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Jacques Baheux Appointed General Manager for the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel

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McLEAN, Va. and PORTSMOUTH, Va., March 7, 2005 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Jacques Baheux, CHA, as General Manager for the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center, VA.  The Renaissance Portsmouth is a luxury 249 guest room hotel situated in Portsmouth's historic Olde Towne district, overlooking the Elizabeth River and Norfolk, VA.

Mr. Baheux is an experienced hospitality industry management professional who brings 20 years of management and leadership experience to the position.  Mr. Baheux joins the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel from The Tremont Boston Hotel where he served under Crestline's management as the interim general manager.

"Jacques has a long and experienced background in international hospitality," said Dave Durbin, President, Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.  "Jacques expertise in management, food and beverage, and customer service make him an excellent asset to this hotel," added Durbin.

Mr. Baheux holds a B.S. in hotel and restaurant management from the University of Houston, and he is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA).  He speaks three languages fluently including English, French and Spanish.  His extensive hospitality industry management career includes the Newport Bay Beach Hotel at Disneyland Paris, 'My Kinda Town,' the busiest themed restaurant in Europe, as well as positions in San Antonio, TX, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Spokane, Washington and Toronto, Canada.  Mr. Baheux can be reached at Jacques.Baheux@crestlinehotels.com .

The Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center is situated in downtown Portsmouth's historic Olde Towne district. The Renaissance Portsmouth offers 249 spacious and luxurious guest rooms, including five suites. The hotel's meeting facilities were constructed to meet IACC-certification standards and offer more than 24,355 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space.  For dining, guests may choose the Foggy Point Bar and Grill with its relaxing atmosphere, breathtaking view of the River, and fine contemporary cuisine. The hotel is owned by Highland Hospitality Corporation (NYSE: HIH), a Virginia based, self-advised lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on hotel investments primarily in the US.

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is one of the nation's largest independent hospitality management companies.  Founded in 2000, the Company presently manages 36 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with nearly 7,800 rooms in 11 states and the District of Columbia. 

Certain matters discussed herein are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 


 
Contact:

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Web Site: http://www.barcelocrestline.com
 http://www.RenaissancePortsmouth.com
 

Also See: Tim Bailey Appointed General Manager at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center in Portsmouth Virginia / April 2003
Newly Formed REIT, Highland Hospitality Corporation, Acquires First Three Properties for $71 million / December 2003
Public/private Partnership of Crestline Capital, Stormont Trice and the City of Portsmouth Open the $48 million Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel / Jan 2001


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