Benchmark takes over management of Texas resort

Waves Resort Corpus Christi features 91 guestrooms, four restaurants, six bars, conference and wedding facilities and a waterpark. Photo credit: Benchmark (Waves Resort Corpus Christi )

Diamond Beach Holdings chose Benchmark to manage its 91-room Waves Resort Corpus Christi in Texas. The beachfront property, now a member of Benchmark's signature Benchmark Resorts and Hotels brand, marks the hospitality company's fifth Texas property.

Owner, Diamond Beach Holdings has already invested more than $15 million in property upgrades. So far, this work has added an outdoor theater and performance stage and more than 30,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event, meeting and conference space. Waves Resort Corpus Christi currently includes four restaurants, six bars, conference and wedding facilities, a heated pool, a swim-up bar, a driving range, a waterpark, an outdoor theater, a dog park, arcades and a gaming lounge.

Benchmark’s other Texas properties comprise the Hotel Contessa and La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, the Texas A&M Conference Center in College Station and the Delta Hotels by Marriott Waters Creek Convention Center in Allen near Dallas. It has an additional two locations under construction or renovation. Based in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston, its portfolio includes more than 80 projects across three continents.

“We are delighted to add Waves Resort to our portfolio,” Benchmark CEO Alex Cabañas said in a statement. “The property has welcomed generations of Texas families to North Padre Island and we are looking forward to creating a vacation and conference experience unlike any other and that can be enjoyed throughout the year.”