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Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints Ian P. Heffron as
General Manager for The Melrose Hotel, Washington, D.C.

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 22, 2010 -- Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Ian P. Heffron as General Manager for The Melrose Hotel, Washington, D.C.   The 240 guestroom hotel features a sophisticated and classically charming atmosphere for guests who want to be near Georgetown and within walking distance to the pulse of D.C. business.  The hotel is located in the heart of one of D.C.'s most notable neighborhoods along Pennsylvania Avenue.
 
Mr. Heffron joins Crestline with more than 10 years of hospitality industry operations and management experience.  He was most recently the General Manager for the Henley Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.  Prior to that position he was a General Manager for Potomac Hospitality where he managed several different Washington D.C. properties.  He also served as General Manager at the Sheraton Baltimore North, Towson, MD.

"Ian brings an extensive background in both the D.C. market, as well as the experience of running an upscale boutique hotel," said James Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, Crestline Hotels & Resorts.  "We are confident that his operations experience, revenue management skills, and attention to guest service will provide dynamic leadership for this property," added Carroll.

Mr. Heffron has been recognized with numerous industry accolades and is active in many industry associations.  He can be reached at: Ian.Heffron@crestlinehotels.com.

The Melrose Hotel, Washington, D.C.
The Melrose Hotel, Washington, D.C. enjoys an exclusive address along Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and Georgetown.  All of the hotel's 240 spacious guest rooms and suites feature: home-like bedding with pillow top mattresses; two-line telephones with data ports and wireless Internet access; personal coffee makers; cable television and On Demand movies.  Original artwork commissioned for the hotel adorns each room and features watercolor renderings of the city's famed historical attractions.

For meetings and special events, The Melrose has some 5,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space including the sunlit Potomac Rooms and an intimate board room.  The Landmark Restaurant offers fine diverse American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the popular Library Bar serves fine wine and cocktails.

The Melrose Hotel, Washington, D.C. is located at 2430 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037.  The hotel is a short taxi ride to or from Reagan National Airport; transportation can also be arranged to or from Dulles International Airport.  The hotel is easily accessible to the Metro, just a short stroll from the Foggy Bottom Metro station to the front door.  The District's historical and cultural attractions as well as key business locations are all nearby.  For more information and reservations, please visit online at www.melrosehotelwashingtondc.com or call 202.955.6400.

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, and Crowne Plaza.  For more information visit: www.crestlinehotels.com.

Note: Certain matters discussed herein are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Certain, but not necessarily all, of such statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "estimates" or "anticipates" or the negative thereof or comparable terminology.  All forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual transactions, results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future transactions, results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  These may include: (i) national and local economic and business conditions or governmental regulations that will affect demand, prices, wages or other costs for hotels; (ii) the level of rates and occupancy that can be achieved by such properties; (iii) the Company's ability to compete.

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Also See: Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints Ryan W. King as Director of Sales & Marketing for the Phoenix Park Hotel, Washington DC / February 2010

Crestline Hotels & Resorts Promotes Bruce Nelker and Shaun Kirby to Senior Vice President of Operations; Additionally, Al Wiles, Terri Ryan and Carol Simon Named to Regional Management Positions / January 2010

Crestline Appoints LaJeune Marbury and Mark Swetman to Director of Sales & Marketing Posts / January 2010

Highland Hospitality Corporation Acquiring the 240-room Melrose Hotel, Washington, D.C. for $76 million, Approximately $316,700 per Key / March 2006
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