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 Andrew Schiavone Named General Manager for the Renaissance
Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center,
Portsmouth, Virginia
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MCLEAN, Va. and PORTSMOUTH, Va., March 13, 2006 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. announces the appointment of Andrew G. Schiavone as General Manager for the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center, VA. The Renaissance Portsmouth is an upscale 249 guest room hotel with more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space situated in Portsmouth's historic Olde Towne district, overlooking the Elizabeth River and Norfolk, VA.

Mr. Schiavone was formerly the general manager at the 522 guest room Radisson Barcelo Hotel in Orlando, also managed by Crestline Hotels & Resorts. He is a hospitality industry professional with more than 20 years of management experience. Prior to joining Crestline Hotels & Resorts he held management positions with Marriott Hotels & Resorts as both a general manager and director of catering and convention services.

"Andy's combined understanding of operations and meeting services provide an excellent background for leading the team at this busy conference property," said Dave Durbin, President & CEO, Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. "In addition, Andy's passion for guest service coupled with his expertise in management, food and beverage, and IACC conference centers make him an excellent asset to this beautiful hotel," added Durbin.

Mr. Schiavone is a graduate of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. He has been active in several professional organizations including the Central Florida Hospitality & Lodging Association, the Osceola Resort Area Council, the I-Drive Chamber, and is an active SKAL member. Mr. Schiavone can be reached at Andy.Schiavone@crestlinehotels.com.

The Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center is situated in downtown Portsmouth's historic Olde Towne district. The hotel overlooks the busy Elizabeth River and the skyline of neighboring Norfolk.

The hotel is owned by Highland Hospitality Corporation (NYSE: HIH - News), a Virginia based, self-advised lodging real estate investment trust (REIT).

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Contact:

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

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Also See: Public/private Partnership of Crestline Capital, Stormont Trice and the City of Portsmouth Open the $48 million Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel / Jan 2001
Jacques Baheux Appointed General Manager for the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel / March 2005

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