The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, August 2016 … The newly merged Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, recognized global leaders in the management and marketing of resorts, hotels and conference centers, have named Robert Schneider, CRME, regional director of revenue management for a portion of the group’s Florida cluster. Mr. Schneider will be based at The Grove Resort & Spa – the 878 room all-suite hotel opening January 9, 2017, just minutes from Walt Disney World® Resort. He will have additional responsibility with Marenas Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach and the Villas of Grand Cypress, also in Orlando. Bill Lee, The Grove’s general manager, made the announcement.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Robert to both our resort and regional team,” said Mr. Lee. “He is a seasoned hotel executive who has extensive experience within and a keen understanding of our market, as well as a strong background in maximizing revenue opportunities.”

Mr. Schneider is a veteran of the hospitality industry with nearly three decades of leadership experience. As the regional director of revenue management, he will orchestrate overall pricing and selling strategy for The Grove, Marenas Beach Resort, and Villas of Grand Cypress, specifically establishing and maintaining effective and rationale pricing strategies for rooms and function space. Mr. Schneider will also be instrumental in the development, implementation, and monitoring of all profit and cost centers by assigning benchmarks against the company standard.

Robert Schneider was previously with Gaylord Hotels, where he most recently served as director of group strategy for the 1,406-room Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, located in Kissimmee, Florida. Earlier, he held the title of director revenue management for the 2,884-room Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and also for the 1,406-room Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.

Mr. Schneider is a graduate of Tulane University and the University of Central Florida where he earned his Bachelor’s degrees in Business & Hotel Management and Psychology, respectively. He received his Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Central Florida. Robert Schneider and his family reside in the Orlando area.