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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, October 2017… BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named André D’Amour general manager for Stonewall Resort, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located in Roanoke, West Virginia.  Todd Felsen, senior vice president of operations, made the announcement.

“I am very happy to welcome André to Stonewall Resort,” stated Mr. Felsen.  “A seasoned hospitality leader and long-time Benchmark team member, André has important insights into our company’s ‘Be The Difference’ service culture, which is so important for the guest experience.  He brings this and key leadership experience to Stonewall Resort.”

A veteran hotel executive with 25 years of senior leadership experience, André D’Amour previously served as director of operations for Cheyenne Mountain Resort, the Four Diamond, IACC-certified property located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  His tenure at the resort was capped with the property being named Benchmark’s Hotel of the Year for 2016.

Mr. D’Amour invested much of his hospitality career at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, successfully growing his career at the resort by assuming positions of increasing responsibility.  During his time with the property, in addition to serving as director of operations, Mr. D’Amour held managerial and supervisory positions, including director of conference services, operations manager and conference planning manager.  He began with the resort in the conference services department. 

André D’Amour attended Pikes Peak Community College.  He and his wife Sharrie have relocated to the Roanoke, West Virginia area.

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.  To become a fan on Facebook, visit  Follow us on Twitter at, on Instagram at, and on Pinterest at

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