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BENCHMARK® Names John Annicchiarico Vice President, Sales Operations

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, February 2020… BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has appointed John Annicchiarico to the position of vice president, sales operations. Eric Gavin, chief sales officer, made the announcement.

"It is a genuine pleasure to welcome John to Benchmark’s executive sales team,” said Mr. Gavin. “A proven industry leader, he has invested the past two decades developing and nurturing top-preforming sales and marketing talent at the property and corporate levels. These are skills and leadership abilities he now brings to Benchmark.”

A hospitality industry veteran, this appointment marks a return to Benchmark for John Annicchiarico. Though he most recently held the position of vice president, sales for Salamander Hotels & Resorts, immediately prior to this Mr. Annicchiarico served as Benchmark’s director of sales & marketing at Villas of Grand Cypress, the luxury resort located in Orlando, Florida.

John Annicchiarico has held the title of director of marketing for Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California, and held multiple sales positions with luxury properties in Florida and California.  Near the beginning of his career, Mr. Annicchiarico was employed by Universal Orlando in guest services and sales & marketing positions.

Annicchiarico graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He holds memberships in many professional organizations, including MPI and ASAE. He and his family reside in Orlando.

About BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company.

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is a leader in the development, management, and marketing of independent, soft branded, and experiential hard branded resorts, hotels, and conference centers.  In addition to the company’s award-winning full service Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, its lifestyle and luxury Gemstone Collection, and its industry-leading Benchmark Conference Centers. BENCHMARK is also an investor in etc.venues, a leading provider of contemporary city centre venues for meetings, signature events, and conferences. Benchmark's combined portfolio features more than 80 unique projects across three continents. The company is passionately committed to delivering personal, inspiring, and memory-making experiences, driving total revenue and profitability, and cultivating an award winning, “Be The Difference” culture for all its employees.  Benchmark, is based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, with offices in London, England; Miami, Florida; Park City, Utah; Scottsdale, Arizona; 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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