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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, November 2017 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Colin Ankersen general manager for The Heldrich, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Greg Champion, Benchmark’s president & COO, made the announcement.

"I am very pleased to welcome Colin to Benchmark and to The Heldrich,” said Mr. Champion.  "He comes to us with extensive leadership experience running hotels, particularly within New Jersey.  He also brings to his new role management experience gained outside the hospitality industry.  He will be an excellent leader of this remarkable property in the heart of New Brunswick.”

Prior to joining Benchmark, Colin Ankersen was vice president of Boast Management and general manager at the Westminster Hotel, located in Livingston, New Jersey.  He previously served as general manager for the landmark Westin Governor Morris in Morristown, New Jersey.  Earlier Mr. Ankersen was a managing director for Restaurant Associates, overseeing all combined hospitality services supporting the Royal Bank of Scotland Headquarters, Stamford, Connecticut. 

Colin Ankersen is a native of Denmark.  He graduated from Oklahoma State University Hospitality Program.  Mr. Ankersen resides in Stockholm, New Jersey.

About The Heldrich Hotel

The Heldrich Hotel is located in the cultural heart of New Jersey in New Brunswick.  The property is situated at 10 Livingston Avenue across from the city’s famed Theatre Row, just west of important US Route 1 and four blocks from the New Brunswick Train Station (serving the Northeast Corridor:  Boston-New York-Philadelphia-Washington, DC) and close to Exit 9 of the NJ Turnpike.  It is 45 minutes outside New York City and has rail service to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).   The Heldrich features a 248-guestroom luxury hotel, Christopher’s Restaurant, serving freshly prepared specialties created in an exhibition kitchen to delight even the discriminating palate, Christopher’s Bar, and an elegant ballroom, ideal for social and corporate gatherings.  For more information on The Heldrich, call 732-729-4670 or visit   Benchmark, a global hospitality company, operates The Heldrich.  Please visit us at,, or

About Benchmark Resorts & Hotels

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® features the finest in lodging, dining, recreational and meeting accommodations.  Featuring unique and distinctive properties renown for exceptional service and for creating unforgettable memory-making experiences, it is the signature portfolio of BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, which has been a leading US-based hospitality management company for nearly 40 years.  Many Benchmark Resort & Hotels' properties are certified by IACC, the association that represents the finest meeting venues and services globally, and many have also been recognized with the coveted Benchmark Conference Centers® certification of meeting excellence.  To become a fan on Facebook, visit  Follow us on Twitter at, on Instagram at, and on Pinterest at

Contact: Ken Ellens / 201-758-2864

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