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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, April 2017 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Dyal Sandhu director of operations for Stonewall Resort, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located in Roanoke, West Virginia.  The appointment represents a return to BENCHMARK for Mr. Sandhu.  Todd Felsen, senior vice president operations, made the announcement.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Dyal back to Benchmark,” said Mr. Felsen.  “He returns to us with vast experience in the resort market, as well as important knowledge and understanding of our company’s ‘Be The Difference’ service culture.”

Dyal Sandhu was previously opening director of food & beverage for the Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa on Anguilla in the British West Indies.  He served in the same capacity with Viceroy Hotels & Resorts and earlier for Anantara Hotels & Resorts, Republic of Maldives.  Mr. Sandhu’s previous position with Benchmark was as director of food & beverage for Bedford Springs Resort, an historic Pennsylvania property which Benchmark restored and operated at the time. 

Mr. Sandhu is a graduate of the International College of Hospitality Administration located in Brig, Switzerland.  He has relocated West Virginia.

About Stonewall Resort

The Four Diamond-rated Stonewall Resort is a 201-guestroom property with a lakeside lodge and lakeside cottages, a conference center, restaurants, complete fitness center and swimming pool, spa and an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. The resort is located at Stonewall Resort State Park near Weston, West Virginia.  Stonewall Resort is a joint private/public development between MHLP, Inc. and the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.  Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® operates Stonewall Resort.

About Benchmark Resorts & Hotels

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® features the finest in lodging, dining, recreational and meeting accommodations.  Featuring unique and distinctive properties renown for exceptional service and for creating unforgettable memory-making experiences, it is the signature portfolio of BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, which has been a leading US-based hospitality management company for nearly 40 years.  Many Benchmark Resort & Hotels' properties are certified by IACC, the association that represents the finest meeting venues and services globally, and many have also been recognized with the coveted Benchmark Conference Centers® certification of meeting excellence.  To become a fan on Facebook, visit  Follow us on Twitter at, on Instagram at, and on Pinterest at

Contact: Ken Ellens / 201-758-2864

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