ROANOKE, W.Va.

Benchmark named Ed Riley general manager for Stonewall Resort, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property.

“I am so pleased to welcome Ed to Stonewall Resort,” stated Greg Champion, president of Benchmark. “A seasoned hotel and Benchmark executive, Ed’s keen insight into our company’s ‘Be The Difference’ service culture, and his luxury resort experience prepares him well to continue to build the renowned reputation of Stonewall Resort.”

Riley is a veteran hotel executive with over three decades of senior leadership experience and was most recently general manager of Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa, the Gloria and Emilio Estefan-owned resort in Vero Beach, Fla., and a member of Benchmark’s Gemstone Collection.

Riley has previously served as general manager of the historic, 350-acre Cranwell Spa & Golf Club located in Lenox, Mass., and in the same leadership position at the 1200-acre Equinox Golf Resort & Spa of Manchester Village, Vt.

Riley is a graduate of Western New England College, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. He is relocating to the Roanoke area.

Stonewall Resort is a 201-room property with a lakeside lodge and lakeside cottages, a conference center, restaurants, fitness center and pool, spa and an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course.