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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 2017… BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Ed Riley general manager for Stonewall Resort, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located in Roanoke, West Virginia.  Greg Champion, president of BENCHMARK, made the announcement.

“I am so pleased to welcome Ed to Stonewall Resort,” stated Mr. Champion.  “A seasoned hotel and Benchmark executive, Ed’s keen insight into our company’s ‘Be The Difference’ service culture, and his luxury resort experience prepares him well to continue to build the renowned reputation of Stonewall Resort.”

A veteran hotel executive with over three decades of senior leadership experience, Ed Riley was most recently general manager of Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa, the Gloria and Emilio Estefan-owned resort in Vero Beach, Florida, and a member of Benchmark’s Gemstone Collection.

Mr. Riley has previously served as general manager of the historic, 350-acre Cranwell Spa & Golf Club located in Lenox, Massachusetts, and in the same leadership position at the legendary 1200-acre Equinox Golf Resort & Spa of Manchester Village, Vermont.

Ed Riley is a graduate of Western New England College, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.  He is relocating to the Roanoke area.

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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