Crestline Appoints Heskestad at Tampa

16th Jan 2004

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc., today announced the appointment of Sven
Heskestad to General Manager of the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore.
Crestline Hotels & Resorts recently assumed management of the 238 room

Mr. Heskestad is an award-winning member of the Crestline management team
who brings two decades of experience in hospitality management with Hilton
Hotels, Marriott International and Crestline Hotels & Resorts. He joined
the Company in 1991, and has excelled at managing both airport and resort
properties throughout Florida including: the Marriott Bay Point Resort
Village in Panama City Beach; the Jacksonville Marriott; the Hilton Singer
Island Oceanfront Resort; and the Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel. Mr.
Heskestad has been recognized by Crestline for his excellent performance
by twice being recognized with the “Crestline Cup” award for outstanding
financial performance. He is a graduate of the University of Denver`s
Hotel & Restaurant Management program and active in industry events.

“Throughout his tenure with Crestline, Sven has displayed excellence in
managing hotels that achieve outstanding guest service while performing
well financially,” said Dave Durbin, president and CEO of Crestline Hotels
& Resorts. “His proven track record of excellent management will insure
the continued success of this property which is strategically located on
one of Tampa`s most exciting leisure and business destinations,” added
Durbin. Mr. Heskestad can be reached at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
at 1-813-877- 6688 or at [email protected]

The Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore is a full-service hotel and meeting
facility with newly renovated guestrooms. It is located in Tampa`s popular
Westshore business district, only two miles from Tampa International
Airport and minutes from the Tampa Convention Center. The hotel offers
easy access to both I-75 and I-4, as well as complimentary shuttle service
to the airport and the Port of Tampa. 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
The guestrooms 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 30 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers
with nearly 6,300 rooms in 11 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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