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Press Release 7 February 2018

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, Celebrates Cupid With a Sweet Selection of Decadent Desserts for Valentine’s Day

Top Chefs Create Glorious, Amorous Sweets for Sweethearts

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The Woodlands (Houston) -- Desserts are the divas of the culinary world – dramatic, intense, and irresistible. Infused with lush liqueurs, topped with peaks of cream, nuts and berries and drizzled with fine chocolate, they are top performers at any time of year, ending a memorable meal in singular style. On Valentine's Day, desserts do double duty, setting a seductive scene with decadent dishes that are, indeed, the food of love.


The chefs from Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Collection love lovers. These creative cooks come to the aid of Cupid with an array of lavish desserts from elegant hotels and resorts across the USA.

Does love, in fact, need a little sweetener? "It can't hurt," says renowned chef, Stephan Pyles who, as a major partner with Benchmark, is revolutionizing culinary operations and advising on menu development, restaurant design, training and research.

"For thousands of years, certain foods were thought to have aphrodisiac properties – oysters, asparagus, chocolate, coffee, almonds, pistachios, figs, pomegranates, strawberries and bananas," Chef Pyles notes. "These ideas were often dismissed as old wives' tales, but modern science has shown that many of these foods have elements that drive energy and libido."

Many of these amorous ingredients appear in Benchmark's Valentine's Day desserts. They are often infused with Champagne, Kahlua, Irish Cream, Grand Mariner, Sambuca, and Espresso - all designed to sweeten and spark romance.

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Benchmark Resorts & Hotels offers an authentic array of extraordinary destinations, exceptional meeting experiences, unrivaled adventures and culinary excellence, all wrapped up in personalized, intuitive service.
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About BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is a leader in the development, management, and marketing of independent, soft branded, and experiential hard branded resorts, hotels, and conference centers. In addition to the company’s award-winning full service Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, its lifestyle and luxury Gemstone Collection, and its industry-leading Benchmark Conference Centers. BENCHMARK is also an investor in etc.venues, a leading provider of contemporary city centre venues for meetings, signature events, and conferences. Benchmark's combined portfolio features more than 80 unique projects across three continents. The company is passionately committed to delivering personal, inspiring, and memory-making experiences, driving total revenue and profitability, and cultivating an award winning, “Be The Difference” culture for all its employees.

Benchmark, is based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, with offices in London, England; Miami, Florida; Park City, Utah; Scottsdale, Arizona; New Brunswick, New Jersey; Seattle, Washington; and Tokyo, Japan.

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