Crestline to Manage Hilton Garden Inn

MCLEAN, Va., Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. will manage the 240-room Hilton Garden Inn under development near the Dallas Market Center in Texas. The conversion of an existing hotel to the Hilton Garden Inn brand will take eight months and is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2004. The hotel is located off North Stemmons Freeway across from the Dallas Market Center and adjacent to the Wyndham Anatole Hotel.
Crestline Hotels & Resorts` portfolio of managed hotels includes many high quality urban properties under brands such as Hilton Garden Inn and Courtyard by Marriott. Dave Durbin, President & CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts said, “We`re very excited to be involved with another hotel repositioning project. Our ability to assess a market, then re-brand and reposition a hotel can create significant value for the owners. Oftentimes, in this economic environment, a repositioning is essential for the hotel`s financial success.” Durbin added, “This is our third Hilton Garden Inn currently under construction. In addition to our portfolio of Hilton Garden Inns we are now working on the repositioning of a Homewood Suites.”

About the Hotel:
The eight-story, 240-room Hilton Garden Inn Dallas Market Center will offer a complimentary 24-hour business center and each guestroom will feature an oversized work desk plus two telephones each with two phone lines, high speed Internet access and on-hold feature. All guests will enjoy the microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker in every guestroom. The property will feature a complimentary swimming pool and fitness center, and a Pavilion Pantry(TM) convenience mart which will sell snacks and sundry items 24-hours a day. In addition, the hotel has over 5000 square feet of flexible meeting space to accommodate meetings and special events. The Hilton Garden Inn brand recently received the distinguished “Highest Guest Satisfaction Among Mid- Price Hotel Chains with Full Service” award in the J.D. Power and Associates 2002 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study(SM). With more than 150 hotels now open across North America and more scheduled to open throughout 2003 and beyond, the Hilton Garden Inn brand is positioned as the leading, mid-priced lodging choice for today`s growing segment of midmarket travelers.

About the Companies:

Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages 42 hotels, resorts, conference and convention centers with over 9300 rooms throughout the United States. The company manages properties independently and under such well regarded brands by Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Radisson and Wyndham. Additional information about the hotel management company is available at the company`s web site:

Songy Partners Limited (SPL) is a commercial real estate firm based in Atlanta, Georgia and active throughout the country. SPL has launched more than $1.0 billion in commercial projects and focuses predominantly on urban niche opportunities for office and hotel development. The firm acquires, renovates and develops institutional quality real estate projects throughout the United States. In the hospitality industry, SPL is active in new construction and historic rehabilitation, including, the conversion of a vacant Atlanta Midtown office building into the Residence Inn. Additional information about the hotel development company is available at the company`s web site: