The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2016 … Benchmark Hospitality International has been named to the prestigious “Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Houston Elite Winners List” for 2016. The distinctive award competition is presented annually by the National Association for Business Resources.

“It is truly an honor for us to receive this award, and to be a part of this important list,” said Alex Cabañas, CEO of Benchmark Hospitality. “It is an endorsement of the importance we as a company place on our employees, on our work enviroment, and on Benchmark’s unique ‘Be the Difference’ service culture. This award is shared by all of our employees worldwide!”

The elite Houston companies on the 2016 List represent the best practices in human resources programming, according to the National Association for Business Resources. Winners are selected based on their overall high scores and then named to the Elite Winners List in their respective category. Nominated companies were assessed by reviewing a number of key measures in each category, with each company’s entry evaluated by an independent research firm.

“It is with the highest regard that these Elite winners were chosen this year. We are proud to provide an opportunity for Houston companies to showcase all they offer to their employees,” said Jennifer Kluge, president of the National Association of Business Resources. “The select companies on the 2016 Elite List acknowledge employees with competitive compensation and benefits; they place emphasis on communication, work-life balance, diversity, community initiatives, as well as other important factors.”

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, a program of the National Association of Business Resources, is presented annually in several markets: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco and Nationally. Visit

Benchmark Hospitality International’s signature brand portfolio, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, recently completed a successful merger with Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, both recognized global leaders in the management and marketing of resorts, hotels and conference centers. The new company has 58 unique and distinctive properties domestically and internationally with 8000 rooms and 10,000 staff members globally. The epic merger of these two legendary hotel companies has created the industry’s most vibrant and robust experiential and lifestyle-centric portfolio.