OUR EXPERT MEETING ADVISORS:
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.
GLOBAL SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
John MacMullen continues to drive business development for the Global Sales Team by creating new and innovative methods for our sales professionals to connect with meeting planners across the country. He brings with him years of experience as a Benchmark regional director for sales and marketing over our South Florida destinations where he was awarded Benchmark'ssales leader of the year.
Previously, Mr. MacMullen's career had him leading the sales and marketing efforts of world-class golf and beach resorts throughout the Caribbean, including Jamaica, St. Lucia, Dominican Republic, Curacao and The Bahamas.
GLOBAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - WEST COAST
Brynn Kessler oversees West Coast sales for Benchmark, a Global Hospitality Company. Brynn is a native Californian, with an extensive hospitality career concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been with Benchmark since 2013, beginning at Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz as Associate Director of Sales.
GLOBAL ACCOUNTS MANAGER - SOUTHWEST
Linda Maurer manages Southwest Accounts for Benchmark, responsible for overseeing and managing all accounts in this region. She resides in Austin Texas with an extensive hospitality career that has focused primarily in the Texas Region. Linda is a member of Texas Society of Association Executives and was formerly the President of HSMAI’s Austin Chapter for two years.
CORPORATE DIRECTOR OF LEISURE SALES
Suya Davenport is corporate director of leisure sales for BENCHMARK. She serves as the primary liaison to domestic and international luxury travel providers. With an extensive background in representing luxury properties and destinations, Ms. Davenport works directly with travel industry partners.
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.
CELEBRATE SOMETHING SPECIAL AT A BENCHMARK RESORT OR HOTEL
Your most ideal experience comes to life when you plan your special occasion at a Benchmark resort or hotel. Whether you are saying "I do," celebrating something special, renewing your vows, throwing a birthday celebration, or hosting a magnificent gala, we invite you to take part in something truly magical. Choose from one of our inspiring destination wedding resorts or hotel venues to create the most memorable events and occasions.
WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE
INSPIRING VENUES, BREATHTAKING SETTINGS.
Whether you are planning a sophisticated gala for a thousand people or a relaxed gathering for a few, the professional catering services teams at the Benchmark resort or hotel of your choice will create a flawless event from start to finish. You can expect personalized service, an outstanding professional staff, stunning surroundings, and delectable cuisine. Events can be customized to your perfection, including: décor, special themes, and menus for budgets of all sizes.
Creating moments to last a lifetime
ADVENTURE AND ROMANCE AWAIT YOU AT A BENCHMARK RESORT OR HOTEL
After the perfect wedding at a Benchmark Resort or Hotel, escape on a romantic, relaxing Honeymoon at one of our many stunning properties. Benchmark Resorts & Hotels offers romantic boutique hotels and fabulous resort destinations offering the perfect honeymoon locations. Romance and adventure packages are available at most Benchmark resorts or hotels.
FOOD & DECOR
LET US HELP YOU CHOOSE THE BEST FOOD AND DÉCOR FOR YOUR EVENT
Coming up with a theme for your event can be difficult and choices overwhelming. Let the professional catering teams at Benchmark Resorts & Hotels guide you through your selection of specialty food and décor to compliment your personalized event.
Restart, Reconnect and Re-energize Your Teams
Let’s Meet the Moment Together
For over forty years, Benchmark has been an industry leader dedicated to bringing people and organizations together to stimulate innovation, collaboration, and motivation through meetings and conferences. With the launch of Meeting the Moment, Benchmark's panel of experts are offering you and your organization guidance, reassurance, and technical support in the areas of team building, group dining, meeting room design, and technology solutions. I invite you to explore the videos below for more information on how to conduct a safe event that meets your meeting objectives, keeps costs in line, and engages your team.
Chief Sales Officer