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Following Merger, Benchmark and Gemstone Unveil a New Company, New Identity and Four Distinct Brands

BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company | September 23, 2016

Formerly Benchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, Now "BENCHMARK", a global hospitality company The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 23, 2016 … Following a landmark merger of Benchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, the collective company has launched an expanded organization and portfolio, new corporate identity, and four distinct brands. The launch of the combined, iconic companies, to be known as "BENCHMARK", a global hospitality company, will include over 70 unique and distinctive hotels, resorts and conference centers, 8,000 guestrooms, 10,000 employees and a c...

Benchmark Hospitality International Names Brianna Miles Recipient of the Bob Zappatelli Culinary Arts Scholarship

September 14, 2016

Presented annually with the James Beard Foundation, New York The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 2016 … Benchmark Hospitality International® has announced the recipient of the Bob Zappatelli Culinary Arts Scholarship. The winner is Brianna Miles, a student at the Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, where she is studying for her Associates Degree in Baking & Pastry Management. Ms. Miles is also an active member of the Army National Guard. The scholarship, launched in 2009 in partnership with the James Beard Foundation in New York City, celebrates the life and legacy of Benchmark Hospitality's fi...

Construction and Renovations Underway on Historic Natirar Mansion to Anchor New Somerset Hills Resort

September 14, 2016

Peapack-Gladstone, NJ, September 2016---A vision is realized and a legend reborn, as construction begins at the historic Natirar Mansion, located within the 500-acre estate, set in the Somerset Hills. The celebrated forty-room Tudor mansion, completed in 1912, is being painstakingly restored to its palatial splendor with the addition of an opulent new ballroom being built adjacent to the mansion. This stunning new venue for gala events and exclusive meetings will open and be available in June 2017. The restored mansion and new ballroom will be the centerpiece of a singular new resort and private club complex. Designed to become one of t...

Culinary, Outdoor, Adventure Activities Lead Corporate Teambuilding Trends for Newly Merged Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, Gemstone Hotels & Resorts

September 13, 2016

Global Portfolio of Resorts, Hotels and Conference Centers Track Group Trends in 2016 The Woodlands (Houston), Texas (September 2016) – The newly merged Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts report a collection of teambuilding trends from across the company's diverse portfolio of resorts, hotels, and conference centers. Topping the list: destination-influenced culinary, outdoor, and adventure activities that encourage group participation, challenge individuals, and inspire collaborative efforts. CULINARY Hawaii's Turtle Bay Resort draws groups with authentic food and drink experiences, such as their Huki...

Benchmark Hospitality International Named to 2016 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® Elite Winner Awards List

July 29, 2016

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2016 … Benchmark Hospitality International has been named to the prestigious "Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Houston Elite Winners List" for 2016. The distinctive award competition is presented annually by the National Association for Business Resources. "It is truly an honor for us to receive this award, and to be a part of this important list," said Alex Cabañas, CEO of Benchmark Hospitality. "It is an endorsement of the importance we as a company place on our employees, on our work enviroment, and on Benchmark's unique 'Be the Difference' service culture. This award is s...

Chris Steffich, Director of Operations for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Receives the 2016 Bob Zappatelli Award for Culinary Excellence

July 28, 2016

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2016 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced that Chris Steffich, director of operations for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, is the recipient of the 2016 Bob Zappatelli Award for Culinary Excellence. Eaglewood Resort & Spa is a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels-brand property located in the Chicago market. Benchmark Hospitality International announced the merger of Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts earlier this month. Benchmark Hospitality presents the Bob Zappatelli Award for Culinary Excellence each year in memory of Mr. Zappatelli, who was the company...

Kirk Jones Promoted to Chief Financial Officer of Benchmark Hospitality International

July 15, 2016

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 15, 2016 … Alex Cabañas, chief executive officer of Benchmark Hospitality International®, has announced that Kirk Jones has been promoted to chief financial officer of the recognized global leader in the management and marketing of resorts, hotels and conference centers. The company's Benchmark Resorts & Hotels-brand portfolio merged with Gemstone Hotels & Resorts this past Monday, bringing the total number of properties managed to 58. Mr. Jones was previously senior vice president of finance for Benchmark Hospitality. "On behalf of our newly joined management team, I c...

New Meeting Package, Technical Innovations, Unique Teambuilding Programs, Refreshed Guestrooms & Conference Space

Doral Arrowwood Resort | July 7, 2016

Mark the Summer Conference Season at Doral Arrowwood Rye Brook, New York, July 2016 …Legendary Doral Arrowwood, the New York metro area's top resort, is ready for the summer conference season with a new meeting package, next-generation technology, 110,000 additional square feet of space, refreshed guestrooms and an inspiring new teambuilding program from True North Team Building LLC. These innovations were launched by Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, which added the award-winning property to its Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio last September. The packages offered a...


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