Benchmark Names Vince Mennella as VP Finance

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas (USA) – November 12, 2012 – Benchmark Hospitality International , a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has appointed Vince Mennella vice president of finance. Brad Hayden, Benchmark’s chief financial officer, made the announcement.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Vince to Benchmark Hospitality International,” said Mr. Hayden. “He comes with extensive experience working within the financial operations of a hospitality management company, and also has an important on-property accounting background. He is a terrific addition to our financial team.”

Vince Mennella brings 25 years of hospitality finance and accounting experience to his new role with Benchmark Hospitality International. He was most recently divisional vice president and regional controller for Sage Hospitality at properties located throughout the United States. Mr. Mennella has previously held leadership positions within finance for independent hotels and resorts and those operated by major hospitality brands at properties in Texas, Florida, New York, and the Pacific Northwest.

Mr. Mennella is a graduate of The Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business, where he earned an MBA degree in finance. He and his family are relocating to The Woodlands.

About Benchmark Hospitality International
Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM. The independent company, launched in 1980, is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations. Benchmark’s international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston. Benchmark Hospitality is also a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers. The company’s eastern regional office is in New Jersey, western regional office is in Washington, with international offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile.

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