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The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe brings on new general manager

RANCHO SANTA FE — Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Jerome Strack general manager for the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, the historic hotel located near San Diego.  The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is part of Benchmark Hospitality’s Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels® brand collection.  Greg Champion, executive vice president & COO, made the announcement.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Jerome to this remarkable and historic property,” said Champion.  “He brings to his new role a keen understanding of all aspects of luxury hospitality and an innate love for the unique equestrian setting of the Inn.  I can’t think of a more qualified professional to lead the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.”

Jerome Strack was previously regional director of food & beverage, North America, and regional director of operations, North America, for Warwick International Hotels.  In this position he oversaw six properties in North America and the Caribbean.  Prior to this appointment he served as area general manager for Horizon Hospitality of Palisade, Colorado, where he transitioned the company’s boutique hotel to four star status and supervised two additional limited service hotels.

Strack was vice president and general manager for the Saguaro Ranch Development Corporation of Tucson, Ariz.  He previously held the title of general manager for hotels in Burbank and Los Angeles, and began his U.S. hospitality career in the front office.  Prior to this he held positions of increasing responsibility for hotels throughout Europe.

A native of The Netherlands, Strack is a graduate of the Hotel School Wageningen, Netherlands, where he majored in hospitality administration.  He subsequently furthered his education at Cornell University.  Passionate about horses, Strack is ideally suited for the equestrian charm of the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.  He and his wife have relocated to Rancho Santa Fe.