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Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appointed to Manage The Berkeley Hotel, Richmond, VA

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced it has been appointed the management of The Berkeley Hotel Richmond, VA. This highly acclaimed charming boutique hotel features an award-winning Dining Room as well as meeting and event space. Located at 12th and Cary Streets NW, at the western edge of the historic Shockoe Slip, the hotel is adjacent to quaint cobblestone streets and has easy access to dining and shopping, as well as the Central Business District. The Berkeley is also a short walking distance to the James River Canal Walk, VCU's Medical College, the State Capitol, and many other government buildings and tourist attractions.

"The Berkeley Hotel is a landmark in historic Richmond, VA and we look forward to providing an excellent guest experience in this charming destination," said James Carroll, President & Chief Executive Officer, Crestline Hotels & Resorts. "Crestline also makes it a priority to ensure a welcoming environment for small group meetings and social events under the direction of our professional team of sales and catering staff. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to manage this fine property and to continue to enhance its reputation for exceptional service and excellence," added Carroll.

About The Berkeley Hotel, Richmond

The highly acclaimed Berkeley Hotel, Richmond has won several accolades including the "Best Boutique Hotel in Central Virginia" from VA Living Magazine; the "Diners' Choice Award" from OpenTable; "Best Romantic Hotel in Richmond" from CitySearch.com; and an "Award of Excellence" from TripAdvisor.com.

Each of the hotel's 55 guestrooms provide an atmosphere of elegance and refinement featuring high ceilings, luxurious solid cherry furnishings, traditional high-quality fabrics and linens, and spa-style bathrooms with shower massage. Many of the guestrooms enjoy views of downtown Richmond and the beautifully restored tobacco warehouse district housing restaurants and boutique shops. For ultimately luxury, the Governor's Suite features two full baths, a luxurious king bed, a large private terrace and an elegant peaked-ceiling living room with a panoramic view of the historic Shockoe Slip neighborhood.

The Berkeley's Dining Room is recognized as one of Richmond's premiere restaurants and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving the freshest regional cuisine. The handsomely appointed Dining Room is also a favorite for its weekend brunch and special holiday menus. And for meetings and special events, such as weddings, The Berkeley offers three well-appointed event rooms.

The Berkeley Hotel is located 11 miles from Richmond International Airport (RIC) and is easily accessed from I-95. With its central location the hotel is within walking distance to the State Capital, the Federal Reserve, Canal Walk, Historic Main Street Station and many other area businesses and attractions. The hotel offers onsite parking for a fee. For more information and reservations visit www.berkeleyhotel.com or call 888.780.1300.

About Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is one of the nation's largest independent hospitality management companies. Founded in 2000, the company presently manages 44 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with nearly 7,600 rooms in 10 states, the District of Columbia and the Cayman Islands. Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages 9 independent properties in major US markets including Atlanta, Richmond and Washington D.C. Crestline also manages properties under such well-regarded brands as Marriott, Hilton, Westin, and Crowne Plaza. For more information visit: www.crestlinehotels.com.

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