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Richard L. Bair Appointed General Manager
at the Sheraton Annapolis Hotel

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MCLEAN, Va., March 2, 2005 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.  today announced the appointment of Richard L. Bair to General Manager of the Sheraton Hotel Annapolis, Maryland.  The Sheraton Annapolis is a full service hotel with 196 guest rooms located minutes from the center of Annapolis.  The hotel was recently acquired 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.
    
Mr. Bair joins Crestline from Prime Hospitality Corporation where he last managed the Prime Hotel and Conference Center, Saratoga Springs, NY.  Mr. Bair is a veteran hotelier with more than 30 years of operations and management experience.  Starting in Memphis with Holiday Inn Hotels, Mr. Bair's experience includes positions with AIRCOA at The Hilton Inn, Jupiter, FL, and 12 years with J.L.M., Inc as general manager and director of operations for two Connecticut hotels, The Sheraton Inn, Waterbury and the Quality Inn Danbury.
    
"Dick brings a wealth of management experience in understanding customer service and revenue management in the hospitality industry," said Dave Durbin, president and CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.  "His record at Prime Hospitality in Saratoga exhibits a keen understanding of operating an excellent hotel by improving customer service, guest satisfaction and profitability," added Durbin.
    
Mr. Bair is a member of the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association as well as the American Hotel Motel Association.  He has also served on the Sheraton International Council, representing the Northeast Region. Mr. Bair can be reached at the Sheraton Annapolis at 410-266-3131 or at richard.bair@crestlinehotels.com
    
The Sheraton Annapolis is a beautiful and upscale full-service hotel located minutes from the heart of Annapolis, the US Naval Academy, the State Capitol, excellent shopping and a wide variety of local restaurants. The hotel features 196 stylish and comfortably appointed guest rooms and suites, 10 meeting rooms accommodating up to 575 people, the Annapolis Bar & Grill, an indoor heated pool and whirlpool, a fitness center, as well as many other choice facilities and services. The hotel is located at 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, MD.  
    
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.  Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages properties independently and under such well regarded brands as Marriott, Hilton, Renaissance, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza and Radisson.  

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
Also See: Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Appoints Eddie Vergara and David Bartek to General Manager Posts / August 2004
Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints Gerald F. Barrack and Craig Hillyard to General Manager Posts / July 2004


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