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Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints Hans J. Schmitt as
General Manager for the Hotel Derek, Houston, Texas
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MCLEAN, Va. and HOUSTON, Dec. 26, 2007 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Hans J. Schmitt as General Manager for the 314 guestroom Hotel Derek in Houston's Galleria area. Mr. Schmitt is a hospitality industry veteran with more than 17 years experience in operations, management, and sales and marketing. He joins Crestline Hotels & Resorts from Noble Investments where he was Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In addition, he has held executive positions with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, HEI Hotels & Resorts, as well as Sheraton Hotels and Renaissance Hotels.

"Hans' understanding of the regional market coupled with his commitment to guest service and leadership will provide excellent skills to manage the upscale Hotel Derek," said Dave Durbin, President & CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts. "We are confident that under Hans' direction the Hotel Derek will continue to grow its reputation for excellence," added Durbin.

Mr. Schmitt attended the hospitality management school at the Salzburg Klessheim College in Salzburg, Austria. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Realgymnasium Waidhofen Ybbs, Austria. He has been recognized with several industry accolades including General Manager of the Year followed by Hotel of the Year awarded by HEI Hospitality. Mr. Schmitt can be reached at hans.schmitt@crestlinehotels.com.

About The Hotel Derek
The Hotel Derek epitomizes new urban style with a unique Texas flare. The hotel is well positioned for visitors seeking to explore all that Houston has to offer, including the city's central business district and world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Guest rooms feature plush bedding with goose down duvets and modern décor accented with 'Texas trimmings'. For business travelers the hotel offers a large glass work-desk in each room, complimentary high speed Internet access, dual-line cordless phones and private voicemail. Additional hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and a full-service fitness center, concierge service, room service and valet parking. With over 10,000 square feet of beautifully appointed meeting space, The Hotel Derek is a favorite for business meetings, as well as social events and area weddings. The Bravo Ballroom, and its adjacent pre-function space, can accommodate parties of up to 500 people. The Hotel Derek is located in the Galleria at 2525 West Loop South, Houston, TX, 77027, at the intersection of Westheimer and West Loop 610 South.

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is one of the nation's largest independent hospitality management companies. Founded in 2000, the company presently manages 51 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with nearly 11,900 rooms in 13 states and the District of Columbia. Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages over 10 independent properties in major US markets including Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. Crestline also manages properties under such well-regarded brands as Marriott, Hilton, Westin, Renaissance, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza and Wyndham.

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

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Also See: Affiliates of Warburg Pincus Real Estate I, L.P. Appoint Crestline to Manage the 314 room Hotel Derek in Houston / October 2007
David Hill Name General Manager and Rick Reed Named Director of Sales at Hotel Derek in Houston; Scheduled to Open Fall 2001 / June 2001
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