Benchmark has named Dan Paradiso director of sales & marketing for The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark. The Benchmark Resorts & Hotelsproperty, located in Monticello, New York, within the Catskill Mountains, will open in March on 1,600 wooded acres, the site of the Resorts World Catskills entertainment complex. David Kohlasch, general manager, made the announcement.
“I am very pleased to welcome Dan to The Kartrite,” said Mr. Kohlasch. “He brings important sales leadership skills to our property, and significant experience within our resort destination as well as its feeder markets. He is a welcome addition to our executive team.”
Dan Paradiso is a seasoned hotel sales and marketing executive with nearly 20 years of exemplary experience. He was previously global director, memberships east for Club Quarters Hotels. Prior to this Mr. Paradiso served as director of sales & marketing for Millennium Hotels & Resorts at ONE UN New York.
Active within Meeting Professionals International, Mr. Paradiso has served as president of the Greater New York Chapter. He is a past board member of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Greater New York Chapter, and a former adjunct hospitality instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.
Mr. Paradiso is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of East Stroudsburg University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. He earned his Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation from the Events Industry Council. A native of Sullivan County, New York, which includes Monticello, Mr. Paradiso resides in the Delaware Valley with his wife and four children.