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Crestline Hotels & Resorts Preparing to Re-Open
The Historic Stonewall Jackson Hotel &
Conference Center in Staunton, VA


One-of- a-Kind 1924 Wurlitzer Organ Returns
as a Focal Point for the Hotel

Staunton, VA - August 1, 2005 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced that the newly restored and expanded Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center in Staunton, VA, is on schedule for its reopening this September. 

The Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center is a historic property located in Staunton, in the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.   Named for General Stonewall Jackson, the hotel originally opened in 1924.  The property, which is owned by the Persinger family and Armada Hoffler, is undergoing a complete renovation and expansion to historically preserve its charm while providing modern guest amenities, accommodations and services. The architecturally significant hotel was originally designed by architect H.L. Stevens.

One of the key historical and sentimental features of the hotel is its 1924 Wurlitzer Organ, which is a one-of-a-kind musical instrument.  The organ, which graced the Hotel's Colonnade Ballroom for three quarters of a century, has been precisely restored to its original condition and tone.  It is reinstalled in its place of honor overlooking the Colonnade Ballroom. 

"The Colonnade Ballroom enjoys a unique place in Shenandoah Valley history having been the center for the area's social scene for many years," said, Carol Simon, General Manager of the Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center.  "We look forward to hearing the organ's delightful music for special celebrations such as weddings and holiday parties, as well as during our Sunday Brunch for our guest's enjoyment," added Simon.

The Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center

The Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center is located at 24 S. Market Street in Staunton, VA, in the heart of the scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley.  It is within walking distance to Staunton's historic Main Street, five Historic Districts, The Blackfriars Playhouse, Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace and Museum, Mary Baldwin College, and is in close proximity to area golf.   At the crossroads of I-64 and I-81, the Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center is a scenic drive from all directions including Richmond, VA, Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA.  It is also regularly served by AMTRAK. 

The hotel includes 124 deluxe guestrooms and nearly 11,000 square feet of elegantly appointed meeting, pre-function and dining space including the historic Colonnade Ballroom.  The hotel's historic dining room will be open daily.  Cocktails and light refreshments will be available in the Lobby Lounge.  In addition, the hotel will offer room service. 

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 more than 8,400 rooms in 12 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, Wyndham and Radisson. 

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



Also See: Crestline Appoints Carol Simon as General Manager for the New Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center, Staunton, VA / April 2005

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