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Marc Fournier Appointed General Manager for 
the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
MCLEAN, Va. and PRINCETON, N.J., March 7, 2006 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Marc Fournier as general manager for the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village. The upscale 294 guest room hotel and conference facility was recently purchased by Highland Hospitality (NYSE: HIH), a Virginia-based real estate investment trust (REIT), that appointed Crestline Hotels & Resorts as the management company.

Mr. Fournier brings more than 15 years of hospitality industry management experience to his position at the Westin Princeton. He joins Crestline Hotels & Resorts from Aramark Harrison Lodging where he was the acting general manager and director of operations for the Harrison Conference Center and Hotel in Plainsboro, NJ. Prior to that, Mr. Fournier was the general manager at the Radisson Scranton, PA. He has held management positions with the Remington Hotel Corporation, Hub Management, Winegardner and Hammons, Inc and Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

"Marc brings strong hospitality management strength to his position at The Westin Princeton," said Dave Durbin, president and CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts. "His experience in operations, as well as food and beverage, will be a tremendous asset for this property which caters to both business clients as well as the area's social community," added Durbin.

Mr. Fournier is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI where he studied food service management and culinary arts. He is a member of the Mercer County College Hospitality Advisory Committee and is a Certified Hospitality Supervisor -- a designation awarded by the AHMA. Mr. Fournier can be reached at

The Westin Princeton Hotel

The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village offers 294 guest rooms including 51 Club level rooms. For conferences and social events, there is more than 15,000 square feet of meeting space in 19 elegant conference rooms, as well as an outdoor reception area. Guest rooms feature the luxurious Westin Heavenly Bed® as well as the refreshing Heavenly Bath® with hair dryers, robes, and deluxe bath amenities. Each guest room blends chic décor and suburban appeal, and includes high speed Internet access, an oversized desk, and a coffee/tea maker with Starbucks Coffee®. Recognized for its renowned service and exceptional amenities, the hotel offers 24-hour room service, a business center, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center with sauna, valet parking and concierge services.

For dining, the hotel has two unique choices: Fresh Restaurant for regional American dishes created from local east coast products and Bimi Sushi Bar, an authentic Japanese style restaurant featuring tableside food preparation Teppan-Yaki style and a sushi bar. The hotel also has the newly renovated Bar 10, the perfect place to meet and sample cocktails, wine by the glass, beer, and small plates for nibbling. The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village is located at 201 Village Boulevard, Princeton, NJ 08540. For more information and reservations please call 609-452-7900, or visit online at

About the Company:

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is one of the nation's largest independent hospitality management companies. Founded in 2000, the Company presently manages 40 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with nearly 9,700 rooms in 12 states and the District of Columbia. Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages properties independently and under such well regarded brands as Marriott, Hilton, Westin, 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. 


Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Also See: Highland Hospitality Corporation Acquiring the 294-room Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village for $53.5 million / November 2005
Harrison Conference Center and Hotel, Princeton Forrestal Center Announces Two New Management Team Members / June 2005

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