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Benchmark appoints Denielle Godwin Director of Sales and Marketing for Snow King Hotel

THE WOODLANDS (HOUSTON), TEXAS – Benchmark, a worldwide hospitality firm, has appointed Denielle Godwin director of gross sales and advertising for Snow King Lodge, a Benchmark Resorts & Motels property situated in Jackson, Wyoming. Geoff Younger, common supervisor, made the announcement.

“It’s a actual pleasure to welcome Denielle to our lodge and again to Benchmark,” stated Mr. Younger. “Not solely does she have a eager understanding of Benchmark’s ‘Be The Distinction’ service tradition, she has vital expertise in main efficient gross sales groups, in addition to in ski resort gross sales and advertising.”

Denielle Godwin’s new place with Snow King Lodge represents her return to Benchmark, having served earlier as director of gross sales and advertising for the corporate’s Costa d’Este Seashore Resort & Spa property situated in Vero Seashore, Florida. Her most up-to-date place previous to her return to Benchmark was as regional director of gross sales for TMI Hospitality, overseeing 18 lodge gross sales groups for Marriott-, Hilton- and IHG-brand properties. She has beforehand held positions with lodges and resorts in Park Metropolis, Utah, the place she gained vital expertise in ski resort gross sales and advertising.

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Ms. Godwin is a graduate of Diablo Valley School, situated in Nice Hill, California. She is relocating to Jackson.

Benchmark Names Eric J. Bates Common Supervisor Of Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Chicago
Additionally Benchmark has named Eric Bates common supervisor for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, a Benchmark Resorts & Motels property situated in Itasca (Chicago), Illinois. Greg Champion, Benchmark’s president & COO, made the announcement.

“It’s such a pleasure to welcome Eric to Benchmark and to Eaglewood Resort & Spa,” stated Mr. Champion. “I can’t consider anybody extra certified to take this property to even higher ranges of enterprise success, given Eric’s earlier expertise and understanding of the Chicagoland market. We look ahead to his management right here.”

Eric Bates was beforehand common supervisor for the Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort. He concurrently served as regional director of operations for The Bricton Group of Mount Prospect, Illinois.

Mr. Bates earlier held the place of director of lodging & home-owner relations for the 6,800-acre Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa of Galena, Illinois. Over his profession he has served in quite a lot of management positions for main lodge manufacturers equivalent to Hilton, InterContinental Motels and the Stouffer Lodge Firm, along with Marriott Worldwide. He started his profession in hospitality at age 15, working for lodges owned by household and mates.

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Eric Bates is a graduate of the culinary arts program at Joliet Junior School the place he earned an Affiliate’s diploma. He acquired his Bachelor’s diploma in hospitality and restaurant administration from the College of Wisconsin-Stout, graduating Cum Laude. An energetic neighborhood member, Mr. Bates serves on the Board of Administrators of the Lake County Conference and Guests Bureau, and on the boards of the Illinois Lodge and Lodging Affiliation, the Riverside Basis and the Marriott Enterprise Council. Former board appointments embrace the Milwaukee Lodge and Lodging Affiliation, the Chicago North Shore Conference and Guests Bureau and the Skokie Chamber of Commerce. In 2017, the Illinois Lodge and Lodging Affiliation awarded Mr. Bates a coveted regional Hotelier of the 12 months award for the second time. In 2018, he was awarded the Enterprise Excellence award by the Every day Herald Enterprise Ledger. He resides in Mount Nice, Wisconsin, along with his household.

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