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Benchmark Names Kendra P. Clough Director of Conference Services For the Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center

ENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has appointed Kendra P. Clough director of conference services 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 in August.  Greg Stafford, general manager, made the announcement.

“I am very pleased to welcome Kendra to our property,” said Mr. Stafford. “She brings vast skills and experience in meeting and event planning to her new role, from both the venue’s as well as the professional planner’s perspective, which will be invaluable to our conference services team.”

Kendra Clough comes to the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center with a keen understanding of the hospitality industry and the Texas meetings market. She was previously director of conference services for the landmark The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center located near Houston. Prior to this, Ms. Clough served as an ExxonMobil Event Planning Contractor for Oce, the domestic and international event and meeting coordination company. She has also been an independent meeting consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ms. Clough received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Texas, majoring in hospitality management. She is relocating to the College Station area.

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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