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Crestline Completes Phase One at Ravinia

Crestline Hotels &
today announced that Phase One of an $8 million renovation
of the Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta is complete. Phase One included an
extensive renovation and refurbishment of the hotel’s 495 guest rooms and
suites. Each guest room and suite was redesigned to meet the preferences
of today’s business and leisure guests who prefer a more residential look
and feel for accommodations. Highland Hospitality Corporation owns, and
Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages, The Crowne Plaza Ravinia which is
located in the northern Atlanta suburb of Dunwoody, an affluent business
and leisure district of Atlanta. “The new guest rooms are very welcoming and provide a sense of comfort and
amenities that people enjoy in their homes,” says Crowne Plaza Ravinia
General Manager, Craig Hillyard. Unique to each guest room is a 27” flat
screen TV and each suite includes a 42” plasma TV. In addition, each
guestroom has new furnishings in rich cherry tones, new carpets, draperies
and wall-coverings. Guests will also enjoy new lighting, all on dimmer
switches, outlets conveniently placed on lamps and the desk, ergonomic
desk chairs and a lounge chair. The bathrooms are completely remodeled for
contemporary tastes and include bowed shower curtains, granite
countertops, and shelving for towels and personal toiletries.

Each guestroom is also tailored for the new Crowne Plaza Sleep
Advantage(TM) program. Every sleeping room, offers a holistic approach to
a better night’s sleep and includes: new beds featuring seven layers of
comfort, quiet zones, sleep CD and relaxation tips, sleep amenities and a
guaranteed wake up call or your room is free.

Phase Two of the renovation is now underway and includes the lobby, public
spaces, and the restaurants. “The Crowne Plaza Ravinia is a landmark for
its breathtaking lobby that includes a greenhouse-type space with a
waterfall that opens onto a beautiful garden,” explains Hillyard. “The
redesigned public space will take advantage of this beautiful
architectural feature, emphasizing the beauty of the soaring atrium and
adding two additional fountains creating a sense of welcome that is
unmatched in a North Atlanta hotel. The redesign will also create
additional outdoor patio space for functions and events,” added Hillyard.
Each of the hotel’s restaurants is also being remodeled to provide a
contemporary dinning experience. Phase Two of the renovation is expected
to be completed this summer. The final phase of the renovation will get
underway in 2006, and update the hotel’s 32,000 square feet of meeting