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Kevin Herbst Named General Manager for Chaminade Resort & Spa


Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Kevin Herbst

General Manager for Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz



The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2012 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Kevin Herbst general manager for Chaminade Resort & Spa, a Four Diamond property overlooking Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz, California.  Greg Parsons, Benchmark’s senior vice president, made the announcement.


“I am very pleased to welcome Kevin to Chaminade,” said Mr. Parsons.  “He brings significant leadership experience in hotel operations as well as sales & marketing to his new role, which will be invaluable for our resort.”

Kevin Herbst was previously Benchmark Hospitality’s interim general manager for The Heldrich Hotel, located in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  He also served as interim director of sales & marketing for the property. 

Prior to joining Benchmark Hospitality International, Mr. Herbst held leadership positions on property and regionally for Hyatt Hotels, Tishman Hotels and Noble House Hotels & Resorts. 

Herbst is a graduate of Purdue University.  He is relocating to Santa Cruz with his family.

About Chaminade Resort & Spa


Chaminade Resort & Spa, offers world-class hospitality on the California Coast. Built high on a bluff, the mission-style luxury resort commands a panoramic view of the Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Chaminade's superior location offers a sense of peaceful seclusion only minutes from world-renowned golf, beaches and downtown Santa Cruz. The remarkable setting combined with the renowned quality and personalized service of Benchmark Hospitality International keeps guests coming back time and time again. At Chaminade, our goal is to exceed the expectations of guests during their stay at one of the finest conference resorts in the Bay Area.

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. For the location of Benchmark's properties and additional information, visit


Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications