Highland Hospitality Corporation to Manage
the 410 room Wyndham Palm Springs
|MCLEAN, Va., and PALM SPRINGS, California., July 18, 2005 - Crestline
Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced its selection as the new management
company for the Wyndham Palm Springs. The upscale hotel and conference
facility is located in the heart of downtown, directly linked to the recently
expanded Palm Springs Convention Center, and offers 410 well-appointed
guest rooms and 30,000 square feet of conference space. The hotel was recently
purchased by Highland Hospitality Corporation (NYSE: HIH - News), a Virginia
based, self-advised lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) focused
on hotel investments primarily in the US.
"The Wyndham Palm Springs is an ideally situated hotel for Crestline's experienced management team to expand its services to California," said Dave Durbin, President & CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts. "As a leading hotel management company, we have been awaiting an opportunity to add a California property to our portfolio. The Wyndham Palm Springs enjoys an excellent reputation with group, business and leisure travelers. It has a prime location, upscale amenities, and comprehensive conference facilities, making it a perfect fit for our management expertise. We look forward to working with the hotel's general manager, Duane Rohrbaugh, and the sales team to continue to build on the hotel's tradition of excellent service and outstanding community involvement," added Durbin.
The Wyndham Palm Springs
For business meetings and social events, the hotel has 16 meeting rooms comprising 30,000 square feet of elegant banquet and conference space. Contemporary dining with a Southwestern influence can be enjoyed in the hotel's Cafe Terraza which offers indoor/outdoor seating for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For casual drinks and entertainment, The Calabrese Lounge has refreshments and light food. There is also the Oasis poolside lounge which features a misting system to keep guests cool, and big screen TV's on the terrace overlooking the pool.
Nearby recreational amenities include such popular Palm Springs' favorites as: spa services, golf, tennis and world-class shopping, as well as skiing, hiking and trail riding. The Wyndham Palm Springs offers complimentary transportation to the Palm Springs Airport which is only 1.5 miles from the hotel. For more information or reservations, visit http://www.wyndham.com or call: 760-322-6000.
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 8,000 rooms in 12 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. Additional information about the hotel management company is available at the company's web site: http://www.crestlinehotels.com.
Highland Hospitality Corporation is a self-advised lodging real estate investment trust, or REIT, focused on hotel investments primarily in the United States. The Company owns 20 hotel properties with an aggregate of 5,885 rooms in eleven states and Mexico. Additional information can be found on the Company's website at http://www.highlandhospitality.com.
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Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
|Also See:||Highland Hospitality Corporation Acquiring the 410-room Wyndham Palm Springs for $57.0 million, Approximately $139,000 per Room / June 2005|
|Duane Rohrbaugh Heads Up New Management Team at Wyndham Palm Springs / Jan 2002|