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Benchmark Chefs Light Up the Summer During National Grilling Month

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® | July 2, 2019

Eight Sizzling Recipes from Coast to Coast The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2019 … It’s the steak and the sizzle, the tang of a barbecue sauce and marvelous marinades made with the bite of a pepper or the sweetness of a fresh peach. It’s the Catch of the Day, reeled in just this morning and the snap of a cold beer opening. It’s the smoky aroma of a Texas Barbecue brisket that transforms a suburban patio into a home on the range. It’s July, National Grilling Month and Americans will be firing up grills of every size this summer, celebrating the season with friends and family. Inspiring the festivities are eight leading chefs fro...

Tax Relief Travel Getaways & Offers with Up to 40% Savings & More - Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Collection Put the Fun Bac

April 8, 2019

12 Luxury Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. Participate in Tax Day Relief The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, April 2019 … Twelve luxury properties from Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Collection are providing relief from the agony this tax season with Benchmark's Tax Relief Travel Getaways & Offers. Featuring a wide-range of exclusive savings, extraordinary values, and resort credits, weary taxpayers can save up to 40% on luxury guest rooms, spa treatments, outdoor recreation and culinary offerings. Guests can find rewarding relief after filing their new 1040 returns at destinations that span urban legends, mountain ...

BENCHMARK® Names Shayd Pecor Director of Facilities for The Essex Resort and Spa, A Gemstone Collection Property

March 11, 2019

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2019 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Shayd Pecor director of facilities for The Essex - Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, a Gemstone Collection property located in Essex, Vermont. Lisa Fasbender, BENCHMARK's acting general manager at the resort, made the announcement. "It is with pleasure that I welcome Shayd to The Essex," said Ms. Fasbender. He brings with him a broad background in facilities management that will benefit our resort in a significant way. We are pleased to have him as part of our executive team." Shayd Pecor comes to The Essex with 30 years of...

U.S. News & World Report Names 22 BENCHMARK® Properties to “Best Hotels List” for 2019

February 7, 2019

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, February 2019 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is proud to announce that 22 of its luxury hotels and resorts have been named to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report "Best Hotels" list for 2019. The exclusive hotels spanned leading destinations in 15 states and the Caribbean and are part of the company's Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Collection brands. The honors included three Silver Badge winners that placed in the Top 30 percent of all ranked luxury hotels within a destination. They include Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando, which placed 13th in the Orlando-W...

BENCHMARK® Announces the Top Ten Dining Trends for 2019

September 12, 2018

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 2018… BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, with three distinctive brand portfolios, including Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, Gemstone Collection and the London-based etc.venues, has just released its Top Ten Dining Trends for 2019. The trends were observed by Benchmark's executive chefs and culinary experts at the company's 80 luxury hotels, resorts and restaurants coast to coast, off shore and in Europe. "Food and Beverage is an ever-evolving realm of experiences," says Patrick Berwald, Benchmark's vice president food and beverage. "The opportunity for us is not only to be ahea...

It’s Peak Season in the Mountains From Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Collection With Savings and Fall Packages

September 5, 2018

Elevated Escapes at 13 Luxurious Mountain Properties up to 50% Off The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 2018 … Ride the rails in Tennessee and Virginia. Walk on the wild side in Wyoming. Go jump in a mountain lake. Admire breathtaking foliage. Catch a cruise over Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay. Hike or bike through the stunning rocks that make up the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Link up with a llama in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Raise a glass in a California vineyard. Find fabulous entertainment at Dollywood Theme Park. Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Collection are offering exclusive experiences at 13 premie...

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, Names Alex Gillan Winner of the Chairman’s Award of Excellence

March 5, 2018

Red Cross Volunteer is Guest Agent at The Heldrich in New Brunswick, NJ The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2018 … Burt Cabañas, founder & chairman of BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, announces that Alex Gillan, a guest service agent at The Heldrich in New Brunswick, New Jersey, is the recipient of the Chairman's Award of Excellence. The annual award recognizes a Benchmark employee who has exhibited extraordinary service throughout the previous year, actively demonstrating the company's "Be the Difference" culture. Mr. Gillan was nominated for the Award of Excellence by Stacy Martin, a Benchmark executiv...

BENCHMARK Names Brian C. P. Connors Area Director of Finance for the Ames Boston Hotel and Copley Square Hotel

Ames Boston Hotel | November 20, 2017

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, November 2017 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Brian C. P. Connors area director of finance for the Ames Boston Hotel and the Copley Square Hotel. Both properties, located in Boston, are part of Benchmark's Gemstone Collection. Kirk Jones, chief financial officer, made the announcement. "I am very pleased to welcome Brian to both the Copley Square Hotel and Ames Boston Hotel," said Mr. Jones. "He has had a distinguished career in finance and accounting, both at the corporate and property level, and brings this expertise to both of our properties and to Benchmark." Brian Con...

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