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.Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints Randy P. Taormina and
Anna D. Lyons to General Manager Positions

FAIRFAX, Va. and CHICAGO, Dec. 8, 2008 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Randy P. Taormina, CHA, as General Manager for The Silversmith Hotel & Suites in Chicago. The upscale hotel, which is located in downtown Chicago, is managed by Crestline Hotels & Resorts and is built in the style of the late 19th century Arts movement. The Silversmith, with 143 guestrooms including 63 suites, is located in the heart of Chicago's Financial/Theater District (the Loop) and is within walking distance to the world renowned Art Institute, Millennium Park and Grant Park, Symphony Center, Sears Tower and Chicago's finest museums.

Mr. Taormina joined Crestline Hotels & Resorts earlier this year and worked on a special operations task force for the Company. Prior to that he was with Lodgian, Inc., where he held several General Manager positions including: The Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh International Airport and the Crowne Plaza Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. 

"We are pleased to have Randy accept the position as General Manager for the Silversmith," said Dave Durbin, President & CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts. "In his time with Crestline he has proven his capability in operations and guest service. We look forward to his contribution at this beautiful landmark hotel," added Durbin. 

Mr. Taormina is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania where he earned a BA in Business Management. Mr. Taormina can be reached at

Also Crestline today announced the appointment of Anna D. Lyons as General Manager for the Sheraton Annapolis Hotel in Maryland, a Crestline managed property. The Sheraton Annapolis is a full service hotel with 196 guest rooms located minutes from the center of Annapolis.

Ms. Lyons joins Crestline from The Holiday Inn Washington Dulles Hotel where she was General Manager. She brings 22 years of hospitality industry management experience to her new role having also held positions with Interstate Hotels & Resorts at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria, VA, the Holiday Inn/Radisson Alexandria, VA, and the Ramada Inn, Rockville, MD.

"Anna brings a strong operations background that includes proven success in growing revenue through the generation of new business and astute management," said Dave Durbin, President & CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts. "We look forward to her leadership in this upscale property that services many government and corporate accounts as well as leisure travelers," added Durbin.

Ms. Lyons attended the IAHI/IHG GM Academy at Purdue University. She can be reached at the Sheraton Annapolis at 410-266-3131 or at

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is one of the nation's largest independent hospitality management companies. Founded in 2000, the company presently manages 70 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with nearly 14,600 rooms in 14 states and the District of Columbia. Certain matters discussed herein are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 


Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Also See: Highland Hospitality Acquires the 143-room Silversmith Hotel in Downtown Chicago for $34.5 million, $241,000 per Key / February 2007
Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints Jason Mueller General Manager for The Silversmith Hotel & Suites in Chicago / March 2007


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