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Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints Duane Gauthier General Manager
for the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel


FAIRFAX, Va., March 1, 2010 -- Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the promotion of Duane Gauthier to General Manager for the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel.  The 198 guest room upscale hotel is located beachfront, just steps from the ocean, at the northern end of Virginia Beach.  The hotel also offers more than 15,000 square feet of meeting space.

Mr. Gauthier was formerly the General Manager for the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Virginia Beach, also a Crestline managed property.  Mr. Gauthier brings more than 13 years of hospitality operations and management experience to his new position having managed several hotels for Tidewater Hotels & Resorts and for Winegardner & Hammons prior to joining Tidewater.  

"Duane has an outstanding record in managing properties with efficiency and excellent guest service," said James Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, Crestline Hotels & Resorts.  "We look forward to his leadership at this important property," added Carroll.

Mr. Gauthier holds an Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration from Thomas Nelson Community College, VA, as well as many hospitality designations.  He can be reached at Duane.Gauthier@crestlinehotels.com.

The Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel
Located directly on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront at the relaxing north end of the boardwalk, the hotel features a convenient seaside location and resort amenities including an indoor and outdoor pool, a fitness center, a business center and concierge service.  In addition, the hotel is in close proximity to 25 golf courses and a tennis center.  The hotel is a 'smoke free property' and dogs are permitted by reservation in select guest rooms.  All guest rooms feature the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper(SM) Bed with a cozy duvet and high speed internet access.  For dining there is Aqua VI Restaurant that offers American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  For casual dining there is also Sea Sprays on the Boardwalk.

The hotel is located at 3501 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451.  It is easily accessible from Interstate 264 and is less than 20 miles from Norfolk International Airport. The hotel is a short drive to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Fort Story, Oceana Naval Base and Old Dominion University. For more information and reservations visit online www.sheraton.com or call 1-757-425-9000.

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.

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Also See: Crestline Hotels & Resorts Names Nikki Henderson as General Manager for the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront / March 2010

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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

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