April 20, 2005

Benchmark Hospitality has assumed management of the French Lick Springs Resort in French Lick, Ind. The 471-room property will be renovated and the restoration of the adjacent West Baden Resort will be completed in a project worth $80 million. Depending on the on the outcome of the current design phase of the renovation, the resort might become a member of the International Association of Conference Centers. French Lick Springs offers more than 60,000 square feet of meeting space; seven food and beverage outlets; two 18-hole golf courses, including a Donald Ross-designed course; 18 indoor and outdoor tennis courts; an equestrian center; several pools; six bowling lanes; a croquet court; five retail outlets; a fitness center; a spa with 21 treatment rooms, and mineral springs.