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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2016 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has appointed Thomas Faust vice president, sales.  In this role, Mr. Faust will oversee the company’s global sales initiatives, as well as Benchmark’s Personal Luxury- and Benchmark Resorts-properties throughout Florida, in San Antonio and on the Caribbean island of Curacao.  Ted Davis, Benchmark Hospitality’s chief sales & marketing officer, made the announcement.

“It is a true pleasure to welcome Tom to Benchmark,” said Mr. Davis.  “His broad and highly successful industry experience and extensive sales contacts will significantly benefit our company’s domestic and global sales strategies.”

Tom Faust was previously vice president, sales for Omni Hotels & Resorts where he created and directed highly productive revenue-generating strategies across the entire luxury brand.  During his tenure, the company experienced some of its greatest successes, including 2015, the most successful year in its history as measured by sales production and revenues.  Prior to this appointment, Mr. Faust was vice president, sales & marketing for the Anatole Hotel in Dallas, serving under the Hilton and Wyndham brands.  Earlier in this career he held positions in sales, marketing and operations for Starwood Hotels within the Sheraton brand in locations across the United States.

Mr. Faust serves on the Board of Directors for the MPI Foundation and has served on the ATT Cotton Bowl Board, the Hotel/Motel Association of Greater Dallas Board and the Executive Board of Directors for the Dallas Conventions & Visitors Bureau.  He is a graduate of the University of Missouri where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology.  Mr. Faust and his wife, Michele, are relocating to The Woodlands.

About Benchmark Hospitality International

Benchmark Hospitality International® is a recognized global leader in the management and marketing of resorts, hotels and conference centers.  The company’s two distinctive portfolios of properties, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels®and Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels®, represent the finest in guest-dedicated hospitality in unique destinations across the United States, in the Caribbean and Japan.  Benchmark Conference Centers® maintain the highest standards for certification in meeting excellence.  Benchmark Hospitality was launched in 1980 as an independent company and today operates worldwide from offices in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, and regional offices in New Jersey, Washington State, Japan and Chile.  For additional company information visit www.benchmarkhospitality.com.  To become a fan on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/BenchmarkResortsandHotels, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BenchmarkHotels.

Contact: Ken Ellens

KenEllens@aol.com / 201-758-2864

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