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Carol M. Smith Named Director of Sales & Marketing for the Stonewall
Jackson Hotel & Conference Center, Staunton, Virginia
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McLEAN and STAUNTON, Va., Jan. 3, 2006 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Carol M. Smith as Director of Sales & Marketing for the newly restored and expanded Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center.  Situated in the historic downtown district of Staunton, the property is in the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.  The hotel's complete refurbishment includes 124 deluxe guestrooms and nearly 11,000 square feet of elegant meeting, pre-function space and dining space.
    
Ms. Smith brings more than 20 years of hospitality industry sales and marketing experience.  She joins Crestline Hotels & Resorts from Delaware North Company in Yosemite, CA where she was a group sales specialist.  Prior to that Ms. Smith was with Benchmark Hospitality as the Regional Director of Sales & Marketing, and the Director of Sales & Marketing for the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA.  She has also worked for the Seabrook Island Resort in Charleston, SC.  Ms. Smith attended Central Connecticut University.  She can be reached at carol.smith@crestlinehotels.com.
    
"Carol brings tremendous knowledge of the group and leisure market in Virginia, and she is eager to return to this beautiful part of the country," said Vicki Denfeld, SVP of Sales & Marketing for Crestline Hotels & Resorts. "We are confident that Carol's extensive hospitality experience and her love of the Shenandoah Valley will make her a welcome asset to both the community and this significant historic hotel," added Denfeld.

The Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center originally opened in 1924, and reopened this past October following an extensive refurbishment and expansion.  The hotel was recently recognized by the National Trust for Historic Hotels of America for its architectural significance and design by architect H. L. Stevens.  The Stonewall Jackson Hotel is owned by the Persinger family and Armada Hoffler, and is managed by Crestline Hotels & Resorts.  The complete restoration includes a $21.1 million renovation and expansion that preserves the hotel's historic character while providing guests with modern amenities, services and accommodations.  The hotel is part of the overall downtown revitalization efforts of the Staunton community.
    
The hotel includes 124 deluxe guestrooms and nearly 11,000 square feet of elegantly appointed meeting, pre-function and dining space including the historic Colonnade Ballroom with its signature 1924 restored Wurlitzer organ/piano.  
    
The Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center is located at 24 S. Market Street in Staunton, VA.  

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

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Contact:

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

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Also See: The Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center in Staunton, Virginia Opens after $21.1 million Renovation; Owned by the Persinger Family and Armada Hoffler / September 2005

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