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Benchmark Appoints Deborah E. Tant Director of Finance For the Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Deborah E. Tant controller for the Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, which is nearing completion in College Station, Texas.  The Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property is expected to open this month.  Greg Stafford, general manager, made the announcement.

“It is such a pleasure to welcome Deborah to our team,” said Mr. Stafford. “Not only is she highly qualified, she is a long-time Benchmark executive and keenly aware of the company’s signature ‘Be the Difference’ service philosophy. She will be an important part of our executive team.”

A longtime Benchmark executive, Deborah Tant was previously controller for The Chattanoogan Hotel, a property operated by Benchmark in Chattanooga, Tennessee. For three years, Ms. Tant served as corporate controller and also special task force controller for Benchmark, operating out of the company’s home office near Houston. Prior to this she was assistant controller for the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, a property in Santa Fe, New Mexico, that Benchmark operated at the time.

Ms.Tant is relocating with her husband to College Station.

About Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center

With a privileged location directly across from Kyle Field, the Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, in College Station, Texas, is a destination luxury property offering state-of-the-art conference facilities, signature brand amenities, welcoming accommodations, and gracious southern hospitality. Steeped in Texas A&M history, traditions and culture, the property has a powerful sense of place and is the ideal choice for business and leisure travelers seeking a one-of-a-kind authentic Aggieland experience. As the preferred hotel for Texas A&M University, the property offers 250 spacious guest rooms, including two penthouses and 11 suites, with sweeping views of the Texas A&M campus. Also featured on property is a rooftop pool overlooking Kyle Field; dining outlets committed to providing fresh, healthful, scratch-prepared and locally-sourced dishes; a two-story bar and lounge with a terrace; and a full-service conference center with 35,000 square feet of multi-functional meeting space. The Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center is the perfect place for scholarly explorations, meaningful celebrations, productive meetings, college visits and family vacations. and

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


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