BENCHMARK® Names Donna Esparza Director of Sales & Marketing for Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa

/BENCHMARK® Names Donna Esparza Director of Sales & Marketing for Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa

BENCHMARK® Names Donna Esparza Director of Sales & Marketing for Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa

|2019-06-11T21:38:00-04:00June 11th, 2019|

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, June 2019BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Donna Esparza director of sales & marketing for Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located in Lake Arrowhead, California. Geoff Young, Benchmark’s managing director for the resort, made the announcement.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Donna to our resort and to Benchmark,” said Mr. Young. “She comes to us with an outstanding record of sales success and with strong leadership skills, as well as vast experience within the California market.”

Donna Esparza was previously the remarkably successful director of sales and marketing for Marriott Hotels – Riverside, California, where she led her team to significantly exceed sales goals for 2018. She earlier served in the same position for Hyatt Place – Riverside and Hilton Hotels – San Bernardino, California. Ms. Esparza’s career has included numerous important leadership positions in sales, including regional positions, and also within the public relations discipline.

With a degree in marketing and sales leadership, Donna Esparza is a graduate of Sunstone Sales University, as well as the Marriott Sales Leadership program and Master Connections-Mastering Sales Leadership. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious career honors, including the Individual Property Sales Leader of the Year Award for Marriott Franchise Partner – North America; the Director of Sales of the Year Award for Marriott Riverside/Courtyard by Marriott, Riverside (a cluster sales office); the Director of Sales of the Year Award and Most Improved RevPar Index Growth Award for Hyatt Place, Riverside; and the Sales Excellence Award of the Year from Interstate Hotels.

Donna Esparza is a member of Meeting Professionals International, the Society of Government Meeting Planners, and the Religious Conference Meeting Planner Association. She resides in Lake Gregory, California.

About Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa

A Mountain Hideaway. The spirit of Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa is casual luxury in a pristine natural setting. At an elevation of 5,200 feet in a lakeside setting that feels like no other place in Southern California, guests will discover the charming Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, an Autograph Collection Hotel. Our award-winning AAA Four Diamond hotel’s tranquil setting is framed by majestic pines, a private lake and gabled rooftops. Secluded and completely removed from civilization, Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa is just 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Orange County. Awarded “2019 Best Mountain Resort” by California Meetings + Events Magazine.

About Benchmark Resorts & Hotels®

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® features the finest in lodging, dining, recreational and meeting accommodations. Featuring unique and distinctive properties renown for exceptional service and for creating unforgettable memory-making experiences, it is the signature portfolio of BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, which has been a leading US-based hospitality management company for nearly 40 years. Many Benchmark Resort & Hotels' properties are certified by IACC, the association that represents the finest meeting venues and services globally, and many have also been recognized with the coveted Benchmark Conference Centers® certification of meeting excellence. To become a fan on Facebook, visit Follow us on Twitter at, on Instagram at, and on Pinterest at

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