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Sharon Glees Joins Crescent Hotels & Resorts
as Senior VP of Human Resources
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 25, 2007—Crescent Hotels & Resorts, a rapidly growing hotel and resort management and ownership company, today announced that Sharon Glees has joined the company as senior vice president of Human Resources.  In the new position, she will be responsible for enhancing the company’s service culture across its diverse portfolio of managed and owned hotels.  

“How you treat your associates directly relates to how your guests are treated,” said Michael George, Crescent president and CEO.  “Our associates are the cornerstone of our long-term success, and Sharon will play a key role during our current aggressive growth program.  Her broad perspective across a number of service industries, including hospitality, retail and health, will help us enhance our systems for recruiting, training and retention, which in turn will enhance our guests’ experience at our hotels.  In addition, she will be responsible for significantly upgrading our benefits program, to establish Crescent as a clear leader in the industry and a very attractive employer for top-level talent.”

Glees will be responsible for Crescent’s human capital strategy which includes the company’s culture, benefits administration, leadership development, recruitment, career pathing, compensation/incentive plans, human resources management, conferences, reward and recognition.

Glees’ human resources experience includes eight years with Marriot Corporation, where she was active in the opening of new hotels.  She is the former vice president of human resources of Sutton Place Group, an upscale grocery store chain and restaurant company with 17 business units.  She was vice president, human capital of AmeriChoice Health Services, a provider of health care programs to more than one million people.  Most recently, she was vice president of human resources for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

“Crescent’s management philosophy is to have a consistent, but flexible corporate culture across its portfolio,” Glees noted.  “This allows us to develop and implement common systems but also allows each hotel to maintain its own identity.  This flexibility will enable us to attract and retain more entrepreneurial managers, while quickly surfacing and sharing best practices.”

Glees holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from George Mason University.  She also is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

About Crescent Hotels & Resorts

Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., Crescent Hotels & Resorts owns and co-invests in hotel real estate, and is an independent, third-party operator of hotels and resorts.  The company currently owns or operates 35 upscale and mid-market hotels and resorts aggregating 6,300 rooms in 16 states.  The company’s portfolio encompasses properties in the resort, full-service, convention and premium limited-service segments under 17 hotel flags, including the leading brands of Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, InterContinental, Choice and Wyndham Hotel Group, as well as independent hotels and resorts.  Additional information about Crescent Hotels & Resorts may be found on the company’s Web site


Crescent Hotels & Resorts

Also See: Allied Capital and The LCP Group Become Shareholders in Crescent Hotels & Resorts, Will Create Fund to Acquire up to $1 Billion in Hotels; Acquires Detroit Marriott Livonia in First Transaction / September 2006
Crescent Hotels & Resorts Partners with the Carlyle Group to Acquire Sheraton College Park; Beltsville, Maryland Hotel to Undergo $4 Million Renovation / February 2007

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