Industry Update
Appointment20 January 2014

Suya Davenport

Named Director of Leisure Sales
At Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels in Naples - FL, USA

Suya Davenport Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has appointed Suya Davenport corporate director of leisure sales for the company's Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels® brand. Ms. Davenport is based in Naples, Florida, and operates out of offices within Benchmark's Naples Bay Resort, a Personal Luxury Resort located in the city. This is a new position for Benchmark Hospitality and Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels. Ted Davis, chief sales and marketing officer for Benchmark Hospitality International, made the announcement. Suya Davenport was previously director of sales & marketing for ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa in Bal Harbour, Florida, and at Naples Bay Resort, in Naples, Florida. Prior to joining Benchmark Hospitality International, Ms. Davenport served as executive director of the Lee County Visitors & Convention Bureau in Fort Myers, which under her leadership received three Flagler Awards by VISIT FLORIDA and a Destiny Award from the U.S. Travel Association. Earlier in her career, she served in sales leadership positions at major luxury-brand hotels and resorts on both coasts of Florida and in the Caribbean.


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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