BENCHMARK® Names Jason Epsenhart Director of Facilities for The Grove Resort Orlando

/BENCHMARK® Names Jason Epsenhart Director of Facilities for The Grove Resort Orlando

BENCHMARK® Names Jason Epsenhart Director of Facilities for The Grove Resort Orlando

|2019-04-29T14:46:21-04:00April 29th, 2019|

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, April 2019 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has appointed Jason Epsenhart director of facilities for The Grove Resort Orlando, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located near Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Bill Lee, general manager, made the announcement.

“It is a great pleasure to welcome Jason to The Grove,” stated Mr. Lee. “He has brought a remarkable background in resort facilities management and engineering to The Grove, which will further our ability to provide first-rate experiences to all of our guests. We are glad to have him as part of our leadership team.”

Jason Epsenhart previously held the position of director of facilities for Pearl River Resort of Choctaw, Mississippi. He has held the same position for Lied Lodge and Conference Center of Nebraska City, Nebraska. Earlier in his career, Mr. Epsenhart was employed in director of engineering positions for properties in National Harbor, Maryland; Orlando, Florida; and Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a graduate of the Education Dynamic Institute in Las Vegas. Mr. Epsenhart has relocated to Orlando.

About The Grove Resort Orlando

The Grove Resort Orlando opened its first phase in March 2017 as an expansive 106-acre hotel destination located just minutes from the west entrance of Walt Disney World®. Set on Lake Austin and amid a portion of Central Florida’s conservation grounds, the resort is a sanctuary from the boisterous pace of the outside world, neighboring theme parks, luxury shopping, and entertainment centers. More than 500 of The Grove’s 878 residential-style suites are currently open – each with a full kitchen, full-size washer and dryer, multiple bathrooms, and screened patio – offering guests all the comforts of home, while the resort’s hearty collection of amenities deliver the luxuries of a full-service resort. Guests enjoy three swimming pools, a selection of watersports at The Grove’s Lake Austin Pier, the intimate Escape Spa, fitness center, a children’s activities area, as well as food and drink options that include the large-scale grab-and-go-style Alfresco Market, the poolside Springs Bar & Grill, and a fusion of Italian, French, and Spanish cuisine at the resort’s main restaurant, Valencia. The Grove’s signature Surfari Water Park opened on March 1, 2018 with two twisting tube slides, a kid’s activity pool, a lazy river stretching almost 700 feet, and a FlowRider® Double surf simulator; its own poolside eatery, Longboard Bar & Grill, opened in April 2018. 6,000 square feet of flexible space is available for weddings, family reunions, and other meetings and special events. The Grove Resort Orlando is managed by Houston, Texas-based BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company. For more information, please visit ; Follow The Grove via and on Twitter and Instagram at @thegroveresort.

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