Founded in 1980, BENCHMARK, a Global Hospitality Company (www.BenchmarkGlobalHospitality.com) is a recognized global leader in the development, management and marketing of resorts, hotels and conference centers. The company’s two distinctive portfolios of hotel and resort properties, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® and Gemstone Collection®, represent the finest in guest-dedicated hospitality. Today, Benchmark’s portfolio consists of unique destinations across the United States, Caribbean and Japan, with more destinations on the horizon. Included in Benchmark’s first-class portfolio is the Villas at Grand Cypress, which was recently voted the #1 hotel in Orlando. Benchmark employs over 7,500 associates portfolio-wide with approximately $3.0B in assets under management covering 50+ properties consisting of over 8,000 rooms. Over the past 36 years, Benchmark has grown, thrived and set a new standard as a globally recognized independent resort, hotel and conference center management company.