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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, November 2017 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Brian C. P. Connors area director of finance for the Ames Boston Hotel and the Copley Square Hotel.  Both properties, located in Boston, are part of Benchmark’s Gemstone Collection.  Kirk Jones, chief financial officer, made the announcement.

“I am very pleased to welcome Brian to both the Copley Square Hotel and Ames Boston Hotel,” said Mr. Jones.  “He has had a distinguished career in finance and accounting, both at the corporate and property level, and brings this expertise to both of our properties and to Benchmark.”

Brian Connors was previously centralized controller for Crestline Hotels and Resorts.  He gained on-property experience working as controller for the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center and the Holiday Inn Brookline, among other hotels on the east coast.

Mr. Connors is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston where he earned his degree in Accounting, and is a Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive by the International Association of Hospitality Accountants.  Connors is conversant in multiple languages in addition to his native English, including Spanish, Italian and French.  He resides in Boston.

About Ames Boston Hotel

The historic Ames Boston Hotel, a member of the Curio Collection by Hilton™ and of the Gemstone Collection by BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, inspires both modern style and old world sophistication. An experience rich with elegant interpretations, complemented by innovative new design, Ames Boston Hotel offers Bostonians and visitors, alike, a dynamic hospitality experience. Ideally located near historic Faneuil Hall and Beacon Hill, the 114-room hotel boasts an atmosphere that is refined yet playful, a state-of-the art fitness center, and suites accented by dramatic, Romanesque arched windows and original fireplaces.  Ames Boston Hotel is located at 1 Court Street and can be reached by calling 617-979-8100 or visiting

About Copley Square Hotel

Copley Square Hotel, a Gemstone Collection property by BENCHMARK®, located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, offers 143 upscale guest rooms and suites, complete with complimentary amenities & experiences including an engaging “Wine Down” Cocktail Hour to kick off each evening, Morning Power Hour with bottled water, granola bars, jogging maps and crisp towels, fitness center, wi-fi and tea and coffee service each morning. Surrounded by high end shops & fabulous restaurants set in a vibrant neighborhood that fuses history with rich culture near iconic Fenway Park, Newbury Street & Boston Commons, Copley Square Hotel offers a distinctive experience that is intuitively yours. For reservations or for more information, call (617) 536-9000 or visit

About Gemstone Collection

The Gemstone Collection includes distinctive hand-picked properties in spectacular and popular U.S. destinations coast to coast. Each upscale resort and hotel destination provides highly-personalized service and luxury reflective of the charm and unique character of the destination, while in keeping with the collection’s shared mission and passion for excellence.  A distinguished portfolio of BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, which has been a leading US-based hospitality management company for nearly 40 years, the Gemstone Collection is the preferred choice of guests who yearn for inspiring and transformative experiences, customization over conformity, stimulation over predictability, and adventure over routine. To become a fan on Facebook, visit, or follow us on Twitter at, on Instagram at, and on Pinterest at

Contact: Ken Ellens / 201-758-2864

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