New GM named for Snow King Hotel

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has appointed John Santaniello general manager for Snow King Hotel and Grand View Lodge. Greg Champion, Benchmark’s president and COO, made the announcement recently.

“It is a pleasure to welcome John to Benchmark and to these wonderful properties,” Champion said. “He comes to us with important experience in leading ski resorts to new levels of business success, both within the ski season and throughout the year.”

Santaniello brings more than 25 years of hospitality industry experience to his new position with Snow King Hotel & Grand View Lodge, spanning the hotel and residential segments of the industry domestically and internationally.

He was most recently Managing Director-Hospitality for The Hermitage Club of Wilmington, Vermont. Previous to this Santaniello served as managing director for the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. He has also held the position of area general manager for the Ritz-Carlton properties in Vail and Bachelor Gulch, Colorado.

Santaniello is an active member of Hotel, Lodging and Ski Area Associations, speaking at numerous industry events. He graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a Bachelor’s degree in History, and received his MBA with a concentration in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.

He has relocated to the Jackson area.

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