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Interstate Hotels & Resorts NamesSean Worker Executive
Vice President, International Operations and Development, Continental Europe


ARLINGTON, Va - Dec. 1, 2004 - Interstate Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: IHR), the nation's largest independent hotel management company, today announced that Sean Worker has been promoted to executive vice president, international operations and development, Continental Europe, effective January 1, 2005. In this newly created position, he will be responsible for managing the company's international operations and sourcing business development opportunities. He will report to Hank Ciaffone, president of international operations and development, and will be based in London.

"International expansion is an important component of our corporate growth plan, and Sean's experience adds significant depth to our international management capabilities," said Steve Jorns, chief executive officer.

Previously, Worker was senior vice president, sales, at Interstate and directed the sales efforts for the company's entire portfolio of managed hotels, which includes independent and branded properties in the United States, Canada, Russia and Portugal.

Worker joined Interstate in 2001. During his 20-year hospitality career, he also held operations and sales positions with Maxxim Hotels & Resorts, Bristol Hotels & Resorts and Marriott Hotels. Prior to immigrating to the United States, Worker trained and held management positions at hotels in Germany, England and Ireland.

Interstate Hotels & Resorts operates more than 300 hospitality properties with nearly 70,000 rooms in 40 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Russia, and Portugal. BridgeStreet Worldwide, an Interstate Hotels & Resorts' subsidiary, is one of the world's largest corporate housing providers. BridgeStreet and its network of Global Partners offer more than 8,700 corporate apartments located in 91 MSAs throughout the United States and internationally. 

This press release contains "forward-looking statements," within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, about Interstate Hotels & Resorts, including those statements regarding future operating results and the timing and composition of revenues, among others, and statements containing words such as "expects," "believes" or "will," which indicate that those statements are forward-looking. 


Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Also See: Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Names Hank Ciaffone President, International Operations and Development, and C.A. Anderson EVP, Development / November 2003
The Béltico Group and Interstate Hotels & Resorts Opens Praia DEl Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort in Portugal / December 2003

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