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Carol Baetzel
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Phone: 602.569.3074

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Wylder-Mares Sales Announcement



 SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO . . . . . Sandra Wylder Smith and Mark Mares have joined the sales team at The Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Santa Fe's premier destination hotel for meetings and events.  General Manager Norbert Relecker made the announcement.

Sandra Smith was appointed senior sales manager and brings more than 20 years of hospitality sales and marketing experience to the Eldorado.  Prior to joining the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Smith was the senior sales manager for the Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa at Buffalo Thunder.  She has held similar positions with Bishop's Lodge in Santa Fe in addition to Hilton Hotels and Marriott in Dallas.  Smith also has extensive experience in the travel services industry. She will be responsible for the Midwest and Texas market segments and will be headquartered in Dallas.

Mark Mares, also appointed senior sales manager, will be overseeing the Chicago and western United States markets for the Eldorado.  Mares brings 19 years of hospitality sales experience to the Eldorado and was most recently an independent sales consultant for Hospitality Task Force Services.  Mares has held senior level sales positions in New Mexico, Texas and Arizona for Hilton Hotels, Sheraton and independently owned properties.  Mark is a native of New Mexico and will be located on property.

"We welcome Sandra and Mark to the sales team at The Eldorado," said Mr. Relecker.  "They both come to the hotel with extensive sales expertise and a wide range of industry contacts in our key markets, which will serve them well in their new positions.”

Managed by Benchmark Hospitality International, a global leader in meetings and hospitality, Eldorado Hotel & Spa offers the most meeting and event space of any hotel in Santa Fe with more than 22,000 square feet of function space divided among a variety of unique venues.


Carol Baetzel
Carol Baetzel Public Relations