Benchmark Hospitality Names New Director of Development

Emily SmithThe Woodlands (HOUSTON, TX)— Benchmark Hospitality International recently named Emily Smith as its new Director of Development. She will operate out of Benchmark’s regional offices in Washington, D.C., according to Jared Evans, vice president of business development and strategy at Benchmark.

“I am absolutely thrilled to welcome Emily to Benchmark Hospitality International,” Evans said. “Not only does she bring immense experience and business relationships to our company, she will also contribute significantly to our eastern U.S. growth, as well as support business development initiatives throughout the country and beyond.”

Smith was most recently director of investment and portfolio analysis and asset management for RLJ Lodging Trust of Bethesda, Maryland and has served as vice president for HVS-New York, a global hotel consulting firm.

Benchmark, headquartered at The Woodlands TX, employs 6,500 hospitality professionals providing management and marketing of resorts and hotels, including conference management, throughout the U.S., Caribbean and internationally.

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