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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 18, 2014 - Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Jerome Strack general manager for the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, the historic hotel located near San Diego.  The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is part of Benchmark Hospitality's Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels® brand collection.  Greg Champion, executive vice president & COO, made the announcement.

"It is a pleasure to welcome Jerome to this remarkable and historic property," said Mr. Champion.  "He brings to his new role a keen understanding of all aspects of luxury hospitality and an innate love for the unique equestrian setting of the Inn.  I can't think of a more qualified professional to lead the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe."

Jerome Strack was previously regional director of food & beverage, North America, and regional director of operations, North America, for Warwick International Hotels.  In this position he oversaw six properties in North America and the Caribbean.  Prior to this appointment he served as area general manager for Horizon Hospitality of Palisade, Colorado, where he transitioned the company's boutique hotel to four star status and supervised two additional limited service hotels.

Mr. Strack was vice president and general manager for the Saguaro Ranch Development Corporation of Tucson, Arizona.  He previously held the title of general manager for hotels in Burbank and Los Angeles, and began his US hospitality career in the Front Office.  Prior to this he held positions of increasing responsibility for hotels throughout Europe.

A native of The Netherlands, Jerome Strack is a graduate of the Hotel School Wageningen, Netherlands, where he majored in hospitality administration.  He subsequently furthered his education at Cornell University.  Passionate about horses, Mr. Strack is ideally suited for the equestrian charm of the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.  He and his wife have relocated to Rancho Santa Fe.

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.  To become a fan on Facebook, visit, or follow us on Twitter at

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