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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 20 2013 - Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has announced that for the third time, the Houston Chronicle has named Benchmark one of the Top 100 Privately Held Companies in Houston.  The company placed 31st on the list, up from its 44th place ranking previously.  A company's standing on the Top 100 list is determined by revenues achieved during the previous calendar year.  Benchmark Hospitality International reported $505 million across its management portfolio of 39 properties distributed between two luxury hotel brands:  Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® and Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels® -- each representing the finest in guest-dedicated hospitality in unique destinations throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Japan. 

"It's truly an honor for our company to be on this prestigious list, and in the 31st position," said Burt Cabañas, founder, chairman and CEO of Benchmark Hospitality International.  "Our growth during the past several years has been driven by improved service to our customers through technology and new key positions added in the Home Office.  We expect to continue our growth and look forward to placing even higher on the Top 100 list in the future."

Benchmark Hospitality International is one of the nation's leading privately-held hospitality management companies with hotels and resorts coast-to-coast and internationally.  Benchmark employs more than 6,000 hospitality professionals worldwide.

Benchmark Hospitality International was founded in 1980 by Burt Cabañas, a recognized leader within the hospitality industry, and is based in The Woodlands north of Houston.  The company began as a subsidiary of The Woodlands Corporation, a subsidiary of Mitchell Energy & Development Corp. of Houston, managing and marketing resorts, conference centers and hotels.  Mr. Cabañas purchased the company in a leveraged buy-out in 1986.

The Houston Chronicle is one of the nation's leading newspapers and the largest daily paper in Texas.  For a complete listing of the Houston Chronicle's Top 100 Privately Held Companies in Houston, visit:

About Benchmark Hospitality International®

Benchmark Hospitality International® is a recognized global leader in the management and marketing of resorts, hotels and conference centers.  The company's two distinctive portfolios of properties, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® and Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels®, represent the finest in guest-dedicated hospitality in unique destinations across the United States, in the Caribbean and Japan.  As a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers, Benchmark Conference Centers® maintain the highest standards for certification in meeting excellence.  Benchmark Hospitality was launched in 1980 as an independent company and today operates worldwide from offices in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, and regional offices in New Jersey, Washington State, Japan and Chile.  For additional company information visit  To become a fan on Facebook, visit, or follow us on Twitter at

Contact: Ken Ellens, KEN ELLENS COMMUNICATIONS / 201-758-2864

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