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Benchmark Names Wayne Thomas Director of Food and Beverage For the Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Wayne Thomas director of food and beverage for the Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, currently under construction in College Station, Texas.  The Benchmark Resorts & Hotelsproperty is expected to open in August.  Greg Stafford, general manager, made the announcement.

“I am very happy to welcome Wayne to our team,” said Mr. Stafford. “He brings important food and beverage management experience to our property, in addition to a strong culinary background as executive chef. We look forward to his leadership as part of our executive team.”

Wayne Thomas was previously the director of food and beverage for the Westin Dallas Park Central, Dallas, Texas. He has held the same position, along with the role of executive chef, for the Sheraton Arlington of Arlington, Texas. He began with this property as executive chef.

Mr. Thomas has held executive chef and executive sous chef positions for numerous properties throughout the state of Texas. He attended The University of Texas at Austin, and also Le Chef School of Culinary Arts in Austin, Texas. He is relocating 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. http://texasamhotelcc.com 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.  www.benchmarkresortsandhotels.com.  To become a fan on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/BenchmarkResortsandHotels  Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BenchmarkHotels, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/benchmarkresortsandhotels, and on Pinterest at  www.pinterest.com/benchmarkhotels


Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications
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