The Woodlands (Houston), Texas — August, 20 2019 — BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Jamie Costa spa director for The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa and a Gemstone Collection property, located in Essex, Vermont. Ron Droegmyer, general manager, made the announcement.

“I am so pleased to welcome Jamie to Benchmark and to The Essex,” said Mr.Droegmyer. “She comes to us with exemplary qualifications and superb experience in spa management, current spa treatments and health trends, and with a keen understanding of the resort market. She is a terrific addition to our team.”

Jamie Costa was previously spa director for Hotel Saranac, a Curio Collection by Hilton property located in Saranac Lake, New York. She assumed the position during the hotel’s preopening phase.

Earlier, Ms. Costa worked in spa operations for resorts in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, New York. She is a graduate of North Country Community College of Saranac Lake, where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She resides in Essex.