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Allison M. Harke as Director of Sales for the
Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul City Center

ST. PAUL, Minn. and FAIRFAX, Va., March 2, 2009 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Allison M. Harke as Director of Sales for the Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul City Center. Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages the 250 guestroom property that is situated in the heart of St. Paul's retail and downtown business district. It has an indoor skyway that connects the hotel to the Government Center and adjacent retail shops.

Ms. Harke joins Crestline with 20 years of hospitality industry sales management experience. She was most recently based in Chicago as the Director of Sales for Worldwide Accounts with Hilton. Prior to that she held numerous sales positions with Marriott Hotels & Resorts, and was recognized with several sales honors by Marriott.

"Allison is from Minnesota and her extensive background in sales leadership and customer service makes her an excellent choice to head the sales team at the Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul City Center," said Vicki Denfeld, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Crestline Hotels & Resorts. "We look forward to her tenacious attitude and her proven ability to close business," added Denfeld.

Ms. Harke holds a B.S. in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), and is a PCMA Certified Association Sales Executive. Ms. Harke can be reached at

The Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul City Center 
The Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul City Center (formerly Radisson City Center Hotel Street Paul) is a recently renovated hotel. It features an 11-story glass atrium that provides a striking background for dining and meetings. There are 250 well-appointed guestrooms and for relaxation, a state-of-the-art fitness center and an indoor swimming pool. For dining, guests may choose the hotel's Great American Grill restaurant or an assortment of nearby fine dining and casual restaurants. With more than 8,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 4,000 square foot ballroom and excellent catering facilities, meeting and event planners will find quality service and amenities. The hotel can accommodate groups of up to 600 people for business and social events. The Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul City Center is located at 411 Minnesota Street and is in close proximity to the convention center and a short drive from the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport. For more information or reservations at the Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul City Center call: 651-291-8800 or online at 


Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Also See: Neptune Hospitality Advisors Advises Port Authority in Sale of the Two Largest Hotels in Downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota / March 2006



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