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Meet David Dukes of Benson's Hospitality Group
Posted on 12/21/2012 by Caroline Kinney |
Benson’s Hospitality Group is a progressive hotel company focused on providing outstanding service in Athens. They offer 650 high quality guest rooms and 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
A commitment to customer service with heavy emphasis on value while providing superb lodging through choice brands continues to differentiate them from any other lodging product in the Athens area.
We had the pleasure of sitting down to visit with Benson’s VP, David Dukes.
Get to know David as he shares his thoughts on working with Benson’s Hospitality Group, and why he loves Athens…
What makes your business unique for your clients?
David’s answer was simple…“Our people.” He explained that in the hospitality industry, it is all about your people.
What is your favorite aspect of your job?
David loves engaging with people. Interfacing with guests and employees.
The most challenging aspect of it?
He explained that the biggest challenge is meeting guests’ expectations.
What do you like to do for R&R to escape the rigors of work?
David is an avid sportsman, and he is passionate about golf. Most of all, he loves to travel with his wife, Evelyn.
What is your dream vacation?
His dream vacation would be a trip with Evelyn to a destination offering a casual atmosphere with quality dining. And pomp and circumstance. Somewhere they could relax in peace and quiet. After thinking for a moment, David came up with the destination – the One and Only in Bermuda!
What do you love most about Athens?
David loves the quality of the people and the quality of life Athens offers…with so many amenities, and anything else you need just an hour away – travel, airport etc.
What are some of your favorite hotels outside of Athens?
Ponte Vedra Inn and Club – he and Evelyn take an annual trip there. He also loves the Lodge at Pebble Beach.
What is the latest song you added to your ipod?
We love David’s answer…..“Start Me Up by the Rolling Stones”!
What’s your game prediction for the Dawgs v.s. Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl?
David quickly answered – “UGA wins 38-17” :)
Do you have a favorite hotel in Orlando that you’d suggest for Dawg fans to stay for the Bowl game?
David loves The Peabody Orlando
See Benson’s Hospitality Group’s g2a listing here, and check out their 4 hotels:
Holiday Inn Hotel Athens – 197 East Broad Street – 706.549.4433
Holiday Inn Express Hotel Athens – 513 West Broad Street – 706.546.8122
Hilton Garden Inn Athens Downtown – 390 East Washington Street – 706.353.6800
SpringHill Suites – 3500 Daniels Bridge Road – 706.353.8484
Benson’s Hospitality Group
197 East Broad Street
Athens, GA 30601