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Gemstone Resorts Merger

TWO AMAZING COMPANIES COMING TOGETHER AS ONE

One Plus One = Something Greater Than Three

#EPICMERGER

Benchmark Hospitality International & Gemstone Hotels & Resorts Join to Create Industry - Leading Portfolio of Services

A NEW ORGANIZATION
A NATURAL FIT
And Strategic Partnership
Merged Company Will Lead in Personalized Experiential Service and Independent Brands
Overview of Merger
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Greg Champion & Jeff McIntyre, Co-Presidents

With more than 55 years of combined experience, Benchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts are joining in a strategic partnership to leverage our collective experience, resources and infrastructure to create one of the most powerful platforms in the independent hotel and resort hospitality space. The new organization will represent 58 properties and 10,000 staff members across the globe.

“This merger was a natural fit,” explains CEO Alex Cabañas. “Not only do we share a similar focus on unique and independent properties, but our organizational cultures align really well.”

While the merger represents a consolidation into a singular entity under one name, the dedication to maintaining the highest level of personal service for hotels, resorts and conference centers will not change. Both companies have assured their partners and property owners that they will not experience a service disruption. The new company will begin to integrate the best systems and resources from both organizations to create greater efficiencies immediately using a well-engineered plan, while other aspects of consolidation will occur over time.

“Passion, service and an entrepreneurial spirit will remain at the foundation of our new company,” says Jeff McIntyre, Co-President and COO. “Together, we will combine efforts to offer best-in-breed services for our partners.”


MERGER DETAILS AT A GLANCE:

  • Benchmark Hospitality International & Gemstone Hotels & Resorts officially join together July 2016.
  • The merger represents an opportunity to combine resources and experience to better serve the partners and the industry.
  • Partners will not experience disruptions in service or operations.
  • The new company will begin to integrate the best systems and resources from both organizations to create efficiencies following a well-engineered plan.
  • Properties will not incur additional costs in FY16 associated with integration planning and meetings.
  • Communication with all partners will be ongoing, beginning with a company retreat in August for all general managers and directors of sales and marketing.

Gemstone and Benchmark Property Locations

Meet the Partners

Burt Cabañas
Chairman

Alex Cabañas
Chief Executive Officer

Tom Prins
Managing Director, Real Estate Investment

Jeff McIntyre
Co-President

Greg Champion
Co-President

A Diverse, Award Winning Portfolio of Resorts & Hotels

Conference Centers & Asset Managed Properties

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