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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, November 2018 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has appointed Stuart Race executive chef for Delta Hotels - Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property currently under construction in the city of Allen, Texas, north of Dallas.  The full-service hotel and convention center will open in January of next year.  Stacy T. Martin, managing director, made the announcement.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Stuart to our hotel and convention center,” said Ms. Martin.  “He brings exceptional experience and success across several properties to his new position. We look forward to his leadership of our culinary team.”

Stuart Race comes to his new position with extensive experience with large meeting and event properties. He was previously executive chef for the Sheraton Dallas Hotel and Convention Center. Chef Race has also served as executive chef for the Phoenix Convention Center, the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers and the Westin Galleria Dallas.

Mr. Race is a recipient of the City and Guilds of London Institute Chefs Certificate. Several properties that Chef Race has been executive chef of have received Hotel Restaurant of the Year awards. A dual citizen of the United States and Australia, where he began his culinary career, Mr. Race is a Green Belt, Six Sigma. He resides in Dallas.

About Delta Hotels by Marriott

One of North America’s leading four-star brands, Delta Hotels provides guests with exactly what they need for a seamless travel experience.  With more than 38 locations in gateway cities throughout Canada and the United States, guests will discover Delta’s distinct style of simple made perfect.  The brand’s invitingly familiar rooms, free Wi-Fi and convenient dining options, offer travelers a comfortable and stylish place to stay.  Delta Hotels was acquired by Marriott International in April 2015. Delta Hotels is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards®, in which members can link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer For more information or reservations visit www.marriott.com. 

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.  www.benchmarkresortsandhotels.com.  To become a fan on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/BenchmarkResortsandHotels  Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BenchmarkHotels, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/benchmarkresortsandhotels, and on Pinterest at  www.pinterest.com/benchmarkhotels

Contact: Ken Ellens

KenEllens@aol.com / 201-758-2864

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