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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas,  June 2016 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Chris Steffich director of operations for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, a Benchmark Resort located in Itasca, Illinois, 30 minutes from the Chicago Loop.  Tom Garcia, vice president and general manager for the resort, made the announcement.

“Chris comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and ‘hands on’ experience, having worked for Benchmark Hospitality International since 2003,” said Mr. Garcia.   He was at Eaglewood from 2005 to 2007 as our assistant food & beverage director, and has an excellent grasp of the unique aspects of our resort and Chicagoland destination.  We congratulate Chris on his promotion.”

Chris Steffich was most recently the director of food & beverage for Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence.  He held the same position for Stonewall Resort, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located in Roanoke, West Virginia.  Earlier in his career he served as a team service leader for Walt Disney, Inc.

Mr. Steffich attended West Virginia University at Morgantown and Fairmont State University of Fairmont, West Virginia. 

About Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Conveniently located just 12 miles west of O'Hare International Airport and 25 miles from downtown Chicago, Eaglewood Resort & Spa is nestled on 104 acres in Itasca, Illinois. Managed by Benchmark Hospitality International, the AAA Four-Diamond resort offers 295 spacious guestrooms and suites featuring walk out balconies showcasing views of our championship golf course.  In addition, Eaglewood offers three distinct dining venues with fine and casual menu options; first-class recreation including a complete health SPA, 18-hole championship golf course, sparkling pool with sundeck, fitness center and six-lane Brunswick Retro Bowling alley; as well as 37,000 square feet of IACC-certified meeting space.  For more information or room reservations call (630) 773-1400, toll free at (877) 285-6150 or visit: http://www.eaglewoodresort.com. Eaglewood Resort & Spa is a Benchmark Hospitality International property. To become a fan on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/EaglewoodResort or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/EaglewoodResort.

About Benchmark Resorts & Hotels®

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® represents the finest in lodging, dining, recreational and meeting accommodations. Many are certified by the IACC, the leading professional organization governing the multi-billion dollar conference center industry on five continents, and many have also been recognized with the coveted Benchmark Conference Centers® certification of meeting excellence.  Benchmark Resorts & Hotels deliver highly specialized service that anticipates guests’ needs and ensures a hospitality experience unsurpassed and long remembered. www.benchmarkresortsandhotels.comTo become a fan on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/BenchmarkResortsandHotels, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BenchmarkHotels.

Contact: Ken Ellens

KenEllens@aol.com / 201-758-2864

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