Industry Update
Appointment 5 May 2021

Claire Lieberman

Promoted Vice President, Development
At BENCHMARK in The Woodlands (Houston) - TX, USA

Claire Lieberman

BENCHMARK® a global hospitality company, today announces the promotion of Claire Lieberman to vice president of business development. As a leader within Benchmark's robust development team, Lieberman will drive forward the continual growth of the Texas-based management company that operates more than 80 assets worldwide.

Lieberman initially joined Benchmark in February 2020 as senior director of business development, bringing with her nearly a decade of hotel management, investment, acquisition, and development experience. Since then, Lieberman has proven instrumental in the stabilization and expansion of Benchmark's varied portfolio.

Prior to Benchmark, Lieberman was the senior director of development for Red Lion Hotel Corporation in Denver, CO where she spearheaded the national expansion efforts for the company's luxury boutique brand, Hotel RL. She also held multiple development positions with Two Roads Hospitality, playing an integral role in the merger of Destination Hotels & Resorts and Commune Hotels & Resorts in 2016 and supporting the growth of the portfolio through the 2018 acquisition by Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

Lieberman also spent time working for Denver-based brokerage firm Hospitality Real Estate Counselors, assisting with the valuation and marketing of more than $1 billion of hospitality assets. She began her career in operations with White Lodging Management after graduating from the University of Denver with both a bachelor's degree in hospitality management and an MBA.


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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