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Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints Eddie Andre as General Manager
for the Hilton Checkers Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2010 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the promotion of Eddie Andre as General Manager for the Hilton Checkers Los Angeles. Mr. Andre was formerly the Director of Operations for another Crestline managed property, the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village in Princeton, NJ.  

Crestline recently assumed management of the AAA Four-Diamond Hilton Checkers Los Angeles that includes 188 guestrooms and 3,300 square feet of meeting and event space.  The hotel recently completed a major renovation of its guestrooms and all public spaces and is recognized as one of the premier properties in the heart of Los Angeles.   It is walking distance to the Los Angeles Convention Center and is in close proximity to many leisure attractions including the L.A. Live Complex, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Mr. Andre brings more than 17 years of hospitality industry operations and management experience to his position at Checkers.  In addition to having served at the Westin Princeton, he held executive operations positions at the Westin Governors Morris Hotel, NJ, the Milford Plaza, NY, and Loews Philadelphia.

"Eddie has a proven track record in successful hotel management and a true commitment to guest service," said James Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, Crestline Hotels & Resorts.  "We welcome his leadership at this landmark hotel and look forward to serving our guests and the Los Angeles community," added Carroll.

Mr. Andre attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NY.  He holds several industry and academic designations and is active in the hospitality industry.  He can be reached at Eddie.Andre@crestlinehotels.com.

Hilton Checkers Hotel
Located at 535 South Grand Avenue, the Hilton Checkers is a European-style boutique property in the heart of Los Angeles.  The hotel occupies an historical building that dates back to the 1920s and has been fully restored to its original splendor.  A favorite feature includes the stunning rooftop deck showcasing a breathtaking view of the Los Angeles skyline, perfect for dinners, receptions or romantic evenings for two.

Guests may select from 188 luxurious guestrooms and suites that feature contemporary amenities such as 42 - inch flat screen TVs, large marble desks, comfortable leather desk chairs, and wireless Internet connections, while suites offer luxurious spa-style marble bathrooms, with plantation shutters, overlooking Los Angeles.

For dining the hotel features the Checkers Downtown Restaurant rated by Gourmet Magazine & Zagat as one of the finest dining rooms in Los Angeles.  Checkers Downtown is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as its famous Sunday Brunch.  Additional recreational amenities include an outdoor rooftop swimming pool, a fitness center and whirlpool.

The Hilton Checkers is approximately 20 minutes from the Los Angeles International Airport. The hotel is easily accessed from I-101, and offers valet parking. For more information and reservations visit www.hilton.com or call 213-624-0000.  

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 12 states and the District of Columbia.  Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages 12 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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Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
http://www.crestlinehotels.com

 

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Also See: Chesapeake Lodging Trust Acquiring the 188-room Hilton Checkers Los Angeles and the 153 room Courtyard Anaheim at Disneyland Resort for $71 million, Approximately $208,000 Per Key / April 2010
The Former Wyndham Checkers Reglagged the Hilton Checkers Los Angeles; Continues to be Managed by Tarsadia Hotels / Dec 2002
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