BOSTON, THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – Benchmark, Pyramid Luxury & Lifestyle, the independent luxury and lifestyle hotel services of Pyramid Global Hospitality, has named Sam Johnson vice president of operations. Sam’s appointment marks a return to the Benchmark family, having previously served as general manager for two years within Benchmark’s Pacific Northwest portfolio.
In his new role at Benchmark, Sam will support the Seattle and Portland, WA markets as they grow their portfolio in each region. He will support the day-to-day successes of the property level associates while building long term relationships with the hotel management teams and the various ownership groups.
"Benchmark is thrilled to welcome back Sam in his new role as VP of operations,” said Greg Champion, president and COO, Benchmark, Pyramid Luxury & Lifestyle. “As we expand more of our portfolio in the Pacific Northwest, Sam is well-equipped to support Benchmark during this time of successful market growth. We couldn’t be happier to have Sam continue bringing the finest in hospitality to our guests.”
With over 42 years of industry experience, Sam most recently served as senior vice president of operations for Hotel Equities and The Hotel Group for the Pacific Northwest (PNW) where he oversaw the financial success of the managed and asset managed hotels in the portfolio, while ensuring each property maintained brand compliance.
He has deep first-hand knowledge of the PNW market and extensive leadership experience in luxury, independent, lifestyle hotels. Sam and his wife Tricia have three grown children, are recent grandparents and reside outside Seattle, WA.