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Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints Ronald C. Paynter General Manager
for the Marriott Plaza San Antonio


FAIRFAX, Va. and SAN ANTONIO, October 23, 2009 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Ronald C. Paynter as General Manager for the Marriott Plaza San Antonio. Mr. Paynter has been with Crestline for several years on a special General Manager task force acting in a variety of operations positions. The Marriott Plaza San Antonio is a 251 room, upscale hotel and is located in the heart of San Antonio's downtown, just steps from the famous Riverwalk.

Mr. Paynter brings more than 30 years of hospitality industry management experience to this position. He began his career with Marriott International and held several positions at leading Marriott Hotels and Resorts throughout the U.S. While with Crestline Hotels he has served in several interim General Manager positions including the Crowne Plaza Englewood, NJ, the Hotel Derek, Houston, and the Hilton Parsippany, NJ.  He also served as interim GM at the Marriott Plaza San Antonio in 2006.

"Ron has long been a tremendous asset to Crestline Hotels & Resorts and we are pleased that he has accepted the position as General Manager for the Marriott Plaza San Antonio," said Shaun Kirby, Regional Vice President of Operations for Crestline Hotels & Resorts. "This is a significant property in an important destination city for business and leisure travel. We are confident that under Ron's leadership this hotel will continue to set the standard and raise the bar for service and exceptional hospitality," added Kirby.

Mr. Paynter has many industry accolades and achievements. In 2005 he was honored with a "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Austin Hotel & Lodging Association. He has served as Chairman of the Board for the Austin Hotel & Lodging Association, Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Chicago Hotel Sales Management Association, as well as numerous industry board positions. He can be reached at Ron.Paynter@crestlinehotels.com.

The Marriott Plaza San Antonio

The recently renovated 251-room Marriott Plaza San Antonio is conveniently located in downtown San Antonio, just steps away from the famed River Walk, the historic Alamo and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Nestled on six acres of sun-bathed courtyards, the hotel includes sparkling fountains and lush gardens complete with free-roaming Chinese pheasants and peacocks. The hotel combines a unique resort atmosphere in a downtown setting. The hotel features amenities for both the business and leisure traveler including: 15 meeting rooms; a health club; spa services; a heated outdoor pool; tennis courts; valet parking; business center; and the Anaqua Restaurant and Palm Terrace Lounge. More information about the hotel and its facilities is available at www.marriott.com.


About 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 66 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with nearly 14,000 rooms in 13 states and the District of Columbia. Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages 13 independent properties in major US markets including Atlanta, Chicago, 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. For more information visit: www.crestlinehotels.com.

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