Benchmark names GM for upcoming Delta convention center hotel in Allen, Texas

Delta Hotels - Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center

Benchmark, a global hospitality company, named Stacy T. Martin as managing director of Delta Hotels - Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property currently being constructed in the city of Allen, Texas, north of Dallas. The full-service hotel and convention center is scheduled to open in January of 2019. Greg Champion, Benchmark’s COO, announced the appointment, which represented a promotion for Martin.

Stacy Thaler Martin

“It is with pleasure that I announce Stacy’s new role in our company,” Champion said in a statement. “I can’t think of anyone more qualified for leading this exciting new property. A highly experienced hotel executive, Stacy also brings an important understanding of Benchmark’s Be The Difference service culture to Delta Hotels - Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center. We congratulate her on this well-deserved promotion.”

Martin previously was Benchmark’s GM for The Heldrich, a hotel and conference center located in New Brunswick, N.J. Prior to joining Benchmark, Martin served as GM of The Ellis Hotel in Atlanta. She has held senior leadership positions for a number of hotels in markets across the country, including Daytona Beach and Naples, Fla.; Seattle, Dallas and Boston.

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Martin earned her bachelor of science in hotel administration degree from Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. She also attended Cornell University. Martin is the recipient of numerous awards of excellence during her career. She is relocating to Wylie, Texas.