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The Woodlands, TX 77380

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Meetings

BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES: MILD TO WILD

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These creative problem solving activities for adults fuel a little friendly competition, while also firing up the friendships.

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THEMED DINNERS: CUISINE WITH CONCEPTS

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The best banquet menus and creative menu items that are deliciously destination-focused.

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EVENT THEMES: PREPARE TO BE INSPIRED

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A few of the corporate party ideas that your team will be talking about well into the next quarter.

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MEETING TECHNOLOGY & AMENITIES: SIMPLE TO SMART

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Offerings – from high-tech highlights to just plain ingenious add-ons – that make holding a meeting with us, unlike anything else.

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OFF-SITE MEETING VENUES: LANDMARKS TO LIVE IT UP

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Your meeting is no longer a meeting, but a lifetime experience when you host it in one of the most unique meeting venues.

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THE GLOBAL SALES TEAM

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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

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

NBeykirch@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

ddunfee@benchmarkresortsandhotels.com

BRYNN KESSLER
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. 

Direct Line: (831) 465-3463

BKESSLER@BENCHMARKRESORTSANDHOTELS.COM

LINDA MAURER
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.

Direct Line: (512) 251-1352

lmaurer@lacanteraresort.com

SUYA DAVENPORT 
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

Direct Line: (239) 398-8245 

sdavenport@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.