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Crestline Appoints Marion Elawar Director of Sales for the
Hilton Garden Inn and the Homewood Suites in Baltimore's Inner Harbor

BALTIMORE, October 12, 2009 - Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Marion Elawar as Director of Sales for the Hilton Garden Inn and the Homewood Suites hotels located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The 183 guestroom Hilton Garden Inn and the 165 suite Homewood Suites hotels are co-joined properties that are located only one block from the city's picturesque waterfront and within walking distance to Baltimore's most popular neighborhoods for dining, shopping
and entertainment. The location is perfect for business and pleasure, and is just a 15 minute ride to the Baltimore Washington International Airport.

Ms. Elawar joins Crestline from Alliance Hospitality where she was Area Director of Sales for eight hotels including the Homewood Suites Princeton, NJ where she was headquartered. She brings more than 20 years of hospitality management experience to this new position having begun her career with Breezes Resort in Runaway, Jamaica. She has also held sales management positions with The Bricton Group and Four Points by Sheraton.

"Marion has an award winning track record in sales and will be a tremendous asset to these two hotels," said Vicki Denfeld, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Crestline Hotels & Resorts. "She brings a hands-on approach to sales and understands the importance that these two properties have in the successful resurgence of this picturesque Baltimore community," added Denfeld.

Ms. Elawar has both a B.S. and M.S. from Eastern Michigan University in Hotel & Restaurant Management. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She is active in the hospitality industry and has been recognized with numerous accolades. She can be reached at

About the Hotels
The 183 guestroom Hilton Garden Inn and the 165 suite Homewood Suites hotels are co-joined properties that enable guests to choose either of the two Hilton brands in one convenient location. The properties, which opened in 2008, share several amenities and services such as parking facilities, a fitness center and nearly 2,100 square feet of meeting space.

The properties are located at 625 S. President Street, Baltimore, MD and are 10 miles from Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI), and a short walk to Baltimore's historic harbor. Its combined 348 guestrooms and suites are spacious and well-equipped with comfortable furnishings including a large desk and high speed Internet access. The hotels' combined 2,100 square feet of meeting space can accommodate up to 85 people for a reception.

The Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites is also in close proximity to the National Aquarium and other city attractions. Onsite parking is available for a daily fee. For more information and reservations, call 1-800-HILTONS or visit

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 66 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with nearly 14,000 rooms in 13 states and the District of Columbia. Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages 13 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:

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Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.



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