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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, October 2017… BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Sandy Lam director of sales & marketing for The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located in Orlando, Florida.  Bill Lee, general manager, made the announcement.

“I am very pleased to welcome Sandy to our resort,” stated Mr. Lee.  “She is a seasoned hospitality sales and marketing executive with a proven record of success.  We look forward to her active leadership on our team as we further establish The Grove’s positioning within the Orlando market and continue to amplify the property’s business success.”

A veteran hotelier, Sandy Lam brings extensive experience and a solid history of results from positions held at properties from New York to Florida.  She was most recently director of sales & marketing for the Radisson Resort Orlando Celebration.  In this role she was honored with the Director of Sales & Marketing of the Year Award by Interstate Hotels, which operates the property. 

Prior to this, Ms. Lam served as area director of sales & marketing for BVHG Hospitality and director of sales & marketing for the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort, an InterContinental Hotels Group property in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  She has also held leadership roles for hotels in New York City, including Swissôtel The Drake, the New York Helmsley and The Helmsley Palace.  She resides in Windermere, Florida.

About The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando

The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando opened its first phase in March 2017 as an expansive 106-acre hotel destination located just minutes from the west entrance of Walt Disney World®. Set on Lake Austin and amid a portion of Central Florida’s conservation grounds, the resort is a sanctuary from the boisterous pace of the outside world, neighboring theme parks, luxury shopping, and entertainment centers. With nearly 300 of its 878 residential-style suites currently open and equipped with full kitchens, full-size washers and dryers, multiple bathrooms, and screened patios, The Grove offers guests all the comforts of home, while the resort’s hearty collection of amenities deliver the luxuries of a full-service resort. Guests currently enjoy three swimming pools, a selection of watersports at The Grove’s Lake Austin Pier, the intimate Escape Spa, fitness center, as well as food and drink options that include the large-scale grab-and-go Alfresco Market, Element and Zest lounges, the resort’s main restaurant, Valencia, and the poolside Springs Bar & Grill. 6,000 square feet of flexible space is available for weddings, family reunions, and other meetings and special events. The Grove’s signature Surfari Water Park, complete with an interactive water structure, multiple slides, a lazy river stretching more than 725 feet, and a dual rider surf simulator, along with additional dining and guest rooms, is planned for 2018. The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando is managed by Houston, Texas-based BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company. For more information, please visit www.GroveResortOrlando.com.  Follow The Grove via Facebook.com/thegroveresortorlando and on Twitter and Instagram at @thegroveresort.

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.  www.benchmarkresortsandhotels.com.  To become a fan on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/BenchmarkResortsandHotels  Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BenchmarkHotels, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/benchmarkresortsandhotels, and on Pinterest at  www.pinterest.com/benchmarkhotels

Contact: Ken Ellens

KenEllens@aol.com / 201-758-2864

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