Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints Harold L.
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,
"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 Jack.Zimmerman@crestlinehotels.com.
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. http://www.crestlinehotels.com.