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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, August 2017… BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Jason W. Jonilonis director of food and beverage for Stonewall Resort, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located in Roanoke, West Virginia.  Todd Felsen, senior vice president of operations, made the announcement.

“It is such a pleasure to welcome Jason to Stonewall Resort and to Benchmark,” said Mr. Felsen.  “With a broad background and significant experience in all areas of food and beverage, he is the perfect professional to lead our culinary program, taking it to even greater heights of success.”

Jason Jonilonis previously owned and operated a successful food and beverage consulting business, specializing in enhancing culinary quality.  In this role he worked closely with staff, restaurant concepting and product development for hospitality and casino clients.  Jonilonis has also served as a task force food and beverage director for Topnotch Resort in Stowe, Vermont.  Prior to this he was with Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa™ of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. 

Mr. Jonilonis’ distinguished 30-year culinary career includes serving as executive chef for the Casino Del Sol Resort, Hacienda Del Sol and Westward Look Resort, each of Tucson, Arizona.  He has been a featured chef multiple times at the James Beard House in New York City.  Many of the restaurants under his direction have received numerous awards of excellence, including Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond ratings.  

About Stonewall Resort

The Four Diamond-rated Stonewall Resort is a 201-guestroom property with a lakeside lodge and lakeside cottages, a conference center, restaurants, complete fitness center and swimming pool, spa and an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. The resort is located at Stonewall Resort State Park near Weston, West Virginia.  Stonewall Resort is a joint private/public development between MHLP, Inc. and the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.  Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® operates Stonewall Resort.

About Benchmark Resorts & Hotels®

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® features the finest in lodging, dining, recreational and meeting accommodations.  Featuring unique and distinctive properties renown for exceptional service and for creating unforgettable memory-making experiences, it is the signature portfolio of BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, which has been a leading US-based hospitality management company for nearly 40 years.  Many Benchmark Resort & Hotels' properties are certified by IACC, the association that represents the finest meeting venues and services globally, and many have also been recognized with the coveted Benchmark Conference Centers® certification of meeting excellence.  www.benchmarkresortsandhotels.com.  To become a fan on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/BenchmarkResortsandHotels  Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BenchmarkHotels, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/benchmarkresortsandhotels, and on Pinterest at  www.pinterest.com/benchmarkhotels

Contact: Ken Ellens

KenEllens@aol.com / 201-758-2864

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