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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, December 2017 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Jay Rocha vice president of operations.  Greg Champion, president and COO, made the announcement.

“It is with great pleasure that I formally announce Jay’s promotion within our company,” said Mr. Champion.  “His on-property operational experience will be invaluable in his new role working with multiple hotels and resorts.  Jay is a great example of how Benchmark helps build careers.”

Jay Rocha was previously general manager of Cheyenne Mountain Resort, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Prior to this he held senior leadership and general manager positions at properties in destinations throughout the United States, including Orlando, Florida, Richardson, Texas, and Denver, Colorado, among others.

Mr. Rocha is a graduate of the University of North Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a minor in Hotel Management.  He is a past participant in the Dr. Ted Wiley & Associates Leadership Development Program.  Mr. Rocha is relocating to The Woodlands.

About BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company.

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is a trailblazer in the development, management, marketing and owner-advisory services of resorts, hotels, conference centers and exclusive private clubs. In addition to the company’s iconic Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio, the Gemstone Collection is a distinctive luxury portfolio of independent hotels & resorts in highly preferred destinations.  BENCHMARK’S distinguished and proven reputation is deeply-rooted in core values that are focused and aligned with exceeding ownership and stakeholder performance expectations. The combined portfolios feature nearly 70 unique and distinctive properties domestically and internationally. The company leadership and valued employees are passionately committed to delivering the industry’s most authentic, enchanted, soulful, vibrant, unrivaled and memory-making experience.  BENCHMARK’S progressive “Be The Difference” culture and values are a cornerstone to the company’s nearly 40 years of extraordinary achievement and prosperity. Many properties have been recognized with the Benchmark Conference Centers® mark of meeting excellence.  BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company, is based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, and has regional offices in Park City, Utah; Miami, Florida; New Brunswick, New Jersey; Seattle Washington; and Tokyo, Japan. To become a fan on Facebook, visit  Follow us on Twitter at,, on Instagram at,, and on Pinterest at  At LinkedIn,

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