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Contact the Global Sales Team

 

 

Backed by a team of experienced leaders based across the country, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and our Gemstone Collection division provides personalized service to our meeting and event planners. These associates can streamline communication to the hotels, resorts, and conference centers. They are proficient in site search, selection, and contract negotiation. They can readily share property updates, hot dates, and new developments. In short, they stand ready to assist.

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MEET THE GLOBAL SALES TEAM

PAUL BASHAW

CORPORATE DIRECTOR GLOBAL SALES

Paul Bashaw oversees all corporate national sales initiatives for the company including the expansion of Benchmark's National Sales Team in order to support the company's aggressive development plans. Paul has over 20 years’ experience working with meeting and event planners and has an extensive background in hotel sales and marketing. 

Direct Line: 602-796-5949

Email: PBashaw@BenchmarkResortsandHotels.com 

NICOLE BEYKIRCH

GLOBAL SALES DIRECTOR

Nicole Beykirch serves as Midwest Global Sales Director for Benchmark, responsible for the oversight and management of accounts based in the Midwest. Nicole has an extensive background in destination and hotel sales and marketing. Nicole is a long time member of Meeting Professionals International and Association Forum. And a  Member of Professional Convention Management Association.

Direct Line: 630-441-4334

Email: NBeykirch@BenchmarkResortsandHotels.com 

TERESA WINFIELD 

NATIONAL ACCOUNTS DIRECTOR

Teresa Winfield serves as National Account Director for Benchmark, responsible for the oversight of West Coast Accounts.  Previously, Teresa was Area Sales Manager for MTM Luxury Lodging, where she developed key account relationships for Willows Lodge. She is an active member of Professional Convention Management Association and Meeting Professionals International.

Direct Line: 206-963-4681

Email: TWinfield@BenchmarkResortsandHotels.com

DANIELLE DUNFEE

GLOBAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - SOUTHEAST 

Danielle Dunfee manages Southeast Accounts for Benchmark. She previously worked for a Destination Management Company and executed Fortune 500 corporate group functions. Her meetings and events experience provide exception experiences for her clients. Danielle is also an active member of her local Junior League chapter promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community.

Direct Line: (954) 654-9161

Email: ddunfee@benchmarkresortsandhotels.com 

SUYA DAVENPORT 

CORPORATE DIRECTOR OF LEISURE SALES

Suya Davenport is corporate director of leisure sales for the Gemstone Collection. She serves as the primary liaison to domestic and international luxury travel providers for the eleven Gemstone Collection properties located in Florida, California, Washington State and Curacao.  With an extensive background in representing luxury properties and destinations, Ms. Davenport works directly with travel industry partners

Direct Line: 239.398.8245 

Email: Sdavenport@usa-bhi.com

WILLIAM PARRIS

NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR

William Parris serves as the National Sales Director with a focus on group and national accounts, as well as the social, entertainment and travel industry markets. Parris brings more than 25 years of experience in hotel sales. He has held various management positions with independent, boutique properties, brands, destination tourism organizations and lifestyle services companies on both national and global levels and has worked across group, corporate transient and wholesale market segments. 

Email: wparris@benchmarkresortsandhotels.com 

MOUSUMI JOHNSON

NATIONAL SALES ASSOCIATE

Mousumi serves as a national sales associate for Benchmark, responsible for the oversight and management of accounts in the diverse portfolio. She has an extensive background in destination and hotel sales and marketing.

MAUREEN GRIMES

NATIONAL SALES ASSOCIATE

Maureen serves as a national sales associate for Benchmark, responsible for the oversight and management of accounts in the diverse portfolio. She has an extensive background in destination and hotel sales and marketing.

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