THE WOODLANDS, TX – Benchmark, a global hospitality company, announces the promotion of Claire Lieberman to vice president of business development. As a leader within Benchmark’s robust development team, Lieberman will drive forward the continual growth of the Texas-based management company that operates more than 80 assets worldwide.
Lieberman initially joined Benchmark in February 2020 as senior director of business development, bringing with her nearly a decade of hotel management, investment, acquisition, and development experience. Since then, Lieberman has proven instrumental in the stabilization and expansion of Benchmark’s varied portfolio.
“The impact Claire has made on our organization during her brief tenure has been significant,” said Jeff McIntyre, president of Benchmark. “As she transitions to this elevated position within our development team, Claire will be an essential component of Benchmark’s expanding footprint. We are confident she will continue to add tremendous value as we work to aggressively grow our presence in key markets around the globe.”
Prior to Benchmark, Lieberman was the senior director of development for Red Lion Hotel Corporation in Denver, CO where she spearheaded the national expansion efforts for the company’s luxury boutique brand, Hotel RL. She also held multiple development positions with Two Roads Hospitality, playing an integral role in the merger of Destination Hotels & Resorts and Commune Hotels & Resorts in 2016 and supporting the growth of the portfolio through the 2018 acquisition by Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
Lieberman also spent time working for Denver-based brokerage firm Hospitality Real Estate Counselors, assisting with the valuation and marketing of more than $1 billion of hospitality assets. She began her career in operations with White Lodging Management after graduating from the University of Denver with both a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management and an MBA.