Benchmark has named Francis Vidal director of aquatics for The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark. The Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property is located in Monticello, New York, within the scenic Catskill Mountains, and includes 1,600 wooded acres, the site of the Resorts World Catskills entertainment complex. David Kohlasch, general manager, made the announcement.
“I am so pleased to formally welcome Francis to The Kartrite,” said Mr.Kohlasch. “She brings terrific experience in aquatics management to this important component of our resort, and is proving to be a wonderful addition to our executive team.”
Francis Vidal brings a decade of hospitality leadership experience to her new role with The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark. She most recently served as director of safety and security for Great Wolf Lodge. Ms. Vidal has also served in several additional leadership roles with the Great Wolf Lodge brand, including as director of aquatics, and assistant director of aquatics and safety. Francis Vidal began her hospitality career at the landmark Knotts Berry Farm.
Ms. Vidal attended Columbia Southern University, and has been previously honored as Manager Of The Quarter. She has relocated to the Monticello area.