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03/29/2018

BENCHMARK® Names Rikki Boparai Vice President Operations, The Woodlands, TX

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2018 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Rikki Boparai vice president operations.  Greg Champion, Benchmark’s president and COO, made the announcement.

“It is a real pleasure to congratulate Rikki on his newest promotion within our company,” said Mr. Champion.  “He has provided important leadership and operational acumen at properties coast to coast and has the unique ability to discover and help develop new hospitality talent for Benchmark in the future. Rikki is the personification of our company’s Be The Difference service culture.”

Rikki Boparai’s promotion builds on 17 years of exemplary service to the leading independent hospitality management company, having served in regional and on-property leadership positions for Benchmark. He most recently held the position of managing director for Benchmark’s Gemstone Collection, Florida, overseeing luxury resorts in Orlando, Vero Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, as well as on the Caribbean island of Curacao.

Mr. Boparai has previously served as general manager for Benchmark properties in Naples, Florida; North Miami, Florida; Long Island, New York and in Bedford, Pennsylvania. He started with the company as director of operations for Cheyenne Mountain Resort of Colorado Springs, which Benchmark operated at the time. Boparai has also held Lead Field Staff Support positions for the company's Rooms Division.  Before joining Benchmark, he was director of operations for LaPlaya Beach Resort of Naples, Florida.

Rikki Boparai and his wife are relocating to The Woodlands, Texas.

About BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company.

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is a trailblazer in the development, management, marketing and owner-advisory services of resorts, hotels, conference centers and exclusive private clubs. In addition to the company’s iconic Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio, the Gemstone Collection is a distinctive luxury portfolio of independent hotels & resorts in highly preferred destinations.  BENCHMARK’S distinguished and proven reputation is deeply-rooted in core values that are focused and aligned with exceeding ownership and stakeholder performance expectations. The combined portfolios feature nearly 70 unique and distinctive properties domestically and internationally. The company leadership and valued employees are passionately committed to delivering the industry’s most authentic, enchanted, soulful, vibrant, unrivaled and memory-making experience.  BENCHMARK’S progressive “Be The Difference” culture and values are a cornerstone to the company’s nearly 40 years of extraordinary achievement and prosperity. Many properties have been recognized with the Benchmark Conference Centers® mark of meeting excellence.  BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company, is based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, and has regional offices in Park City, Utah; Miami, Florida; 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 https://www.pinterest.com/benchmarkhotels/gemstone-hotels .  At LinkedIn,  www.linkedin.com/company/benchmark-hospitality.

Contacts

Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications
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Phone: 281-758-2864

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