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Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints Richard M. Lundt to
General Manager of the 299 room Omaha Marriott 
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MCLEAN, Va. and OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 15, 2005 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Richard M. Lundt as general manager for the Omaha Marriott.  The hotel is owned by Highland Hospitality Corporation (NYSE: HIH), a Virginia based, self-advised lodging real estate investment trust (REIT), and is managed by Crestline Hotels & Resorts.
    
Mr. Lundt joins Crestline from his position as general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn, in Omaha.  He has more than 15 years of hospitality industry management experience including positions with Lodgian Hotels, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Red Lion Hotels.
    
Dave Durbin, president and CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts said, "Rich's knowledge of the Omaha market coupled with his expertise in management, as well as his community and industry involvement, make him an excellent addition to lead the Omaha Marriott team."
    
Mr. Lundt holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Grace University in Omaha.  He is the past president of the Greater Omaha Hotel Association, and a member of the Greater Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Board as appointed by the Mayor of Omaha.  Mr. Lundt can be reached at rich.lundt@crestlinehotels.com.

The Omaha Marriott
The Omaha Marriott is offers 299 guest rooms and suites for business and leisure travelers.  The hotel is adjacent to the Westroads Mall, two miles from Boys Town, and two miles from the Miracle Hills Golf Club.  It is also within a short driving distance to the Omaha International Airport, the Civic Auditorium, the Qwest Convention Center, the Old Market, and Council Bluffs Casinos.  The hotel offers 14 meeting rooms with 12,000 square feet of conference and banquet space, as well as a lounge, and The Omaha Chophouse which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Additional amenities include an indoor and outdoor pool, and a fitness center with a whirlpool and sauna. 

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is one of the nation's largest independent hospitality management companies.  Founded in 2000, the Company presently manages 37 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with more than 8,400 rooms in 12 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.  Certain, but not necessarily all, of such statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "estimates" or "anticipates" or the negative thereof or comparable terminology.  

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

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Also See: Highland Hospitality Corporation Acquires the 299-room Omaha Marriott from LaSalle Hotel Properties for $28.5 million, Approximately $95,300 per Room / September 2004


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