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Benchmark names David Kohlasch GM of the Kartrite Resort

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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.

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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.

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