FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- James Carroll, Chief Operating Officer of Crestline Hotels & Resorts, announced the appointment of David Shapiro as Senior Manager of Business Development. In this newly created position, Mr. Shapiro will be responsible for pursuing new management contracts for Crestline's growing management business. Crestline Hotels & Resorts is among the top five leading hospitality management companies in the U.S. and is actively seeking to continue growing its current portfolio of more than 65 managed hotels, resorts and conference facilities.
Before joining Crestline, Mr. Shapiro was Director of Acquisitions at JHM Hotels in Greenville, SC. He brings 10 years of hospitality and financial experience to this new role having also held management positions with Thayer Lodging Group, and JP Morgan Investment Banking and JP Morgan Corporate Strategy & Development.
"David's appointment is integral to supporting our Company's strategy for growth as our industry rebounds from the recent recessionary downturn," said Carroll. "We welcome his experience and expertise to help us identify key management opportunities that meet our standards of becoming market leading properties, while fulfilling guest expectations and financial performance requirements for our owner/investors."
Mr. Shapiro holds a Masters in Management from Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration and a B.S. from Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He is active in various business organizations. He will be based at the company headquarters in Fairfax, VA and can be reached at David.Shapiro@crestlinehotels.com.
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 65 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with nearly 13,200 rooms in 13 states and the District of Columbia. Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages 12 independent properties in major US markets including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. Crestline also manages properties under such well-regarded brands as Marriott, Hilton, Westin, Renaissance, Sheraton, and Crowne Plaza. For more information visit: www.crestlinehotels.com.
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