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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, June 2015 Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Ashley Hawn director of food & beverage for Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa.  Ed Riley, Benchmark’s general manager for the property, which is a Personal Luxury Resort located in Vero Beach, Florida, made the announcement.

“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Ashley to our ocean-side resort and to Benchmark Hospitality,” said Mr. Riley.  “She comes to us with significant leadership experience within food & beverage and a keen understanding of luxury resort operations.  


Ashley Hawn was most recently assistant director of food & beverage for Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa of Manalapan, Florida.  Previous to this position she served as director of food & beverage for Bald Head Island Club, located on the southern-most island of North Carolina.  


Ms. Hawn has held a number of senior management positions throughout her hospitality career, including serving as general manager.  She is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, Charleston, South Carolina.  She is relocating to Vero Beach.


About Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa

The Four Diamond-rated Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa is a 94 guest room luxury resort located directly on one of the highest rated beaches in Florida, according to USA Today. Situated on the Treasure Coast, the resort boasts award-winning dining at the on-site Wave Kitchen & Bar, as well as the internationally-recognized SPA at Costa d’Este. Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa is privately owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan and managed by Benchmark Hospitality International. 

About Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels®

Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels® includes unique hand-picked properties in spectacular U.S. destinations coast to coast. Each hotel and resort delivers personal luxury in a spirit true to its own distinctive locale, yet in keeping with the collection’s shared mission. They represent a select portfolio of Benchmark Hospitality International®, which has been a leading US-based hospitality management company for over 30 years.  Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels is the preferred choice of guests who yearn for transformation over accommodation, customization over conformity, and inspiration over predictability.  With Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels, luxury is always personal.

Contact: Ken Ellens / 201-758-2864

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