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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 2019 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Ron Droegmyer general manager for The Essex - Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa, a Gemstone Collection property located in Essex, Vermont. Greg Champion, BENCHMARK's president and COO, made the announcement.

“I am very pleased to welcome Ron to The Essex and to Benchmark,” said Mr.Champion. “He comes to us with broad experience in leading hotels and resorts in multiple markets, and in enhancing sales revenue generation, guest service delivery and employee motivation. He is a terrific choice to lead this resort to new levels of success.”

Ron Droegmyer brings significant leadership experience to The Essex. He was previously general manager for PHM Consulting Limited, where he served on leadership task force assignments at hotels and upscale resorts, including properties on New York City. He earlier held the position of general manager for the Doubletree Fort Lee in New Jersey, the Holiday Inn Secaucus, also in New Jersey, and the Sheraton in Niagara Falls, New York.

 Mr. Droegmyer is a graduate of Florida International University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Hotel Administration. He resides in Essex, Vermont.

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. www.essexresortspa.com.

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. 

www.gemstonehotelcollection.com

Contact: Ken Ellens

KenEllens@aol.com / 201-758-2864

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