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Cheers to a Year of Thriving – Health and Wellness Trends on the Rise in 2017

Natirar Mansion | January 12, 2017

Over the past year we all saw, and or experienced a steep rise in the popularity of health & wellness. Likely as a direct result of our fast-paced and driven society, many of us find comfort in taking the time to slow down and nurture ourselves. In 2016 we saw the rise of vegan and gluten-free diets, yoga, meditation and high-intensity workouts, spiritual healing such as Reiki, and a shift towards more homeopathic remedies. The health & wellness trends of 2016 will now be giving way to the health & wellness trends of 2017, and we've done the research to present you predictions of just what those will be! Health and Wellness ...

Benchmark Appoints Brett Atkinson Senior Vice President of Finance

November 3, 2016

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, November 2016 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Brett Atkinson senior vice president of finance. Kirk Jones, chief financial officer of Benchmark, made the announcement. "It is with great pleasure that I formally welcome Brett to Benchmark," said Mr. Jones. "He brings an important background in finance within the hospitality industry and within banking to his new role, which will serve our company well." Brett Atkinson was previously chief financial officer for Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, a company that merged with Benchmark in July of this year. In addition to his r...

Benchmark and Gemstone Partner With Teneo Hospitality Group To Expand Group Business Worldwide

Teneo Hospitality Group | September 19, 2016

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 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, announce a far-reaching new partnership with Teneo Hospitality Group. Founded in 2013, Teneo is a professional group sales organization, representing over 300 luxury hotels, resorts and destination management companies worldwide. Teneo will generate increased group business for the entire Benchmark and Gemstone portfolio, which spans 58 hotels, resorts and conference centers in three distinctive brand...

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...

Robert Schneider, CRME, Named Regional Director Revenue Management for Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts

The Grove Resort & Spa | August 9, 2016

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...

Michele Farkas Appointed Regional Director of Human Resources

The Grove Resort & Spa | August 5, 2016

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 appointed Michele Farkas regional director of human resources. Ms. Farkas will be based at The Grove Resort & Spa, an 878 room all-suite property opening January 9, 2017, near Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. She will have additional oversight of Benchmark/Gemstone properties in the Midwest and along the east coast. Bill Lee, The Grove's general manager, made the announcement. "I am thrill...

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...

Mike McNeill Named General Manager for Doral Arrowwood, Rye Brook, New York

Doral Arrowwood Resort | July 27, 2016

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 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 formally announced the appointment of Mike McNeill as general manager for Doral Arrowwood located in Rye Brook, New York. Greg Champion, Co-President, made the announcement. "It is indeed a pleasure to have Mike lead Doral Arrowwood," said Mr. Champion. "He has brought with him a tremendous knowledge of the resort's market opportunities for all business segments, in addition to broad hospitality operat...


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