• BENCHMARK Expands in Texas with Three New Properties

     
    POSTED February 25, 2019
     

    Photo courtesy of Hotel Contessa

    Photo courtesy of Hotel Contessa

BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company, is expanding into Texas with three new, distinctive properties—Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center in College Station, Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center in Allen, and Hotel Contessa in San Antonio. 

The Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, which opened on the campus of Texas A&M University in August 2018, features a rooftop deck with panoramic views of the campus and the iconic Kyle Field. The property includes 250 guestrooms and 11 suites and features 35,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including an 8,300-square foot ballroom and 22 flexible meeting rooms. 

Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center, which opened in January 2019, is located in Allen just 30 miles from Dallas. It is also the first hotel in the Delta brand designed specifically for meetings. The hotel’s contemporary and refreshing design encompasses 300 guestrooms and suites and 90,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. 

Hotel Contessa, located on San Antonio’s legendary Riverwalk, hosts its outdoor events on a patio and upstairs terrace overlooking the most scenic stretch of the San Antonio river. The hotel offers 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space including 11 meeting rooms, a ballroom, and outdoor patios with stunning views of the Riverwalk and the city. Hotel Contessa also has 265 unique luxury suites.

The widely recognized Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa, & Convention Center of Branson, Missouri, has captured the coveted “Best of MidAmerica Award” from Meetings Today magazine. Readers of the magazine determined recipients of the award, voting on a handful of the top MidAmerica meeting sites based off of quality of meeting space, guest rooms, services and amenities, food and beverage offerings, staff, availability of technical equipment, recreational facilities and activities, and overall experience.

 

Oklahoma City officials recently unveiled the MAPS 3 Oklahoma City Convention Center’s new brand featuring a colorful, high-energy logo.

“Everyone has seen the rise of the MAPS 3 Oklahoma City Convention Center on the east side of Scissortail Park, and its completion will be another MAPS game-changer for our City,” says Mayor David Holt. “Today’s logo unveiling is another milestone on that path.”

 

Hard Rock International has announced its partnership with Clean the World (CTW), a leading organization in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene). This partnership provides business travelers the opportunity to participate in a team-building activity while giving back to the community by putting together hygiene kits for those in need.