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Crestline Hotels & Resorts Recognizes
Top Sales Performers
Marilyn Williams, Holiday Inn on the Hill, Washington, DC
Named Sales Person of the Year


MCLEAN, Va., March 16, 2005 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a leading hospitality management company, reports a record year for sales growth in 2004 with its portfolio of properties exceeding revenue from the previous year with comparative hotel sales up 11.5% year over year.  The Company's growth and the achievement of its national sales team were recently recognized during its annual Sales and Marketing Conference at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta, GA.  Crestline manages 36 hotels in 11 states and the District of Columbia under such well-known brand names as Marriott, Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Renaissance, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza, Residence Inn, as well as independent properties.

"2004 has been a remarkably successful year for our company and its associates," said Dave Durbin, president and CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts.  "During this year we have added several new properties to our portfolio and many more are in the pipeline.  Our ability to grow our company is a direct result of the enthusiasm, achievements and success of our sales and marketing associates.  It is a pleasure to honor all of our team at this annual event and to particularly recognize those whose contributions have exceeded even our highest expectations," added Durbin.

The following individuals and hotels were recognized for their extraordinary achievements in 2004:

Sales Person of the Year
     Marilyn Williams, Holiday Inn on the Hill, Washington, DC

Catering Manager of the Year
     Lee Trujillo, Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore, Tampa, FL

Most Improved Sales Team of the Year
     Select Service -- Homewood Suites Stratford, CT
     Full Service -- Holiday Inn on the Hill, Washington, DC

Overall Sales Team of the Year
     Select Service -- Charlotte City Center Courtyard, Charlotte, NC
     Full Service -- Radisson Barcelo Orlando, Orlando, FL

Revenue Manager of the Year
     Christina FitzGerald, Radisson Barcelo Orlando, Orlando, FL

Conference Planner of the Year
     Edie Ammermann, GA Tech Hotel & Conference Center, Atlanta, GA

Event Satisfaction Score
    The Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place, Atlanta, GA, -- received special recognition at the meeting for being the number one full-service Marriott Hotel for overall satisfaction, according to a survey of event planners conducted by Marriott Hotels & Resorts.  Marriott asks event planners to rate a hotel on satisfaction of service and staff.  Results of the year long survey were recently released for 2004, and the Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place Hotel ranked number one among the 279 Marriott hotels that participate in the ranking.

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is one of the nation's largest independent hospitality management companies.  Founded in 2000, the Company presently manages 36 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with nearly 7,800 rooms in 11 states and the District of Columbia.  Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages properties independently and under such well regarded brands as Marriott, Hilton, Renaissance, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza and Radisson. 


Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
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Also See: Crestline Names Desiree Hackley,Radisson Barcelo Washington DC, Sales Person of the Year / April 2004
The 343-room Holiday Inn on the Hill Hotel, Washington DC, Acquired by LaSalle Hotel Properties / June 2001

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