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 The Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center in Staunton, Virginia Opens
after $21.1 million Renovation; Owned by the Persinger Family
and Armada Hoffler
September 23, 2005 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the opening of the newly restored and expanded Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center. Situated in the historic downtown district of Staunton, the property is in the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The hotel's complete refurbishment includes 124 deluxe guestrooms and nearly 11,000 square feet of elegant meeting, pre-function space and dining space.

The Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center originally opened in 1924, and was recently recognized by the National Trust for Historic Hotels of America for its architectural significance and design by architect H. L. Stevens. The hotel is owned by the Persinger family and Armada Hoffler, and is managed by Crestline Hotels & Resorts. The restoration includes a $21.1 million renovation and expansion that preserves the hotel's historic character while providing guests with modern amenities, services and accommodations. The hotel is part of the overall downtown revitalization efforts of the Staunton community.

Dave Durbin, President & CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts, said, "The Stonewall Jackson Hotel is a wonderful part of American history, and we are proud to be part of its restoration. Our management team and staff are committed to providing guests outstanding service, and we are honored to have helped the community of Staunton return the Stonewall Jackson Hotel to its position of grandeur."

"The reopening of the Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center represents a new era in the property's history," added Carol Simon, General Manager of the Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center. "The staff looks forward to welcoming guests with outstanding service and hosting many gala events and conferences. We trust that everyone who enters the Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center will enjoy a memorable experience."

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 with its signature 1924 restored Wurlitzer organ. The hotel's historic dining room is open daily. Cocktails and light refreshments will be available in the Lobby Lounge. In addition, the hotel offers room service. For more information and reservations, please visit the hotel's web site or contact: 540-885-4848 or toll-free 866-860-0024.

The Companies:

Armada Hoffler is one of the nation's premier commercial real estate and construction companies specializing in the development, construction and ownership of quality, institutional-grade real estate located in primary markets throughout the U.S. Projects include a diverse range of property types, from neighborhood grocery-anchored retail centers to build-to-suit and conventional office buildings to town centers, luxury apartments, and five- star hotels. Armada Hoffler primarily develops and build projects for its own account through both public and private joint ventures, as well as for a select list of quality third-party clients.

Over the past 26 years, Armada Hoffler has developed and built more than 19.5 million square feet of commercial real estate with a market value in excess of $2.4 billion. Today, they have projects valued at over $823 million under development and construction throughout the Eastern U.S. The current ownership and management portfolio consists of over 3.5 million square feet of commercial real estate with a market value in excess of $600 million. In addition, Armada Hoffler Construction Company has emerged as one of the largest general contractors headquartered in Virginia and is consistently ranked among the top 400 contractors nationwide.

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. Additional information about the hotel management company is available at the company's web site:

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


Gayle MacIntyre
Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Also See: Crestline Hotels & Resorts Preparing to Re-Open The Historic Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center in Staunton, VA / August 2005
Crestline Appoints Carol Simon as General Manager for the New Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center, Staunton, VA / April 2005

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