Crestline Hotels & Resorts Appoints Martha Austin-Lobb Director of Sales for the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile

Oct 19, 2010, 08:00 ET from Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

CHICAGO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Martha Austin-Lobb as Director of Sales for the 357 guestroom Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile.  The hotel is located in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, just steps to North Michigan Avenue shops and restaurants.  It offers 5,727 square feet of flexible meeting space located on the first and 12th floors with spectacular views of Chicago's skyline.

Ms. Austin-Lobb brings significant hospitality experience to her new role.  She joins Crestline Hotels & Resorts from the Doubletree Chicago Magnificent Mile where she was Director of Group Sales.  "Martha brings hospitality experience and knowledge of the Chicago market, coupled with a solid sales background," said Vicki Denfeld, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Crestline Hotels & Resorts.  "We look forward to her leadership and commitment to guest service at this strategically located hotel," added Denfeld.

Ms. Austin-Lobb holds a B.S. in Hotel Administration from Southwest State University in Marshall, MN. She can be reached at

The Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile

The Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown is located at 10 E Grand Avenue in the heart of downtown Chicago. The hotel's 357 guestrooms and suites offer complimentary high-speed Internet access, an in-room hospitality center with microwave, refrigerator and coffeemaker, two dual line phones with voicemail and data ports, a large work desk, ergonomic chairs, and complimentary HBO.  A complimentary USA Today is available each week-day morning.  For relaxation there is an indoor swimming pool, a whirlpool, a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, and a 24-hour complimentary business center with secure printing.  For dining, the hotel offers The Weber Grill, serving freshly prepared breakfasts, lunch and dinner, as well as the Pavilion Pantry which offers a selection of refrigerated, frozen and microwaveable packaged items perfect for in-room preparation.

The Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile hotel is 12 miles from Midway Airport and 17 miles from the O'Hare International Airport.  For information and reservations visit online at or call 312-595-0000.

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 64 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with nearly 13,000 rooms in 12 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:

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