Named Vice President and General Manager
At High Hampton Inn & Country Club in Cashiers - NC, USA
BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Tom Garcia vice president and general manager of High Hampton Inn & Country Club. A Benchmark Resort & Hotels property, the legendary resort is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Cashiers, North Carolina. Greg Champion, Benchmark’s president & COO, made the announcement.
A longtime Benchmark executive, Tom Garcia has held several senior leadership positions with Benchmark. These include serving as vice president and general manager of Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Chicago, serving as vice president of operations for the company’s Midwest properties, as vice president food & beverage, and taking on special task force assignments guiding new properties within Benchmark’s brand portfolios.
Previous to joining Benchmark, Mr. Garcia was vice president and regional manager for Noble House Hotels & Resorts. He has held senior leadership positions at landmark hotels and resorts for leading hospitality brands within the United States and the Caribbean, including in Dallas, Houston, Lake Tahoe, Phoenix, Aruba and Grand Cayman.
Tom Garcia received his Bachelor of Science degrees in both Accounting and Management Information Systems from California State University. He has previously served in leadership roles for the Dallas and Houston Convention and Visitors Bureaus, the Hotel Association of Dallas and Downtown Dallas. He is relocating to Cashiers.