Hotel Online  Special Report




Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints Harold L. Bassler
and Jack H. Zimmerman to GM Positions

PARSIPPANY, N.J. and MCLEAN, Va., June 18, 2007 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Harold L. Bassler as General Manager for the Hilton Parsippany and Jack H. Zimmerman as General Manager for the Crowne Plaza Williamsburg, VA. 

Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages the upscale 354 guestroom Hilton Parsippany that also includes 30,000 square feet of meeting space. The property is co-joined to a new Hampton Inn Hotel, which was recently created on site, offering guests a choice of two different Hilton Hotel brands in one location. Crestline also manages the 303 guest room Crowne Plaza Williamsburg, which includes 17,505 square feet of conference space, was recently renovated and enjoys a resort-type location and amenities. It is situated only one-half mile from Colonial Williamsburg.

Harold L. Bassler  joins the Hilton Parsippany from the Hilton Crystal City at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Arlington, VA. He brings nearly two decades of hospitality industry operations and management experience, having also served as General Manager for the Radisson Alexandria Old Town & Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Alexandria, VA. He has also held management positions at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel, NC and the Holiday Inn Select, Dallas, TX, as well as the Wyndham Garden Suites, Albuquerque, NM.
"Harold is recognized for his insightful leadership and his excellent reputation for operations, as well as food and beverage," said Dave Durbin, President & CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts. "We look forward to his hands- on management style and his ongoing ability to continue to energize the staff of this excellent hotel," added Durbin.
Mr. Bassler has been recognized with numerous accolades including: Interstate Hotels & Resorts "Taking the Lead Award," and American General Hospitality's "Hotel of the Year Award." Mr. Bassler can be reached at
Jack H. Zimmerman brings more than 25 years of hospitality industry management experience to his new position with Crestline. He joins the company from City Hotels USA in Rockville, MD, where he was Director of Asset Management. He has also held numerous management positions during his long tenure with both MEI Hotels Inc. and Carnival Hotels & Casinos.
"Jack is an accomplished hospitality industry professional and we welcome his expertise and leadership to the Crowne Plaza Williamsburg," said Dave Durbin President & CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts. "We know that his dedication to excellence in customer service and operations will help assure the success of this well situated hotel," added Durbin.
Mr. Zimmerman holds an Associates Degree in Applied Science and Business Management from Niagara Community College in New York. Mr. Zimmerman can be reached at

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is one of the nation's largest independent hospitality management companies. Founded in 2000, the Company presently manages 49 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with over 11,200 rooms in 14 states and the District of Columbia.


 Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.


Also See: Crestline Hotels & Resorts Names Marlin Keranen and Dimitri Lourbas to General Manager Posts / September 2006



To search Hotel Online data base of News and Trends Go to Hotel.OnlineSearch
Home | Welcome| Hospitality News | Classifieds| One-on-One |
Viewpoint Forum | Industry Resources
Please contact Hotel.Onlinewith your comments and suggestions.