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James W. Crawford Promoted to General Manager
for the 299 room Omaha Marriott

MCLEAN, Va. and OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 21, 2008 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the promotion of James W. Crawford to General Manager for the Omaha Marriott which is managed by Crestline Hotels & Resorts. Mr. Crawford has served as the hotel's Director of Operations since 2002. The Omaha Marriott is an upscale hotel that offers 299 guestrooms and 12,000 square feet of meeting space.

Mr. Crawford brings more than 20 years of hospitality industry management experience to his new role. In addition to his successful tenure at the Omaha Marriot, he has also held management, and food and beverage positions at Marriott's Tan-Tar-A Golf Resort, Marriott's Maui Resort and the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.

"It is a pleasure to promote Jim to general manager," said Dave Durbin, President & CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts. "He has an excellent track record of success at the property by helping to increase revenue while improving guest service. We are confident that the leadership skills he brings to his new position will insure his success," added Durbin.

Mr. Crawford attended Iowa Lakes Community College and holds an A.A.S. in Business Administration and Hospitality Management. He is active in the community and participates in Habitat for Humanity and the Children's Miracle Network. He has won numerous accolades from Marriott including the 2004 J. Willard Marriott Award for Excellence. Mr. Crawford can be reached at

The Omaha Marriott
The Omaha Marriott offers 299 guest rooms and suites for business and leisure travelers. The hotel is within walking distance to the Westroads Mall, two miles from Boys Town, and two miles from the Miracle Hills Golf Club. It is also within a short driving distance to the Omaha International Airport, the Civic Auditorium, the Qwest Convention Center, the Old Market, and Council Bluffs Casinos. The hotel offers 14 meeting rooms with 12,000 square feet of conference and banquet space, as well as a lounge, and The Omaha Chophouse which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Additional amenities include an indoor and outdoor pool, and a fitness center with a whirlpool and sauna. Guest rooms include complimentary morning coffee and newspaper, work desks, data ports on the phones, and high speed Internet access. For more information or reservations at the Omaha Marriott please call: 1-402-399-9000 or visit online at

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is one of the nation's largest independent hospitality management companies. Founded in 2000, the company presently manages 51 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with nearly 11,900 rooms in 13 states and the District of Columbia. Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages over 12 independent properties in major US markets including Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. Crestline also manages properties under such well-regarded brands as Marriott, Hilton, Westin, Renaissance, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza and Wyndham. For more information visit


Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc

Also See: Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints Richard M. Lundt to General Manager of the 299 room Omaha Marriott / August 2005
Highland Hospitality Corporation Acquires the 299-room Omaha Marriott from LaSalle Hotel Properties for $28.5 million, Approximately $95,300 per Room / September 2004


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