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 Alexander Stadlin and Roberto Garrido Sanchez Appointed to
Vice President Positions with Barcelo Crestline Corporation

MCLEAN, Va., May 5, 2008 - Bruce Wardinski, CEO of Barcelo Crestline Corporation and Playa Hotels & Resorts, S.L. (Playa) today announced the appointment of Alexander Stadlin as Senior Vice President of Asset Management for Barcelo Crestline Corporation focusing on the assets owned by Playa Hotels & Resorts. Also Wardinski appointed Roberto Garrido Sanchez as Vice President of Asset Management for Barcelo Crestline Corporation. 

Alexander Stadlin joins Barcelo Crestline from Marriott International where he last served as Area Vice President for the CALA Region (Mexico, Central America and South America). Prior to that he was Area General Manager and General Manager of the JW Marriott Hotel, Mexico City and the Airport Marriott Hotel, Mexico City. His international hospitality experience includes management positions with Marriott in London, Frankfurt and Munich, Germany, as well as throughout the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Stadlin is fluent in English, Spanish and German.

"Alex's extensive background in international hospitality management is a tremendous asset to Barcelo Crestline and Playa as we grow the portfolio and plan for additional acquisitions and expansion," said Bruce Wardinski. "Alex will lead a team of experienced Asset Managers allowing us to focus on our key assets throughout Mexico and the Dominican Republic," added Wardinski.

Mr. Stadlin holds a B.S. from Cornell University and attended an Executive Management Program at Stanford University. He has won numerous industry accolades and is active in the hospitality community serving as Chairman of the Polanco Hotel Association, Mexico City. He is a member of the board of the Mexican Hotel Association and a member of the board of the American Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Stadlin can be reached at

Roberto Garrido Sanchez joins Barcelo Crestline from Valentin Hotels in Mexico where he was the General Manager for the Valentin Imperial Maya Hotel. Prior to that he was the General Manager for the Hotel Sunscape Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, the Hotel Natura Park Eco-Resort & Spa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and General Manager for Club Royal Mediterraneo in Mallorca, Spain. In his new position, Mr. Garrido will report to Alex Stadlin, Senior Vice President of Asset Management for Barcelo Crestline Corporation.

"As we expand our holdings and continue major property renovations and improvements throughout our assets in the Dominican Republic, we welcome Roberto's resort management expertise," said Bruce Wardinski. "Roberto will work with the in-house property management teams to help insure successful operations, as well as maximize return on investment for the owners," added Wardinski.

Mr. Garrido holds a B.A. in Tourism from the University of the West of England, as well as a Higher Diploma in Tourism from the University of the Balearic Islands, Spain. He is fluent in Spanish, English, German and Italian. Mr. Garrido can be reached at

Barcelo Crestline Corporation asset manages hotels for Playa Hotels & Resorts, a privately held Spanish company focusing on the acquisition and development of all-inclusive beachfront resorts in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. Barcelo Crestline filled a critical role in setting up Playa and attracting investors, and subsequent to the company's formation, Barcelo Crestline has, in its role as asset manager, overseen a dramatic expansion in the size and branding of the portfolio. Playa now owns 17 resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic that are managed by Barcelo Hotels & Resorts or by AMResorts under the Secrets, Dreams and Sunscape brands.

Certain matters discussed herein are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995.


Barcelo Crestline Corporation

Also See: Barcelo Crestline Corporation Appoints Fernando Mulet to Vice President of Development & Asset Management / November 2006
Playa Hotels & Resorts Acquiring Six High-End All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico and Dominican Republic from a Subsidiary of the Apple Leisure Group / October 2007


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