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Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints David Kipfmiller as General Manager and
Pamela McDonald as Director of Sales for The Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Detroit


DETROIT, May 5, 2010-- Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of David Kipfmiller as General Manager and Pamela McDonald as Director of Sales for The Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Detroit.  The hotel is located in the heart of Detroit's business and entertainment district at Harmonie Park and is in close proximity to many business headquarters as well as Comerica Park.  The hotel includes 198 guestrooms and 1200 square feet of meeting and event space.

Mr. Kipfmiller joins Crestline Hotels & Resorts from Marriott International where he was the General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott, Livonia and Troy, MI.  He brings 10 years of hospitality industry management, operations, and sales and marketing experience to this new role. 

Ms. McDonald joins Crestline Hotels & Resorts from Columbia Sussex Hotel Company where she oversaw sales for a group of hotels.  Prior to that, she served as both a Regional Director of Sales and the Director of Sales for the Crowne Plaza Detroit Metro Airport. She brings more than 25 years of hospitality industry sales, catering and marketing experience to this new role.

"We welcome David's experience and background in the greater Detroit market," said James Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, Crestline Hotels & Resorts.  "David's commitment to guest service and quality operations, coupled with his leadership make him a perfect fit for this high profile hotel," added Carroll.

"We welcome Pam's experience and knowledge of the Detroit market," said Vicki Denfeld, SVP of Sales & Marketing for Crestline Hotels & Resorts.  "Pam brings tremendous strength in leading a sales team and a true commitment to guest service and satisfaction," added Denfeld.

Mr. Kipfmiller holds a B.A. in Hospitality Business Administration from Michigan State University.   He can be reached at David.Kipfmiller@crestlinehotels.com.

Ms. McDonald holds several industry designations and is active in the community.  She can be reached at Pamela.McDonald@crestlinehotels.com.

The Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown
Located in a prime downtown Detroit location the hotel is in the heart of both the city's entertainment and stadium districts.  The hotel is a '100% smoke free facility' in keeping with the state of Michigan's ban on smoking.  Guestrooms include a working desk and Herman Miller ergonomic chair, microwave ovens, mini-refrigerators, complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, and a high definition LCD television.  For dining guests may enjoy The Chrome Grill which features creative lunch and dinner options, as well as breakfast. For relaxation enjoy the indoor pool and fitness center.  The hotel is also a pet friendly property.  Located at 351 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, The Hilton Garden Inn Detroit is 20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and 15 minutes from Detroit City Airport.  For more information and reservations visit www.hiltongardeninn.com or call 313 967-0900.

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 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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