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 Crescent Hospitality Names William F. Driscoll
Vice President of Business Development
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 18, 2006 — Crescent Hospitality Corporation, a rapidly growing hotel and resort management and ownership company, today announced that it has named William F. Driscoll vice president of business development.  In his new role, Driscoll will oversee the company’s business development strategy, which includes hotel management, investment and acquisition opportunities.

“Bill Driscoll has played an instrumental role in the growth of a number of prominent hospitality companies, and we expect him to bring that same motivation and drive to Crescent,” said Michael George, president and CEO.  “As we continue to expand into an ownership role, Bill’s expertise will become increasingly important to our future growth.”

Prior to joining Crescent, Driscoll served as vice president of operations for Merritt Hospitality, an independent hotel management company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of HEI Hospitality, LLC.  In that position, he oversaw a portfolio of full-service, upper upscale hotels with annual revenues in excess of $140 million.  Prior to that, he held a number of positions with MeriStar Hotels & Resorts and its predecessor companies, culminating with vice president of operations.  Driscoll received his Bachelor of Science in Hotel Restaurant Institution Management from Penn State University.

Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., Crescent Hospitality is an operator of hotels and resorts.  Crescent Hospitality currently operates approximately 35 upscale and mid-market hotels and resorts with approximately 5,400 rooms in 18 states.  The company’s hotel management portfolio encompasses properties in the resort,  full-service, convention and premium limited-service segments under nearly 15 hotel flags, including the leading brands of Marriott, Hilton, InterContinental, Choice and Cendant, as well as independent hotels and resorts.  


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Also See: Lovell Casiero Named Crescent Hospitality's Vice President of Sales and Marketing / October 2005
E. Robert Roskind Joins Crescent Hospitality Corporation as Chairman; Will Lead the Hotel Management Company into Hotel Ownership / December 2005


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