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03/04/2019

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, Promotes Eric Gavin to Chief Sales Officer

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2019 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Eric Gavin chief sales officer.  This represents a promotion for Mr. Gavin, who previously held the position of senior vice president sales & marketing. Ted Davis, Benchmark’s chief sales and marketing officer, made the announcement.

“It is with great pleasure that I announce Eric’s new role within our company,” said Mr. Davis.  “He has a gift for developing high achievement within his sales teams that has resulted in extraordinary success for our company’s sales professionals and for Benchmark. His new position will enable him to expand his motivating influence to all areas of revenue generation for our properties and our company. We look forward to new heights of success for Eric, his team and for Benchmark.”

A highly experienced hospitality executive skilled in leading productive sales teams, Eric Gavin will in his new role oversee and direct Benchmark’s systemwide revenue management department, as well as the company’s global sales strategy and performance functions. His previous role as senior vice president for Benchmark followed his return to the company after serving as chief marketing officer for Salamander Hotels & Resorts.

Mr. Gavin earlier held the position of regional vice president sales and marketing for Benchmark, leading the sales operations and teams of sales professionals for hotels and resorts throughout Florida, California, Tennessee and the Caribbean. He has also previously served as vice president of marketing for Noble House Hotels & Resorts. Mr. Gavin attended the University of South Carolina - Aiken. He resides in The Woodlands with his family.

About BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company.

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is a leader in the development, management, and marketing of independent, soft branded, and experiential hard branded resorts, hotels, and conference centers.  In addition to the company’s award-winning full service Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, its lifestyle and luxury Gemstone Collection, and its industry-leading Benchmark Conference Center division, etc.venues is a leading provider of contemporary city centre venues for meetings, signature events, and conferences. BENCHMARK’s combined portfolio features more than 80 unique projects across three continents. The company is passionately committed to delivering personal, inspiring, and memory-making experiences, driving total revenue and profitability, and cultivating an award winning, “Be The Difference” culture for all its employees.  BENCHMARK, is based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, with offices in London, England; Miami, Florida; Park City, Utah; Scottsdale, Arizona; New Brunswick, New Jersey; Seattle, Washington; and Tokyo, Japan.www.benchmarkglobalhospitality.com To become a fan on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/BenchmarkResortsandHotels, www.facebook.com/GemstoneHotelCollection. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BenchmarkHotels, www.twitter.com/GemstoneHotels , on Instagram at www.instagram.com/benchmarkresortsandhotels, www.instagram.com/gemstonehotels, and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/benchmarkhotels/gemstone-hotels. At LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/company/benchmark-a-global-hospitality-company/

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