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CHAD REYES NAMED DIRECTOR OF ROOMS AT THE CHATTANOOGAN HOTEL

08/20/2013


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (August 20, 2013) – Benchmark Hospitality International’s The Chattanoogan, Chattanooga’s only AAA Four Diamond-rated full-service hotel, has appointed Chad Reyes as the hotel’s director of rooms. The Chattanooga native is responsible for overseeing the operation and staff of the upscale hotel’s front office, valet, conference services and housekeeping departments.  

 “It is a pleasure to appoint Chad to this new position at The Chattanoogan,” said Tom Cupo, regional managing director for The Chattanoogan.  “During his 12-year tenure with The Chattanoogan, he has served in numerous roles and has done an exceptional job.  We look forward to his continued successes as director of rooms.” 

 For the past five years, Reyes was the front office manager at The Chattanoogan, overseeing 24 employees in the front office department and valet.  In 2001, Reyes joined The Chattanoogan during preopening.  He began his career at the hotel as a pastry cook and then began working as a front desk agent.  Mr. Reyes was promoted to front desk supervisor after a few months, and then to evening manager.  After working as the evening manager for one year, he was appointed to conference floor manager.  Two years later, he was promoted to director of security and served in that role for two years.

Mr. Reyes served on several task force and training assignments with Benchmark, working with the company at Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence in Maryland, Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa in Utah and Snow King Hotel and Grand View Lodge in Wyoming.  He has been honored with several prestigious awards from Benchmark, including Leader of the Year, Leader of the Quarter and Best of the Best. 

Mr. Reyes is very involved with his church and has served on two recent disaster relief trips, in New Jersey (hurricane relief) and Oklahoma (tornado disaster).  He is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking, mountain biking and boating. 

The Chattanoogan’s IACC-certified newly renovated 25,000 square-foot conference center features a high-tech learning environment with comprehensive meeting planning and audiovisual support services.  The facility includes 20 dedicated meeting rooms with five general session rooms accommodating 25 to 100 guests; a 16-seat circular board room with a flat data screen; 12 break-out rooms; a 7,500 square-foot ballroom (the largest in Chattanooga); and an amphitheater with seating for 85.  All meeting rooms offer complete networking capabilities and wireless Internet. 

The Chattanoogan, a five-story upscale hotel with 199 guest rooms and suites, also has three outstanding dining establishments and a spa with four treatment rooms, steam room, sauna, fitness center, indoor pool, whirlpool and patio overlooking the hotel’s courtyard. 

The property is conveniently located within a two-hour drive from Atlanta; Nashville, Tenn.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Huntsville, Ala.; and Birmingham, Ala.  It is within walking distance of the city’s museums, galleries, retail stores, restaurants and The Tennessee Aquarium. 

     For more information or reservations, call (423) 756-3400, toll free (877) 756-1684, or visit The Chattanoogan's Website at www.chattanooganhotel.com.

The Chattanoogan is operated by Benchmark Resorts & Hotels®, which represents the finest in lodging, dining, recreational and meeting accommodations. Many are certified by the International Association of Conference Centers, the leading professional organization governing the multi-billion dollar conference center industry on five continents, and many have also been recognized with the coveted Benchmark Conference Centers® certification of meeting excellence.  Benchmark Resorts & Hotels deliver highly specialized service that anticipates guests’ needs and ensures a hospitality experience unsurpassed and long remembered. www.benchmarkresortsandhotels.com.  To become a fan on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/BenchmarkResortsandHotels, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BenchmarkHotels.

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