Benchmark names David Kohlasch GM of the Kartrite Resort

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is located on 1,600 wooded acres of land. Photo credit: Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark
David Kohlasch. Photo credit:
Benchmark Hospitality

Benchmark, a global hospitality company, named David Kohlasch as GM for The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark. The Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property, located in Monticello, N.Y., will open in March on 1,600 wooded acres, the site of the Resorts World Catskills entertainment complex. Greg Champion, Benchmark’s president and COO, made the announcement.

“I am very pleased to welcome David back to Benchmark and to The Kartrite,” Champion said in a statement. “He brings important executive leadership skills to our resort, and vast knowledge in the destination travel experience. He is an ideal leader of our executive team at the resort.”

Kohlasch comes to his new position with 35 years of senior hotel executive experience. He was previously GM of the Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta in St. Louis. Before this he served as GM of the Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta, where he led the repositioning of the hotel. He earlier served as GM for Lansdowne Resort of Leesburg, Va., which Benchmark opened and operated for many years.

Virtual Roundtable

Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience

Join Hotel Management’s Elaine Simon for our latest roundtable—Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience. The experts on the panel will share how to inspire guest confidence that hotels are safe and clean and how to win back guest business.

Kohlasch is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in hotel administration. He resides in the Monticello, N.Y., area.

Suggested Articles

During the final day of AAHOA’s online conference, several owners gathered to discuss how their properties are handling the crisis. 

The dual-brand development is located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University near athletic facilities and the planned multi-sports arena.

Full recovery in U.S. hotel demand and room revenue remains unlikely until 2023 and 2024, respectively.