CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.

Robert Dorr was named director of sales and marketing for The Chattanoogan, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property.

“I am very pleased to welcome Bob to The Chattanoogan and back to Benchmark,” said Tom Cupo, regional managing director, Benchmark. “He is supremely qualified to lead our hotel’s sales and marketing operation, and to help the property achieve its business goals.”

Dorr was most recently director of sales & marketing for The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center, a mixed use hotel and residential property in Virginia Beach, Va. Dorr has previously held sales leadership positions with Westin, Hilton, Sheraton and Dolce properties.

Earlier in his career he served as director of sales for Benchmark while the company restored the historic Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, Penn.

The Chattanoogan has 199 guest rooms, three dining establishments, a day spa and a 25,000 square-foot conference center. The property is within walking distance of the city’s museums, galleries, retail stores, restaurants and The Tennessee Aquarium.