Benchmark adds new director of sales to its Eaglewood Resort & Spa

A guestroom in the Eaglewood Resort & Spa. Photo credit: Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Benchmark, a global hospitality company, named Eileen S. Cole director of sales & marketing for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located in Itasca (Chicago), Ill. Eric Bates, Benchmark’s GM at the resort, made the announcement.

Eileen Cole. Photo credit:
Benchmark Resorts & Hotels

"It is a great pleasure to welcome Eileen to Benchmark and to Eaglewood Resort & Spa,” Bates said in a statement. “She brings significant sales leadership experience to our resort. She also has important business contacts and market awareness which will be vital to Eaglewood’s success. We look forward to her active participation as part of our resort’s leadership team.”

Eileen Cole comes to her new position with Eaglewood Resort & Spa with three decades of success in hospitality sales and marketing, much of it invested within the Chicagoland market. She was most recently VP of sales & marketing for The Bricton Group of Mt. Prospect, Ill., where she and her team successfully drove hotel and resort revenues for the company and supported its hospitality portfolio growth nationally. Previous to this, she held the position of director of sales and marketing for the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge.


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Cole held several sales positions of increasing responsibility throughout her hotel sales career. She has also participated in destination sales, while working with the Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Eileen Cole is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She resides in Mt. Prospect, Ill.

Located just 12 miles west of O’Hare International Airport and 25 miles from downtown Chicago, Eaglewood Resort & Spa is spread across 104 acres in Itasca, Ill. Managed by Benchmark Hospitality International, the resort offers 295 guestrooms and suites with walk out balconies showcasing views of its championship golf course. In addition, Eaglewood offers three dining venues with fine and casual menu options; recreation including a complete health spa, 18-hole championship golf course, a pool with sundeck, fitness center and six-­lane Brunswick Retro Bowling alley; as well as 37,000 square feet of IACC­-certified meeting space.

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