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Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Appoints Eddie Vergara
and David Bartek to General Manager Posts


McLEAN, Va. Aug. 30, 2004 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Eddie Vergara as General Manager for the Hilton Garden Inn Dallas Market Center and the appointment of David Bartek as General Manager for the Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place, GA. 

Eddie Vergara has been with Crestline Hotels & Resorts since 2002, previously as General Manager of The Hilton Garden Inn, Independence, MO.

"Eddie is a dedicated general manager with exceptional skills in delivering revenue to the bottom line while understanding quality assurance, guest satisfaction, and employee retention," said Dave Durbin, President and CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts.  "We look forward to working with Eddie as he builds an excellent reputation for the beautiful new Hilton Garden Inn Dallas Market Center," added Durbin.

Mr. Vergara has more than 15 years of hospitality experience, and is a graduate of Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management.  He began his career as a rooms manager at the Colonnade Hotel in Coral Gables, FL, and moved on to be director of operations for the Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Ft. Lauderdale.  He also held management positions at The Adams Mark Hotel in Mobile and the Marriott Grand Hotel Resort and Golf Club in Point Clear, AL, before joining Crestline.  In February 2004, The Hilton Garden Inn, Independence was recognized at the Hilton Garden Inn National Meeting as "The Most Improved Property" while under the leadership of Mr. Vergara.  Mr. Vergara has served on the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Hotel & Lodging Association and the Board of Directors, City of Independence Tourism Council.  Mr. Vergara can be reached at 214-634-8200 or via email: .

The 240-room Hilton Garden Inn Dallas Market Center recently reopened after an extensive eight month renovation and conversion to a Hilton Garden Inn.  The eight story hotel is located in one of Dallas' premier business and social districts off of North Stemmons Freeway across from the Dallas Market Center. The Hilton Garden Inn Dallas Market Center is located at 2325 N. Stemmons Fwy., Dallas, TX 75207. 

David Bartek is a 20 year hospitality veteran who has a proven track record in hotel management, sales growth and guest satisfaction.

"We are pleased that Mr. Bartek has decided to rejoin Crestline," said Dave Durbin, President and CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts.  "During his five year tenure with the Company he made extraordinary contributions to our management team in both Salt Lake City at the Wyndham, and at the Marriott Bay Point Resort in Florida.  We enthusiastically welcome him back," added Durbin.

Mr. Bartek holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Point Park College in Pittsburgh, PA and an Associates Degree in Specialized Technology from the Triangle Institute of Technology, also in Pittsburgh.  He began his hospitality career in 1984 with Interstate Hotels Corporation in engineering.  In 1997 he joined the Davidson Hotel Company where he became a General Manager for the Nashville Crowne Plaza, followed by the Kansas City Airport Hilton and the Tampa Airport Hilton.  In 1999 he joined Crestline Hotels and Resorts as the General Manager of the Marriott Bay Point Resort, Florida and then the Wyndham Hotel Salt Lake City.  Prior to rejoining Crestline, Mr. Bartek was with Merritt Hospitality as General Manager of the Atlanta Marriott Northwest.  Mr. Bartek is an active civic leader having been a past board member of the Panama City Beach, FL Chamber of Commerce, and was the Chairman of the Transportation Committee for the Bay County, FL, Chamber of Commerce.  Mr.  Bartek can be reached at 770-923-1775 or at .

The Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place is a preferred, full-service hotel in the northeastern suburb of Atlanta, in the heart of Gwinnett County.  It has 426 guest rooms, including 16 suites, and 16,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space. 

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is one of the nation's largest independent hospitality management companies.  Founded in 2000, the Company presently manages 37 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with over 8200 rooms in 12 states and the District of Columbia. Barcelo Crestline Corporation is the parent company of Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.  Barcelo Crestline also leases and has investments in hotel properties. 

Certain matters discussed herein are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc
Also See: Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints Gerald F. Barrack and Craig Hillyard to General Manager Posts / July 2004
Kinseth Hospitality Assumes Management of the Hilton Garden Inn Independence, Missouri / June 2004

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