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Anthony Loos Appointed Director of Food & Beverage
at The Founders Inn in Virginia Beach, Virginia

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA, July 2005 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Anthony Loos as director of food & beverage at The Founders Inn, an award-winning property located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Bob Zappatelli, general manager of the Inn, made the announcement, saying, "we are exceptionally pleased to promote Anthony to this position.  He brings a remarkable culinary resume and superb management skills to his new role and will provide excellent leadership to the food & beverage team at The Founders Inn."

A gifted culinary professional who believes food should be pure, simple and of the freshest quality, Loos is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, New York.  He has worked at several signature properties, including the Inn at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia, under the direction of renowned Chef Patrick O'Connell; at Galileo in Washington, DC, under the guidance of Chef Roberto Donna; and as executive chef at the Red Fox Inn in Middleburg, Virginia.

Chef Loos was most recently executive chef at The Founders Inn.  He has also served as executive sous chef at Benchmark's east coast flagship property, Lansdowne Resort of Lansdowne (Leesburg), Virginia.

Boasting charming old-world decor accented with beautiful furnishings and antiques, The Founders Inn, http://www.foundersinn.com, provides the appeal and warmth of a country inn with fine amenities and award-winning cuisine. The Inn's 240 gracious guestrooms and suites include wireless Internet access, offering working space and views of 26 landscaped acres. Select rooms include gas fireplaces, and views of the scenic lake and manicured English Gardens.  The Founders Inn is managed by Benchmark Hospitality.

Benchmark Hospitality International, an independent hospitality management company based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, operates resorts, conference centers and hotels both domestically and internationally. 

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Contact:

BENCHMARK HOSPITALITY INTERNATIONAL
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas
www.benchmarkhospitality.com

Ken Ellens
KEN ELLENS COMMUNICATIONS
201-758-2864-Phone
KenEllens@aol.com

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Also See: Bob Zappatelli Appointed General Manager of The Founders Inn / January 2005
Bob Zappatelli Named Corporate Director of Food and Beverage for Benchmark Hospitality / March 2003


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