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 Terri Ryan Appointed General Manager for the
Melrose Hotel, Washington, DC
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MCLEAN, Va., March 22, 2006 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Terri Ryan as General Manager for the Melrose Hotel, Washington, DC. She moves to the Melrose Hotel Washington, DC from The Holiday in on the Hill, Washington DC, where she also served as general manager.

Highland Hospitality Corporation (NYSE: HIH) recently purchased the Melrose Hotel, Washington DC and named Crestline Hotels & Resorts as the management company for the 240 guest room luxury boutique hotel. The Melrose Hotel Washington, DC recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation to all of its guest rooms and public spaces creating a sophisticated and classically charming atmosphere for guests. The hotel is located in the heart of one of DC's most notable neighborhoods along Pennsylvania Avenue. It is only one block from Georgetown and a short stroll from the Foggy Bottom Metro station, as well as in close proximity to the White House. The hotel is easily accessed from Reagan National Airport.

Ms. Ryan has been with Crestline Hotels & Resorts in general manager positions at various hotels in the Washington, DC market for more than five years. In addition to her position as general manager at The Holiday Inn on the Hill, she was also general manager for the 301 guest room Radisson Barcelo Washington. Prior to joining Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Ms. Ryan was general manager of the Loews Annapolis Hotel, and the regional food and beverage director for Loews L'Enfant Plaza and Loews Annapolis Hotel. Her experience also includes the role of food and beverage director at the Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa.

"Terri's vast experience in hospitality management, coupled with her understanding of the sophisticated Washington, DC market make her the perfect choice to help enhance the position of the Melrose Hotel, Washington DC as a fine, luxury hotel with a high level of personal service," said Dave Durbin, president and CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts. "Terri brings an impeccable track record in managing Crestline properties in the Washington, DC area and exemplifies our unique management style of customer service coupled with profitability for our owners," added Durbin.

Ms. Ryan is a graduate of Catholic University in Washington, DC. She is the immediate past chair of the Board of Trustees of the Marriott Hospitality Public Charter High School. She also serves as a mayoral appointee to the Washington Convention and Tourism Corporation. In addition, Ms. Ryan has been involved in Leadership Washington, the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, the American Institute of Wine and Food, DC Chapter, Les Dames d'Escoffier, and the Loews Hotels/Cornell University Management Development Center. Ms. Ryan can be contacted at terri.ryan@crestlinehotels.com.

The Melrose Hotel, Washington, DC is located at 2430 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. 20037. 

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is one of the nation's largest independent hospitality management companies. Founded in 2000, the Company presently manages 41 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with over 9,900 rooms in 12 states and the District of Columbia. Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages properties independently and under such well regarded brands as Marriott, Hilton, Westin, Renaissance, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza, Wyndham and Radisson. 

Certain matters discussed herein are forward-looking statements within 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.melrosehotelwashingtondc.com

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Also See: Highland Hospitality Corporation Acquiring the 240-room Melrose Hotel, Washington, D.C. for $76 million, Approximately $316,700 per Key / March 2006
Christopher R. Alto Appointed General Manager at The Melrose Hotel, Washington, D.C. / April 2005

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