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Banyan Cay Resort & Golf, a Destination by Hyatt hotel, Names Craig Russell as Director of Finance


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Banyan Cay Resort & Golf, a 250-acre new-build property in southeast Florida's West Palm Beach, announces the appointment of Craig Russell as director of finance.

Operated by BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, Banyan Cay is set to become the first Destination by Hyatt hotel in Florida; the Destination by Hyatt brand features distinct properties for passionately independent guests seeking a sense of belonging through connections to unique cultures and places. Banyan Cay also becomes the first full-service Hyatt property in Palm Beach County, a world-class destination recognized for its beaches, water activities, shopping, golf, and international polo scene.

Russell joins Banyan Cay as director of finance after a move from Remington Hotels. A strategic leader with more than 30 years of hospitality experience that spans operations to fiscal oversight, Banyan Cay is Russell's first role under the Benchmark umbrella. Now spearheading all financial activities for the West Palm Beach resort, Russell will leverage his background that includes roles as complex director of finance for Hilton and Hampton Inn properties in New Jersey; managing director for New York's Roger Smith Hotel and its real estate affiliates, including residential and commercial properties; corporate controller for the $20 million retail travel management company, TLG Travel Management, among others.

Russell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University, an Executive Certificate from the General Managers Program at Cornell University, and an Executive Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investments & Asset Management from Cornell University.

"We are pleased to welcome Craig to the Banyan Cay team and the Benchmark family," said David Kohlasch, general manager for Banyan Cay Resort & Golf. "Craig's experience leading multi-dimensional, complex projects will prove invaluable as we move through the pre-opening and opening phases of this property. We know his contributions will be significant."

The footprint of the resort will boast 150 expansive guest rooms and suites and 22 three-bedroom villas, as well as a robust menu of amenities that includes a lush spa, two on-site restaurants, resort-style swimming pools, a poolside tiki bar, six tennis courts, and four pickleball courts. Resort guests will enjoy access to Banyan Cay's already-open private golf club with 18 holes on what is Jack Nicklaus' 300th Signature course.

For more information or to book a future stay at Banyan Cay Resort & Golf, please visit http://www.banyancay.com.

The term "Hyatt" is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.

About Banyan Cay Resort & Golf
Poised for an early 2022 opening, Banyan Cay Resort & Golf will become Florida's first Destination by Hyatt hotel and the first full-service Hyatt-branded property in Palm Beach County. This new-build hotel constructed in partnership with Jacob Companies will boast an upscale West Indies-style imagined by the leading hotel designers at Adache Architects. Banyan Cay will treat guests of their 150 oversized rooms and suites and 22 three-bedroom villas to a robust menu of amenities, including a lush spa inspired by West Indies rituals, two on-site restaurants, a resort-style swimming pool with a poolside tiki bar, six tennis courts, four pickleball courts, and 18 holes of golf on what is Jack Nicklaus' 300th Signature course. Banyan Cay Resort & Golf is centrally located in vibrant West Palm Beach, providing easy access from South Florida's three major airports. Its more than 250 acres is set near world-class shopping and dining in Palm Beach, including Worth Avenue, as well as sports venues, water activities, and more.

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. http://www.benchmarkglobalhospitality.com To become a fan on Facebook, visit http://www.facebook.com/BenchmarkResortsandHotels, http://www.facebook.com/GemstoneHotelCollection. Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/BenchmarkHotels, http://www.twitter.com/GemstoneHotels , on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/benchmarkresortsandhotels, http://www.instagram.com/gemstonehotels, and on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/benchmarkhotels/gemstone-hotels. At LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/company/benchmark-a-global-hospitality-company/

About Destination by Hyatt
The Destination by Hyatt brand is a diverse collection of independent hotels, resorts and residences that are individual at heart yet connected by a commitment to embody the true spirit of each location. Ranging from upper-upscale to luxury, each property is purposefully crafted to be a place of immersive discoveries, authentic design, and warm and welcoming service. As an honored host, each Destination by Hyatt hotel connects guests to both people and place?offering a sense of belonging that invites all to make our destination yours. For more information, visit destinationbyhyatt.com. Follow Destination by Hyatt on Instagram: @destinationhotels, Twitter: @Destination, and Facebook: Destination by Hyatt.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Media Contact

Jessica Milton, Benchmark, A Global Hospitality Company, +1 (786) 714-6268, jmilton@benchmarkglobal.com

 

SOURCE Banyan Cay Resort & Golf


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