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The JBG Companies Selects Crestline Hotels & Resorts
to Manage the Sheraton Reston, VA
Sami Zeitoun Appointed General Manager
MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 24, 2005 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced its appointment as the new management company for the 301 guest room Sheraton Reston Hotel.  The upscale hotel and conference facility is located in suburban Virginia minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport.  Hotel guests enjoy the resort-like setting directly across the street from the Reston National Golf Course, and the convenience of being only 20 minutes from Washington, DC.  The selection of Crestline Hotels & Resorts to manage the Sheraton Reston marks an ongoing and growing relationship between Crestline and The JBG Companies of Chevy Chase, MD.  Crestline Hotels & Resorts now manages three properties for The JBG Companies including the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel and the Four Points by Sheraton, both in downtown Washington, DC, in addition to the Sheraton Reston Hotel.
"Like all of The JBG Companies' holdings, The Sheraton Reston is a first- class property that is well-maintained and in an ideal location," said Dave Durbin, President & CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts.  "The JBG Companies' continued confidence in our management abilities is most rewarding as we endeavor to enhance this hotel's reputation for excellent customer service and
amenities," added Durbin.
Ken Finkelstein, a JBG partner said, "We are enthusiastic about expanding our relationship with Crestline at the Sheraton Reston and look forward to working with them to ensure the continued success at the property."

The hotel is located at 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191. 

Sami Zeitoun Appointed General Manager

Sami Zeitoun is a 16-year hospitality industry veteran who joined Crestline Hotels & Resorts in 1997.  He has held several management positions for Crestline including Director of Special Projects in Crestline's Corporate Headquarters, and most recently he served as general manager for the Four Points by Sheraton in Washington, DC where he was appointed to the Four Points brand advisory council by Starwood Hotels & Resorts.  Prior to joining Crestline, Mr. Zeitoun was with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts where he held various positions in sales, food and beverage, and hotel management.
"Sami has a proven track record as an expert hospitality manager, a strategic business planner and has a keen appreciation for guest service," said Dave Durbin, president and CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts.  "Under Sami's leadership, the Four Points in Washington, DC experienced a tremendous improvement in owner, guest and associate satisfaction.  We are confident he will continue to make great strides with operational excellence at the Sheraton Reston," added Durbin,
Mr. Zeitoun is a graduate of the American Lebanese University, and he also holds an associate degree in political science from Beirut University College. He is a certified Food and Beverage Executive through the Educational Institute of the American Hotels & Lodging Association.  Mr. Zeitoun can be reached at

Leticia Proctor Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing

Leticia Proctor brings nearly 15 years of hospitality industry experience in sales and marketing.  She joins Crestline Hotels & Resorts from the Sheraton Pentagon South Hotel where she was Director of Sales and Marketing.  Prior to that, Ms. Proctor was Director of Sales and Marketing for the Holiday Inn Select in Bethesda, MD.  She has also held sales positions with the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, Hilton Crystal City, Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, and with Hospitality Partners.
"Leticia brings an excellent record of improving sales performance through her team-focused management style and outstanding customer relationship skills," said Vicki Denfeld, SVP of Sales & Marketing for Crestline Hotels & Resorts.  "She couples this with extensive knowledge of the greater Washington, DC market, as well as an understanding of Sheraton brand standards and guest expectations," added Denfeld.
Ms. Proctor attended Bowie State University in Bowie, MD.  She has been recognized by both Starwood Hotels & Resorts and the Remington Hotel Corporation for her superior performance.  She can be reached at

Headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, JBG is an active developer, owner and operator of office, residential, retail and hotel properties.  Founded in 1960, JBG has established a reputation as one of the leading real estate companies in the Washington metropolitan area.  In addition to the Sheraton Reston, JBG owns and operates the following hotel properties:  Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Sheraton Four Points and the Hampton Inn (all in Washington, DC).  The Westin Arlington Gateway in Ballston, VA and Hotel Palomar Waterview in Rosslyn, VA are currently under construction.

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is one of the nation's largest independent hospitality management companies.  Founded in 2000, the Company presently manages 38 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with more than 8,700 rooms in 12 states and the District of Columbia.


 Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. 

Also See: The JBG Companies Acquires the 1,334 room Marriott Wardman Park Hotel from Thayer Lodging Group; $50 million Renovation Planned / July 2005
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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