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Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints Frank Leone as General Manager
for The Silversmith Hotel & Suites in Chicago

CHICAGO, April 5, 2010-- Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Frank Leone as General Manager for The Silversmith Hotel & Suites in Chicago.  The upscale hotel, located in downtown Chicago, 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, Willis Tower and Chicago's finest museums.

Mr. Leone joins Crestline Hotels & Resorts from the Dow Hotel Company where he was the General Manager of the Embassy Suites O'Hare in Rosemont, IL.  He brings more than 20 years of hospitality industry management and operations experience to this position, having also worked with Sage Hospitality Resources, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Meritstar Hotels & Resorts and Doubletree Hotels Corporation. In addition, Mr. Leone is an adjunct professor in the Department of Hospitality Administration at the College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.

"Frank brings an outstanding record in managing properties with efficiency and excellent guest service," said James Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, Crestline Hotels & Resorts.  "We look forward to benefiting from his leadership and knowledge of the Chicago market," added Carroll.

Mr. Leone holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Bryant University, RI, and attended the MBA program at Arizona State University.  He can be reached at

The Silversmith Hotel & Suites
Located in the center of Chicago's vibrant business and arts district, The Silversmith Hotel & Suites provides a perfect retreat for business and leisure travelers.  Its 143 guestrooms and suites are well-appointed to complement the building's beaux arts style architecture, but updated with modern amenities and services including high speed Internet access, a work desk with dual telephone lines, and a complimentary morning newspaper.  The hotel also offers Executive Floors and business services.  Valet parking is available for a fee.

For meetings, the hotel offers a selection of four well-appointed conference rooms, totaling over 3,500 square feet of event space accommodating groups of up to 120 people.  For dining, guests may enjoy Ada's Famous Deli & Restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and a deli-style dinner.  The 14 Karat Lounge also serves light fare and cocktails.  In addition, the hotel is within walking distance to many of Chicago's best and most well-known restaurants such as Harry Caray's and Berghoffs.  

The Silversmith Hotel & Suites is located at 10 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60603.  It is 11 miles from Chicago's Midway Airport and 17 miles from O'Hare International Airport.  It is served from both airports by taxi and train.  For more information and reservations, call: 1-312-372-7696 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 65 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with nearly 13,500 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, and Crowne Plaza.  For more information visit:

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Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

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