BENCHMARK® Names Jamie Costa Spa Director for The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

/BENCHMARK® Names Jamie Costa Spa Director for The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

BENCHMARK® Names Jamie Costa Spa Director for The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

|2019-08-21T12:33:41-05:00August 20th, 2019|

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.

About The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

Set on 18 acres in the scenic Lake Champlain Valley in the foothills of the Green Mountains, The Essex – a Culinary Resort & Spa is easily reached via Interstate 89. The resort is just minutes from Burlington International Airport, and the town of Essex is served by Amtrak’s Vermonter train. The Essex is surrounded by all the attractions of Vermont from skiing, boating and hiking to shopping and antiquing. Guests can enjoy the resort’s full-service spa, fitness center, 18-hole golf course, clay tennis courts, Cook Academy, two restaurants, hiking and biking trails and special services for pets. The Essex also arranges guided family activities, Vermont tours, hot air ballooning and unforgettable team building activities in the Cook Academy.

Contact: Ken Ellens

[email protected]/(201) 758-2864

About GemStone Collection

The Gemstone Collection includes distinctive hand-picked properties in spectacular and popular U.S. destinations coast to coast. Each upscale resort and hotel destination provides highly-personalized service and luxury reflective of the charm and unique character of the destination, while in keeping with the collection’s shared mission and passion for excellence.  A distinguished portfolio of BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, which has been a leading US-based hospitality management company for nearly 40 years, the Gemstone Collection is the preferred choice of guests who yearn for inspiring and transformative experiences, customization over conformity, stimulation over predictability, and adventure over routine. To become a fan on Facebook, visit, or follow us on Twitter at, on Instagram at, and on Pinterest at

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