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Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End Appoints Kevin Varr General Manager and Catherine Rentschler Director of Sales

Globe Newswire

FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC (Crestline) announced today that Kevin Varr has been appointed General Manager for the Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End.  Mr. Varr is joined by Catherine Rentschler, who was appointed as Director of Sales.  Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End is scheduled to open in the spring of 2016 at 2121 M Street NW and will offer 168 guestrooms.  It is being developed by Washington, DC-based Renaissance Centro, which enjoys a 30-year legacy of nationally recognized projects throughout the DC metro area.

Mr. Varr joins Crestline from Ambridge Hotels where he was General Manager for Hyatt Place DC Downtown/K Street. He brings more than 10 years of hospitality operations management experience, including in-depth involvement with new hotel openings.  He has a B.S in Hospitality Sales & Meeting Management from Johnson & Wales University.  Mr Varr can be reached at

Ms. Rentschler joins Crestline from the Park Hyatt Washington DC, where she was Senior Sales Manager.  She brings more than eight years of hospitality sales and service experience, particularly with Hyatt-branded hotels.  She is a graduate of the College of Charleston, SC.  Ms. Rentschler can be reached at

“Both Kevin and Catherine are dynamic leaders with exceptional market and brand experience.  We are confident that they will lead a successful opening of this new hotel,” said James Carroll, President & CEO of Crestline.

About Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End

Located in Washington’s beautiful West End neighborhood, and adjacent to historic Georgetown, Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End will offer visitors 168 spacious guest rooms in a striking nine story building with a rooftop terrace.  Perfect for business and leisure travelers, and convenient to Embassy Row, this hotel is steps from Georgetown’s shopping, dining and nightlife, while easily accessible to the heart of the nation’s capital via the Washington DC Metro subway system.

The hotel will bring the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere, and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings to Washington DC’s West End area.  Each of the oversized guest rooms will feature the perfect blend of home and office, so that you can relax while staying productive during your visit. Connect all your electronic devices to the Hyatt Plug Panel™, rejuvenate with KenetMD™ bath essentials and sleep soundly on your Hyatt Grand Bed®.  Free hotel-wide Wi-Fi, free a.m. Kitchen Skillet™ hot breakfast, 24-hour StayFit Gym and an indoor pool will make guests’ stays as seamless as possible while on the road.  Gallery Hosts will be available 24-hours a day to take care of guests, fulfill a 24/7 Gallery Menu order, help plan a meeting, make coffee or do anything else guests may need.  In addition, Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End will feature two board rooms and three meeting rooms, offering 2,200 square feet of event space—perfect for small meetings and gatherings.  Onsite parking will be available.

Guests of Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End will be a short walk from two Metro stations with easy access to the downtown Business District, the National Mall, Capitol Hill as well as the City’s renowned monuments and museums.  The hotel is only five miles—a 20-minute ride—from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.  For more information visit or call our pre-opening sales office at 202-838-2222.

About Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers more than 230 locations in the United States, Armenia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Morocco, Panama, Puerto Rico, The Netherlands, and United Arab Emirates.  For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit

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About Renaissance Centro

Renaissance Centro is a dynamic real estate development firm specializing in creating projects that are relevant for today and tomorrow.  The company focuses on urban centers as well as suburban locales close to transit and other lifestyle amenities so that people can live, work and play with ease and convenience.  For more information visit:

About Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC is one of the nation’s largest independent hospitality management companies.  Founded in 2000, the company presently manages 98 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with nearly 15,000 rooms in 27 states and the District of Columbia.  Crestline manages properties under such well-regarded brands as Marriott, Hilton, InterContinental, Hyatt and Starwood, as well as independent, private label hotels and conference centers throughout the United States.  For more information visit:

Important Notice: 

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Source:Crestline Hotels & Resorts