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Norbert Relecker Named General Manager


Benchmark Hospitality International Names Norbert Relecker

General Manager for Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Santa Fe

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, August 2012 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has appointed Norbert Relecker general manager for Eldorado Hotel & Spa, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Greg Champion, Benchmark’s chief operating officer, made the announcement.

“It is with pleasure that we welcome Norbert to Benchmark’s Eldorado Hotel & Spa,” said Mr. Champion. “He has a unique understanding of what makes signature properties in extraordinary destinations successful, and will provide excellent leadership to the hotel’s hospitality team.”

Norbert Relecker was previously general manager of Benchmark’s Chaminade Resort & Spa, the luxury property overlooking Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz, California. During his tenure there he led a $15 million renovation and repositioning program.

Mr. Relecker has held general manager positions for several other properties in the United States, including The Highlands Inn located in Carmel, California. He has served internationally in senior-level positions at hotels and resorts throughout Germany and the Philippines. Relecker launched his hospitality career working for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts.

Norbert Relecker is a graduate of the Hotel School Dr. W. Blindow, located in Hanover, Germany. He is fluent in four languages. Mr. Relecker is Maitre Hotelier of the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. He is relocating to Santa Fe.

About The Eldorado Hotel & Spa

Situated along the historic Santa Fe Plaza with a stunning backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the AAA Four Diamond Eldorado Hotel & Spa features 219 newly renovated and spacious guest rooms including select deluxe accommodations with a wood-burning kiva fireplaces and a terrace. Its signature, award-winning restaurant, The Old House, features Modern American cuisine influenced by local flavors and indigenous ingredients and is best known for its prime, dry-aged beef. The hip, new Agave Lounge, offers a vast selection of specialty cocktails, tequilas and wines by the glass in addition to a menu of flavorful shared plate appetizers. The hotel's Nidah Spa is considered one of the top destination spas in New Mexico and offers an array of body treatments, massages, wraps, facials and a full service nail salon for men and women. The Eldorado also features a roof top pool, whirlpool, fitness center and 22,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Nearby recreational activities include horseback riding, skiing, golf, kayaking and river rafting and can be coordinated through the hotel's concierge. The Eldorado Hotel & Spa is managed by Benchmark Hospitality International. For reservations and information call 800-955-4455 or visit

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About Benchmark Hospitality International

Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM. The independent company, launched in 1980, is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations. Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston. Benchmark Hospitality is also a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers. The company's eastern regional office is in New Jersey, western regional office is in Washington, with international offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark's properties and additional information, visit


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