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.Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints Jeremy Allen
General Manager for the Hilton Garden Inn Blacksburg, VA

Scheduled to Open August 2009

BLACKSBURG, Va., May 11, 2009 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Jeremy Allen to General Manager for the new Hilton Garden Inn Blacksburg. The 137 guestroom hotel, located near the Virginia Tech campus, is in the final phases of construction and is scheduled to open in late August 2009.

Mr. Allen joins Crestline with more than 13 years of hospitality industry and management experience. He most recently served as the General Manager for the Hawthorn Suites in Blacksburg, VA. Prior to that, he held the GM position for a Hampton Inn in SC and a Sleep Inn in Asheville, NC. Earlier in his hotel career he held management positions in a Courtyard by Marriott and a Best Western hotel.

"Jeremy's background in hospitality management and operations, coupled with his knowledge of the Blacksburg community, is a tremendous asset for this new hotel," said Dave Durbin, President & CEO, Crestline Hotels & Resorts. "We are confident that his combination of strategic planning, management skills and his commitment to guest service will ensure a successful opening at the new Hilton Garden Inn Blacksburg," added Durbin.

Mr. Allen is active in many civic and industry activities and is past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (2008), Chairman of the Tourism Development Council (Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Montgomery County), and was recognized with the "Volunteer of the Year" Award 2006 by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. He can be reached at

About the Hilton Garden Inn Blacksburg

Scheduled to open this August, the hotel is owned by Alliance Hospitality, a private equity joint venture real estate fund created by Barcelo Crestline Corporation (the parent company of Crestline Hotels & Resorts) and Armada Hoffler, a leading commercial real estate and construction company, along with Bruce Smith Enterprise, LLC.Alliance Hospitality was created to focus on the development and construction of high-quality hotels and also owns the 236 guestroom Westin Virginia Beach hotel which opened in November 2007.

The Hilton Garden Inn Blacksburg is located near the campus of Virginia Tech at 900 Plantation Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061. The select service hotel will include 1,280 square feet of divisible meeting space plus an additional 850 square feet of pre-function space that opens to an outdoor patio. There will also be a full-service 1,645 square foot restaurant and bar, as well as a fitness center, and  indoor pool and spa area. Additional amenities include a business center, and a guest laundry.

For more information call: 540-552-5005 or visit online at:

About 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 68 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with nearly 14,000 rooms in 13 states and the District of Columbia. Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages 14 independent properties in major US markets including Atlanta, Chicago, 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

Note: Certain matters discussed herein are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Certain, but not necessarily all, of such statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "estimates" or "anticipates" or the negative thereof or comparable terminology.

Gayle MacIntyre of
Global Ink Communications for
CrestlineHotels & Resorts, Inc.,

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