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 Jack Burkam Named General Manager for the Rocky Gap Lodge
& Golf Resort Near Cumberland, MD
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CUMBERLAND, Md. and MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 16, 2005 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Jack Burkam as General Manager for the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort near Cumberland, MD.  This unique resort sits on the shore of a pristine 243-acre lake in a beautiful forested area, and boasts Maryland’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. 

Mr. Burkam has an extensive hospitality industry background that spans some 20 years.  He joins Crestline from Mirbeau Properties where he was the general manager and marketing director for the Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Skaneateles, NY.  Prior to that, he was the general manager and director of marketing & sales for the Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in California.  He began his career with Trans World Airlines in advertising, marketing and sales, and has also held positions with Travelsavers, Inc. Hilton Hotels Corporation and Presidio Golf Course.

“Jack’s extensive background in the hospitality, golf and travel industry provides a wealth of expertise in managing a destination resort,” said Dave Durbin, president and CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts.  “We look forward to working with Jack as we continue to enhance the wonderful service reputation and excellent facilities at Rocky Gap,” added Durbin. 

Mr. Burkam holds an MBA with an emphasis in marketing and finance from Rutgers University.  He has also earned a BA from Rutgers University.  He has served as a board member for the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau and was a founding board member of the Destination Sonoma County Advertising Committee. Mr. Burkam can be reached at jack.burkam@crestlinehotels.com.

Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort
The Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort is a favorite destination hotel for individual guests as well as meetings and conferences.  The resort includes a rustic yet elegant lodge, 218 guest rooms, Rocky Gap Garden Spa, multiple food and beverage outlets, tennis courts and a new indoor pool pavilion.  The property has received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond award for five consecutive years.  All guest rooms are handsomely designed with custom-made Shaker furniture.  For conferences, the property includes more than 15,000 square feet of function space accommodating groups of up to 550 people. Choose from 12 meeting rooms, or several outside venues.  For recreation, guests choose from more than 30 outdoor activities including a round of golf on the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus course, or boating and fishing on the lake. Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort also sits at the gateway to a 3,000 acre state park where guests can enjoy hiking and biking.  In addition, there are organized children’s and family activities. The Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort is conveniently located near I-68, and is about a two hour drive from major cities and airports including Washington, DC, Baltimore and Pittsburgh.  For more information and reservations visit http://www.RockyGapResort.com or call 1-800-724-0828.

About the Company:
Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest  independent hospitality management companies.  Founded in 2000, the Company presently manages 38 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with more than 8,700 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, Wyndham and Radisson.  Additional information about the hotel management  company is available at the company’s web site: http://www.crestlinehotels.com.

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Contact:

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

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Also See: Losses Mount at the Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort; Backed by the Maryland Economic Development Corp., the Resort's Bondholders have Agree to Forego Interest Payments / July 2004
Maryland Economic Development Corporation Appoints Crestline as Manager of the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort / April 2002

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