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Garriann Young Named Director of Sales & Marketing for the
Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens in Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES and MCLEAN, Va., May 29, 2008 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Garriann Young as Director of Sales & Marketing for the Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens in Los Angeles. The hotel, which recently completed $8 million in property improvements, is located in downtown Los Angeles near the Civic Center in 'Little Tokyo.' The hotel, which is managed by Crestline Hotels & Resorts, offers 434 guestrooms as well as meeting space and a traditional Japanese garden.

Ms. Young joins Crestline Hotels from Sunstone Hotels where she was the Director of Sales & Marketing for the Sheraton Cerritos in Los Angeles. She brings 20 years of experience in sales with a concentration over the past 10 years in the hospitality industry. Ms. Young has also held sales management positions at the Embassy Suites LAX North and the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort.

"Garriann's background in the Los Angeles market coupled with her leadership and customer service skills make her a perfect match to lead the sales and marketing efforts for the Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens," said Vicki Denfeld, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Crestline Hotels & Resorts. "The Kyoto Grand is a unique hotel that offers wonderful amenities and ambience. We know that Garriann's background will help deliver an excellent experience for our group and meetings clients," added Denfeld.

Ms. Young attended the University of Texas and Southwest Texas State University. She can be reached at

The Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens

The Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens, formerly the New Otani Hotel, offers a first class guest experience. The 21 story hotel offers a unique Japanese Garden in the Sky on its third floor. The traditional one-half acre garden is a miniature version of a 400 year old strolling garden found in Japan. It follows the seven principals of Zen, as do all Japanese gardens. The garden is a favorite retreat for guests, as well as a popular location for weddings and other festive events.

There are 434 guestrooms and suites including three Japanese Suites with 'tatami' rooms. Each guestroom is comfortably appointed with a seating area, a work desk, two telephones and high speed wireless Internet access. For dining the hotel has a selection of three restaurants and two lounges to choose from, as well as a Starbuck's coffee bar.

The Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens has 6,500 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate up to 500 people for business and social functions. Additional hotel amenities include a Business Center, a Fitness Center, a Sanwa Health Spa featuring Shiatsu massage, underground parking, and adjacent shopping.

The hotel is located at 120 South Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. It is near the Convention Center and is easily accessed from I-5 and all major Los Angeles freeways. It is 20 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport. For more information and reservations: 213.629.1200 or 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 53 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with over 12,000 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

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Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Also See: Richard A. Gaines Appointed General Manager for the Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens in Los Angeles / March 2008
Crestline Hotels & Resorts Selected as the New Management Company for the New Otani Hotel in Los Angeles; Hotel to be Renamed The Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens / November 2007


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