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  Alfred D. Wiles Named GM and Peter J. Regan as DOS
for the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington DC


WASHINGTON, May 31, 2005 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts today announced the appointment of Alfred D. Wiles, CHA, as General Manager and Peter J. Regan as Director of Sales & Marketingfor the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.  The hotel is the hallmark of Washington, DC's L'Enfant Plaza which was acquired by The JBG Companies, and is undergoing a $300 million redevelopment which includes becoming the home to the new National Children's Museum.  The L'Enfant Plaza Hotel offers 370 luxury guestrooms and suites, as well as 21,000 square feet of elegantly appointed meeting and banquet space.

Alfred D. Wiles has an extensive hospitality management and finance background that spans more than two decades.  He joins Crestline Hotels & Resorts from Professional Hospitality Resources, Inc., where he held positions as Managing Director of the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Resort, and as Director of the Company's Hotel Division and Vacation Ownership Division.  In addition, he has been a general manager for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and has led acquisition and development for Seaway Hotels Corporation, as well as serving as that company's corporate treasurer.

"Al's exceptional and broad hospitality industry background is well-suited for the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel as The JBG Companies begins its redevelopment of the Plaza complex, and a significant modernization of the hotel," said Dave Durbin, President & CEO, Crestline Hotels & Resorts.  "Al has a demonstrated track record in successfully managing upscale properties, as well as renovation and redevelopment projects.  We are confident that he will successfully help the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel re-define itself and strengthens its position as a center of activity in the nation's capital," added Durbin.

Mr. Wiles is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a B.S.  Degree in Hotel and Business Administration.  He can be reached at or at 202-484-1000.

Peter J. Regan brings more than 20 years of hospitality management experience in sales and marketing to his new position.  He returns to Crestline from the Peabody Hotel Group where he served as the Regional Director of Sales & Marketing of the Brand Division.  In addition to his experience with the Peabody Hotel Group, Mr. Regan worked with Daufuskie Island Resort & Spa, SC; Doral Eaglewood Resort & Spa, IL; Emory Conference Center Hotel & Emory Inn, Atlanta, GA; Millennium Broadway Hotel, NY; Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, VT; and Harrison Conference Centers, NY.

"The L'Enfant Plaza Hotel is a significant landmark in the nation's capital.  It is a hotel with a rich history of first-class accommodations and service," said Vicki Denfeld, SVP of Sales & Marketing for Crestline Hotels & Resorts.  "Peter's extensive background in managing sales and marketing for luxury destination hotels is a perfect fit the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.  We are very pleased to have him return to Crestline," added Denfeld.

Mr. Regan is a graduate of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, with a B.S.  in Business Administration.  He can be reached at or at 202-484-1000.

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is one of the nation's largest independent hospitality management companies. 

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

Barcelo Crestline Corporation
Also See: The JBG Companies Names Crestline Hotels & Resorts as the Management Company for the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Formerly the Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC / May 2005

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