Crestline Announce the Appointment of Richard L. Bair

3rd Mar 2005

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
today announced the appointment of Richard L. Bair to General Manager of
the Sheraton Hotel Annapolis, Maryland. The Sheraton Annapolis is a full
service hotel with 196 guest rooms located minutes from the center of
Annapolis. The hotel was recently acquired by Highland Hospitality
Corporation , a Virginia based, self-advised lodging real estate
investment trust (REIT) focused on hotel investments primarily in the US. Mr. Bair joins Crestline from Prime Hospitality Corporation where he last
managed the Prime Hotel and Conference Center, Saratoga Springs, NY. Mr.
Bair is a veteran hotelier with more than 30 years of operations and
management experience. Starting in Memphis with Holiday Inn Hotels, Mr.
Bair’s experience includes positions with AIRCOA at The Hilton Inn,
Jupiter, FL, and 12 years with J.L.M., Inc as general manager and director
of operations for two Connecticut hotels, The Sheraton Inn, Waterbury and
the Quality Inn Danbury.

“Dick brings a wealth of management experience in understanding customer
service and revenue management in the hospitality industry,” said Dave
Durbin, president and CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. “His record
at Prime Hospitality in Saratoga exhibits a keen understanding of
operating an excellent hotel by improving customer service, guest
satisfaction and profitability,” added Durbin.

Mr. Bair is a member of the New York State Hospitality and Tourism
Association as well as the American Hotel Motel Association. He has also
served on the Sheraton International Council, representing the Northeast
Region. Mr. Bair can be reached at the Sheraton Annapolis at 410-266-3131
or at [email protected]

The Sheraton Hotel Annapolis

The Sheraton Annapolis is a beautiful and upscale full-service hotel
located minutes from the heart of Annapolis, the US Naval Academy, the
State Capitol, excellent shopping and a wide variety of local restaurants.
The hotel features 196 stylish and comfortably appointed guest rooms and
suites, 10 meeting rooms accommodating up to 575 people, the Annapolis Bar
& Grill, an indoor heated pool and whirlpool, a fitness center, as well as
many other choice facilities and services. For business travelers the
hotel has dual telephone lines and in room data ports. Leisure travelers
to this historic city will enjoy the close proximity to Sandy Point State
Park, Historic Savage Mill, as well as tours of Annapolis and Harbor
Cruises that depart from the hotel. The Sheraton Annapolis is the official
hotel for US Naval Academy Football and a corporate member of the US Naval
Academy Alumni Association. The hotel is located at 173 Jennifer Road,
Annapolis, MD. Reservations can be made online at or by calling, 410-266-3131.



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