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Benchmark Names Kenneth S. Jones Director of Engineering For the Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has appointed Kenneth S. Jones director of engineering for the Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, nearing completion in College Station, Texas.  The Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property will open in August.  Greg Stafford, general manager, made the announcement.

“I’m very happy to welcome Ken to our property,” said Mr. Stafford. “He brings to us extensive knowledge and experience in all engineering aspects of a major resort, including conference-related facilities. He is a great addition to our team.”

Ken Jones previously served as the chief engineer for the Woodlands Resort & Conference Center near Houston. He began with this property as engineering HVAC tech and was subsequently promoted to positions of increasing responsibility. Earlier in his career Mr. Jones owned and operated K & S Air, a company he launched in 1999.

Mr. Jones attended Lone Star College in Houston. He is the recipient of numerous awards of service excellence, including Associate of the Year and Manager of the Year. He 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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