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 T. Steele Edwards, Jr. Named General Manager for the
Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort, Cumberland, Maryland
CUMBERLAND, Md. and MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 11, 2006 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of T. Steele
Edwards, Jr. as General Manager for the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort near Cumberland, MD. This unique resort sits on the shore of a pristine 243-acre lake in a beautiful forested area and boasts Maryland's only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.
Mr. Edwards brings more than 30 years of hospitality management experience to his new role. He joins Crestline from MDM International where he last served as general manager for the Whitetail Club & Resort in McCall, ID. During his 13 year tenure with MDM International, he also served as general manager for the Makaha Resort and Golf Club in Hawaii, the MDM International in Phoenix, the Cape Coral Golf & Tennis Resort & County Club in Cape Coral, FL, the French Lick Springs Golf & Spa Resort in French Lick, IN, and the Warner Center Hilton Hotel in Woodland Hills, CA. In addition, Mr. Edwards previously held management positions at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, FL and The Pointe at Squaw Peak Resort & Spa in Phoenix.
"Steele's extensive background in managing resort properties with golf courses and leisure amenities, such as those found at the Rocky Gap Resort, make him an excellent fit for this vibrant recreational property," said Dave Durbin, President & CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts. "The entire team at Rocky Gap welcomes Steele as he has an excellent reputation for team leadership and community involvement," added Durbin.
Mr. Edwards attended Montgomery College in Takoma Park, MD and Strayer University in Washington, DC. He is a Certified Hotel Administrator, a designation earned from the Hotel & Lodging Association. He has served as a Director for the Convention and Visitors Bureaus in Anaheim, CA and Mobile, AL. He has also held various board and committee positions for Chambers of Commerce, and was a member of the SKAL Club throughout his career. Mr. Edwards can be reached at:
Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort
The Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort is a favorite destination hotel for individual guests as well as meetings and conferences. The resort includes 217 guest rooms, Rocky Gap Garden Spa, multiple food and beverage outlets, tennis courts and a new indoor pool pavilion. The property has received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond award for five consecutive years. All guest rooms are handsomely designed with custom-made Shaker furniture. For conferences, the property includes more than 15,000 square feet of function space accommodating groups of up to 550 people. Choose from 12 meeting rooms, or several outside venues. For recreation, guests choose from more
than 30 outdoor activities including a round of golf on the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus course, or boating and fishing on the lake. Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort also sits at the gateway to a 3,000 acre state park where guests can enjoy hiking and biking. In addition, there are organized children's and family activities.
The Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort is conveniently located near I-68, and is about a two hour drive from major cities and airports including
Washington, DC, Baltimore and Pittsburgh. 

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 over 9,700 rooms in 12 states and the District of Columbia. 


Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Also See: T. Steele Edwards Jr. Named General Manager of Whitetail Club & Resort in Northern Idaho / May 2006
Jack Burkam Named General Manager for the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort Near Cumberland, MD / September 2005
Losses Mount at the Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort; Backed by the Maryland Economic Development Corp., the Resort's Bondholders have Agreed to Forego Interest Payments / July 2004
Maryland Economic Development Corporation Appoints Crestline as Manager of the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort / April 2002

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