Crestline to Manage The Hilton Tampa Airport

13th Jan 2004

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc., today announced its selection as the new
management company for the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore, Florida. The
property 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. This marks Crestline`s
fourth management agreement in Florida. The other three hotels are the:
Jacksonville Courtyard by Marriott; the Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront
Resort; and the Radisson Barcelo Hotel Orlando.

The Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore is a full-service hotel and meeting
facility with 238 recently renovated rooms. It is located in Tampa`s
popular Westshore business district, only two miles from Tampa
International Airport and minutes from the Tampa Convention Center.

Dave Durbin, president and CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts said, “The
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore is a beautiful hotel in a dynamic location.
With Crestline`s experience in managing both Florida properties, as well
as hotels that combine business and leisure amenities, we know we are
capable of maximizing revenue while delivering excellent guest service.”

The Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore offers easy access to both I-75 and I-
4, as well as complimentary shuttle service to the airport and the Port of
Tampa. In addition to being near the Tampa Convention Center, the hotel is
in close proximity to Tampa`s major attractions including: the Latin
Historical Pedestrian walk area of Ybor City; Hyde Park; Lowry Park Zoo;
Busch Gardens; and the Gulf Coast beaches. It is also adjacent to the
newly built International Plaza Mall which includes four major department
stores and over 200 additional shops.
The guest rooms are richly appointed and include: internet access with
wireless keyboards; a work desk with an ergonomic chair; dual phone lines;
and a casual seating area. The discriminating traveler can choose private
key access to the executive level featuring additional amenities. The
hotel offers a full service restaurant, a lounge, and meeting facilities.
For information and reservations, call 1-813-877-6688 or visit

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is one of the nation`s largest
independent hospitality management companies. Founded in 2000, the Company
presently manages 42 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers
with nearly 8,600 rooms in 17 states and the District of Columbia.
Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages properties independently and under such
well regarded brands as Marriott, Hilton, Renaissance and Radisson.
Additional information about the hotel management company is available at
the company`s web site:


Barcelo Crestline Corporation is the parent company of Crestline Hotels &
Resorts, Inc. Barcelo Crestline also leases and has investments in hotel
properties. Additional information about Barcelo Crestline is available at
the company`s web site:



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