil received his Postgraduate in Hotel & Restaurant Administration with High Honors from University Center Cesar Ritz, Brig, Switzerland. He earned his Bachelor in Hotel Management degree from Bangalore University, Bangalore, India, and his Postgraduate in Sales & Marketing from Bharati Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai, India. Earlier Mr. Patil received a Bachelor of Science from Dharwad University, Dharwad, India.

Shantesh Patil is an honorary Member of Eta Sigma Delta, International Honor Society for academic excellence in Hospitality Management. He resides in Spring, Texas with Madhavi and their two sons.