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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, December 20, 2013 - Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Jeff Livingston director of sales & marketing for Chaminade Resort & Spa, a Benchmark Resort® located in Santa Cruz, California, featuring majestic views of Monterey Bay.  Kevin Herbst, Benchmark's general manager at the resort, made the announcement.


"It is such a pleasure to welcome Jeff to Chaminade and to Benchmark Hospitality," said Mr. Herbst.  "His track record of success in hotel sales and marketing will be invaluable to our resort, as will his vast knowledge of the west coast marketplace.  A surfer in his spare time, Jeff will enjoy Santa Cruz, the original surf capital of the west!"

Jeff Livingston was previously director of sales for L'Auberge Del Mar, located in Del Mar, California.  Mr. Livingston experienced significant success during his tenure at the resort and its sister property, Estancia La Jolla, receiving several promotions and serving at times as associate director of sales as well as national sales manager.  Earlier in his career he held sales positions of increasing responsibility for major-brand hotels and resorts.  

Mr. Livingston is a multiple winner of the Chairman's Club and the President's Club for sales achievement.  He is a graduate of the California State University of Chico where he earned his degree in Resort and Lodging Management.  He resides in Santa Cruz with his family.

About Chaminade Resort & Spa

Chaminade Resort & Spa,, offers world-class hospitality on the California Coast. Built high on a bluff, the mission-style luxury resort commands a panoramic view of the Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Chaminade's superior location offers a sense of peaceful seclusion only minutes from world-renowned golf, beaches and downtown Santa Cruz. The remarkable setting combined with the renowned quality and personalized service of Benchmark Hospitality International keeps guests coming back time and time again. At Chaminade, our goal is to exceed the expectations of guests during their stay at one of the finest conference resorts in the Bay Area.

About Benchmark Resorts & Hotels®

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® represents the finest in lodging, dining, recreational and meeting accommodations. Many are certified by the International Association of Conference Centers, 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.  To become a fan on Facebook, visit, or follow us on Twitter at

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