Industry Update
Appointment18 May 2012

Mary Crisman-Portobanco

Appointed Director of Human Resources
At Hotel Contessa in San Antonio - TX, USA

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Mary Crisman-PortobancoBenchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has appointed Mary Crisman-Portobanco director of human resources for Hotel Contessa, located on the Riverwalk in San Antonio. Jeff Wardlaw, Benchmark’s general manager at the property, made the announcement. Mary Crisman-Portobanco was previously human resources director for Barceló Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in the Dominican Republic. Previous to this she served in the same role for Hilton Hotels in Manalapan, Florida, where she began with the company as vacation club sales associate. Ms. Crisman-Portobanco is a graduate of Florida International University with Bachelors degree in Business Management. She is a certified Human Resources Management professional within the State of Florida. Crisman-Portobanco relocated to San Antonio for professional reasons, but also to support her son who received a scholarship to Schreiner University. They will be joined by her daughter. About Hotel Contessa


BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is a trailblazer in the development, management, marketing and owner-advisory services of resorts, hotels, conference centers and exclusive private clubs. In addition to the company’s established, iconic Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio, the newly-branded Gemstone Collection is a distinctive luxury portfolio of independent hotels & resorts in highly select and preferred destinations.
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