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Stonehouse Capital, New Owners of Maine’s Iconic Spruce Point Inn, to Honor and Celebrate Historic Asset

Spruce Point Inn | March 1, 2019

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 1, 2019 … A landmark and a legend for more than a century, the historic Spruce Point Inn resort in Boothbay Harbor has reigned for years as the choice of discerning travelers and is independently ranked as one of the "best resorts in New England." New ownership and management aim to extend that legacy. The owners of Spruce Point Inn have concluded the sale of the property to Stonehouse Capital; and after careful consideration, Stonehouse Capital has engaged BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, to operate Spruce Point Inn as part of their Gemstone Collection. "Stonehouse Capital is ho...

Construction Set for the $91 Delta by Marriott Hotel and Watters Creek Convention Center in Allen, Texas in 2018

Altera Development | April 12, 2017

ALLEN, Texas, April 12, 2017 -- A new four-star, full service Delta by Marriott Hotel and attached convention center will open in Allen in late 2018. Altera development recently closed on the property, located on the northwest corner of U.S. 75 and Bethany Drive. Construction on the $91 million facility will begin later this month. The project will feature 300 guest rooms, 90,000 square feet of flexible convention, ballroom, and meeting space and 1,000 parking spaces, making it one of the largest facilities of its kind in North Texas. Located steps away from mixed-use center Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, visitors will enjoy easy acc...

Five Benchmark Executive Chefs Infused the Future with a Cross-Country Culinary Adventure at the James Beard House

December 28, 2016

New York, New York, December 2016 … Five top chefs and a noted sommelier from BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, celebrated their takes on Regional American Cuisine at the legendary James Beard House in New York City earlier this month. The dinner's theme, "A Cross-Country Culinary Adventure", introduced a range of innovative dishes that blended a multitude of distinctive flavors, hearkening the recent joining and infusion of Benchmark and Gemstone, creating two extraordinary new resort and hotel portfolios: Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and the Gemstone Collection. Featured executive chefs representing signature Benc...

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts Join Together

July 11, 2016

New Company Operates 58 Independent Properties in US and Internationally The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 11, 2016 Benchmark Hospitality International® and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, a Gencom affiliate, both recognized global leaders in the management and marketing of resorts, hotels and conference centers, announce that Benchmark and Gemstone have joined together to create a portfolio of 58 unique and distinctive properties with 10,000 staff members across the globe. "This merger was a natural fit," explains Benchmark Hospitality International CEO Alex Cabañas. "Not only do we share a similar focus on...

Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Bill Lee, General Manager, and Tony Aslanian, Director of Sales & Marketing at The Grove Resort &

The Grove Resort & Spa | July 1, 2016

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2016 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Bill Lee as general manager and Tony Aslanian as director of sales and marketing for The Grove Resort & Spa, an all-suite hotel located just minutes from Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida. The Grove Resort & Spa is scheduled to open its first phase this November with 184 of its 878 two- and three-bedroom residential-style guest suites. The Grove's professional sales team was also announced. The Grove Resort & Spa is part of the prestigious Benchmark Resorts &am...

Benchmark Hospitality International Names Chris Steffich Director of Operations for Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Eaglewood Resort & Spa | June 29, 2016

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, June 2016 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Chris Steffich director of operations for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, a Benchmark Resort located in Itasca, Illinois, 30 minutes from the Chicago Loop. Tom Garcia, vice president and general manager for the resort, made the announcement. "Chris comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and 'hands on' experience, having worked for Benchmark Hospitality International since 2003," said Mr. Garcia. He was at Eaglewood from 2005 to 2007 as our assistant food & beverage director, and has an ex...

James Beard Foundation & Benchmark Hospitality International Open Applications for the 2016 Bob Zappatelli Culinary Arts Scholarship

Benchmark Hospitality International | April 28, 2016

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, April 2016 … Benchmark Hospitality International®, in partnership with the James Beard Foundation, announces applications are open to culinary students domestically and globally for the 2016 Bob Zappatelli Culinary Arts Scholarship. The scholarship fund was established by Burt Cabañas, founder & chairman of Benchmark Hospitality International, in 2009 to celebrate the memory and culinary legacy of Bob Zappatelli, the company's beloved first vice president of food & beverage. Applications for the scholarship will remain open through May 15, 2016. "Bob loved the culinary arts, and ...

Benchmark Hospitality International Names Tom Faust Vice President, Sales

Benchmark Hospitality International | March 15, 2016

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2016 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has appointed Thomas Faust vice president, sales. In this role, Mr. Faust will oversee the company's global sales initiatives, as well as Benchmark's Personal Luxury- and Benchmark Resorts-properties throughout Florida, in San Antonio and on the Caribbean island of Curacao. Ted Davis, Benchmark Hospitality's chief sales & marketing officer, made the announcement. "It is a true pleasure to welcome Tom to Benchmark," said Mr. Davis. "His broad and highly successful industry experience and extens...


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