Crestline Hotels & Resorts Announces the Recent Completion of a More Than $5 Million Renovation to the Marriott Plaza San Antonio

MCLEAN, Va. and SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. announces the recent completion of the major phases of a more than $5 million renovation to the Marriott Plaza San Antonio. The extensive renovation and refurbishment of this landmark hotel includes all 251 guest rooms and suites, as well as the lobby, public spaces, restaurant and bar. Highland Hospitality Corporation owns the hotel and Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages the property, which, with its six acres of lawns and courtyards, is a favorite destination for business and leisure travelers.

“The Marriott Plaza San Antonio is a premiere hotel located within two blocks of San Antonio’s famed River Walk,” said Brett Ellison, general manager. “As one of the finest hotels in this popular destination, we believe it is important to celebrate and respect the local culture and style of the area. The refurbished hotel retains its Spanish/Mediterranean flair, but does it with a unique South Texas twist incorporating bright colors such as red, gold, and orange. These are the colors that are found in the plumage of the Chinese pheasants and peacocks that grace the hotel’s lawns,” added Ellison.

Guests are welcomed into a totally refurbished Lobby that is bright and airy with comfortable lounge seating inviting conversation and networking. In addition, there is a dual fireplace, ottomans, and two flat-screened TVs for guests’ enjoyment. In the Anaqua Restaurant, guests will enjoy oversized stuffed chairs which look out upon the hotel’s lush courtyard which is home to the famed peacocks and pheasants. Restaurant service is enhanced with new china, cutlery, and a state-of-the-art buffet-area providing exceptional presentation and food freshness.

Each guest room and suite was completely redesigned and renovated to meet the preferences of today’s business and leisure guests who prefer a more residential look and feel for accommodations. All rooms are redecorated with new furniture, comfortable seating to include an ergonomic chair at the spacious desks, all new artwork and lighting that can be adjusted for work or relaxation. In addition, the hotel has incorporated Marriott’s new standard for bedding which includes white-on-white plush bedding, 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters nestled inside sheeted duvets, six down pillows including euroshams, and a colorful bed scarf. The duvet covers are freshly laundered for each new guest. Each guest bathroom was completely refurbished with new granite countertops, wall decor, a bowed shower curtain and new shelving for towels and personal toiletries.

The Marriott Plaza San Antonio

The 251-room Marriott Plaza San Antonio is conveniently located in downtown San Antonio, just steps away from the famed River Walk, the historic Alamo, and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Nestled on six acres of sun-bathed courtyards, the hotel includes sparkling fountains and lush gardens complete with free-roaming Chinese pheasants and peacocks. The hotel combines a resort atmosphere in a downtown setting. The hotel features amenities for both the business and leisure traveler including: 15 meeting rooms; a health club; spa services; a heated outdoor pool; tennis courts; valet parking; business center; and the Anaqua Restaurant and Palm Terrace Lounge. The hotel is owned by Highland Hospitality Corporation (NYSE:HIH) , a Virginia based, self-advised lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on hotel investments primarily in the US. More information about the hotel and its facilities is available at http://www.marriott.com/.

The Companies:

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest independent hospitality management companies. Founded in 2000, the Company presently manages 39 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with nearly 9,000 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, Westin, Wyndham, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza and Radisson. Additional information about the hotel management company is available at the company’s web site: http://www.crestlinehotels.com/.

Highland Hospitality Corporation is a self-advised real estate investment trust, or REIT, focused on hotel investments primarily in the United States. The Company owns 23 hotel properties with an aggregate of 6,708 rooms in eleven states, Washington DC and Mexico. Additional information can be found on the Company’s website: http://www.highlandhospitality.com/.

Note: Certain matters discussed herein are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Certain, but not necessarily all, of such statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “estimates” or “anticipates” or the negative thereof or comparable terminology. All forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual transactions, results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future transactions, results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These may include: (i) national and local economic and business conditions or governmental regulations that will affect demand, prices, wages or other costs for hotels; (ii) the level of rates and occupancy that can be achieved by such properties; (iii) the Company’s ability to compete.

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