Christensen Appointed at Hilton Garden Inn Dallas

13th Jan 2004

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc., today announced the appointment of
Stephen L. Christensen to General Manager of the new Hilton Garden Inn
Dallas Market Center. The 240-room hotel is located in the heart of the
Market Center district of Dallas and is managed by Crestline Hotels &
Resorts. The opening is set for late February of this year.

Mr. Christensen brings nearly 20 years of experience in hospitality
management and sales to his new position as general manager of the Hilton
Garden Inn Dallas Market Center. Mr. Christensen joined Crestline in 2003
as Senior Sales Manager at the Wyndham Hotel in Salt Lake City. He has
also held positions with Hampton Inn & Suites, Horne`s Lodging Properties
and Utah Valley State College.

“Stephen has been a tremendous asset to our company since joining us in
Salt Lake City,” said Dave Durbin, president and CEO of Crestline Hotels &
Resorts. “His excellent experience in understanding both the corporate and
leisure needs of the hospitality industry will be a tremendous asset in
managing this new hotel that will effectively serve both types of
visitors,” added Durbin. Mr. Christensen can be reached at the Hilton
Garden Inn Dallas Market Center, 2325 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX,
75207, 1-214-634-8200 or [email protected]

Mr. Christensen has an MBA from Hawaii Pacific University and a BA from
the University of Utah. He is an active participant in the travel and
tourism industry having served on many boards including: the Salt Lake
City Convention and Visitor Bureau; the Utah County Convention and Visitor
Bureau; the Ski Utah Membership Committee; and the Travel and Tourism
Research Association of Hawaii. He is a certified instructor with the
Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

This new hotel is located on Stemmons Freeway at I-35 in the heart of the
Market Center District of Dallas. This location is just minutes from
downtown, the Convention Center, Dallas Museum of Art, West End Historic
District and the Trade Marts. The 240 spacious guestrooms and suites cater
to both business and leisure travelers. Each guestroom is equipped with a
`hospitality center` that features a refrigerator, a microwave and a
coffee maker. For business travelers there is complimentary high speed
Internet access with remote printing capability, speakerphones with
dataport and voicemail, a large work desk with convenient desk level
outlets, adjustable lighting, and an ergonomic chair. Additional hotel
features include an eight- story atrium, a lobby lounge area with
fireplace and big screen TV, an outdoor pool and whirlpool spa, a fitness
center, a complimentary 24-hour business center, and over 4,880 square
feet of meeting space. The restaurant serves breakfast, and the bar is
available in the evening. For reservations please call 1-214-634-8200 or




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