Industry Update
Appointment24 April 2019

Francis Vidal

Appointed Director of Aquatics
At The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark in Monticello - NY, USA

Francis Vidal

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Francis Vidal director of aquatics for The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark. The Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property is located in Monticello, New York, within the scenic Catskill Mountains, and includes 1,600 wooded acres, the site of the Resorts World Catskills entertainment complex. David Kohlasch, general manager, made the announcement.

Francis Vidal brings a decade of hospitality leadership experience to her new role with The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark. She most recently served as director of safety and security for Great Wolf Lodge. Ms. Vidal has also served in several additional leadership roles with the Great Wolf Lodge brand, including as director of aquatics, and assistant director of aquatics and safety. Francis Vidal began her hospitality career at the landmark Knotts Berry Farm.Ms. Vidal attended Columbia Southern University, and has been previously honored as Manager Of The Quarter. She has relocated to the Monticello area.


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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