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BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, Names Stephen Cullen Regional VP of Operations

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, November 2019… BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has promoted Stephen Cullen to the position of regional vice president of operations. Greg Champion, president and COO, made the announcement.

"It is with great pleasure that I announce Stephen’s latest promotion within Benchmark,” said Mr. Champion. “He is an inspiring and highly effective leader, and comprehensively understands the dynamics of operating luxury properties with the greatest efficiencies, and with a keen eye to excellence in guest service. He is also well versed in Benchmark’s signature Be The Difference service culture.”

Stephen Cullen previously held the position of area general manager for Benchmark, overseeing the Copley Square Hotel and the Ames Boston Hotel, both located in the historic center of Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Cullen was appointed to this position following serving as general manager of the Copley Square Hotel.

Earlier Stephen Cullen served as director of operations for the Carlton on Madison Hotel located in New York City. He has also held the position of general manager at New York’s Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel.

A native of Ireland, Mr. Cullen attended Dublin Institute of Technology. He is relocating to The Woodlands.

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, 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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