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Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints Cathryn Giff as Director of Sales & Marketing
for the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Conference Center


PORTSMOUTH, Va., April 5, 2010-- Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Cathryn Giff as Director of Sales & Marketing for the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Conference Center.   The hotel, which is located in Portsmouth's Historic Olde Towne District, includes 249 guestrooms and more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space.  

Ms. Giff was previously Director of Sales for the Hilton Garden Inn Detroit, also a Crestline managed hotel.  She brings more than 15 years of hospitality management and sales experience to this new role having also served as Global Sales Manager for Marriott International and Director of Sales & Marketing at the Marriott Detroit Airport Hotel, as well as several other hospitality positions.

"Cathryn is a talented sales professional with an extensive background in booking group meetings and managing corporate accounts," said Vicki Denfeld, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Crestline Hotels & Resorts.  "We welcome her experience and leadership at this important hotel," added Denfeld.

Ms. Giff has been recognized with many industry accolades for her achievements.  She can be reached at Cathryn.Giff@crestlinehotels.com.

The Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center
The Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center is situated in downtown Portsmouth's historic Olde Towne district.  The hotel overlooks the busy Elizabeth River and the skyline of neighboring Norfolk.  Attractions from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach are nearly equidistant from the hotel's central location.

The Renaissance Portsmouth recently completed an extensive renovation to its 249 spacious and luxurious guest rooms, including five suites. The hotel's event facilities were constructed to meet IACC-certification standards and offer more than 24,355 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space.  A unique amphitheater seats up to 70 people and every meeting room is equipped with high-speed Internet access.  For dining, guests may choose the Foggy Point Bar and Grill with its relaxing atmosphere, breathtaking view of the River, and fine contemporary cuisine. During mild days, the hotel offers outdoor dining.

Guests arriving by automobile will find access convenient via I-264.  Air travelers arriving from Norfolk International Airport are within 20 minutes of the hotel.  For more information or reservations, please call 757.673.3000, or visit online at:  www.RenaissancePortsmouth.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 65 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with nearly 13,500 rooms in 13 states and the District of Columbia.  Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages 14 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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