Crestline Hotels & Resorts to Manage the Renowned Hilton Checkers Hotel Los Angeles

Crestline Appointed by Chesapeake Hospitality Lodging Upon its Purchase of the Upscale Hotel

Jun 01, 2010, 18:50 ET from Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

FAIRFAX, Va., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced it will assume management of the Hilton Checkers Hotel in Los Angeles.  The announcement comes as Chesapeake Lodging Trust, a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), completes its acquisition of the 188 guestroom hotel in the heart of Los Angeles' business and financial district.  The AAA Four-Diamond, 15 - story hotel recently completed a renovation of its guestrooms and all public spaces and is recognized as one of the premier properties in the heart of Los Angeles.  The hotel contains 3,300 square feet of meeting and event space.  It is walking distance to the Los Angeles Convention Center and is in close proximity to many leisure attractions including the L.A. Live Complex, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

"The Hilton Checkers is a landmark hotel in Los Angeles and highly regarded by the community," said James Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, Crestline Hotels & Resorts "Not only is the hotel a favorite for business and leisure travelers, but because of its historic nature, famous dining room, and rooftop spa, it attracts a great deal of business from the local community.  We look forward to enhancing, and improving upon, the hotel's reputation for gracious service and luxury accommodations and amenities," added Carroll.

Hilton Checkers Hotel

Located at 535 South Grand Avenue, the Hilton Checkers is a European-style boutique property in the heart of Los Angeles.  The hotel occupies an historical building that dates back to the 1920s and has been fully restored to its original splendor.  A favorite feature includes the stunning rooftop deck showcasing a breathtaking view of the Los Angeles skyline, perfect for dinners, receptions or romantic evenings for two.

Guests may select from 188 luxurious guestrooms and suites that feature contemporary amenities such as 42 - inch flat screen TVs, large marble desks, comfortable leather desk chairs, and wireless Internet connections, while suites offer luxurious spa-style marble bathrooms, with plantation shutters, overlooking Los Angeles.

For dining the hotel features the Checkers Downtown Restaurant rated by Gourmet Magazine & Zagat as one of the finest dining rooms in Los Angeles.  Checkers Downtown is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as its famous Sunday Brunch.  Additional recreational amenities include an outdoor – rooftop swimming pool, a fitness center and whirlpool.

The Hilton Checkers is approximately a 20 minutes from the Los Angeles International Airport. The hotel is easily accessed from I-101, and offers valet parking. For more information and reservations visit www.hilton.com or call 213-624-0000.  

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 65 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with nearly 13,500 rooms in 13 states and the District of Columbia.  Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages 14 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.

About Chesapeake Lodging Trust

Chesapeake Lodging Trust is a self-advised lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investments primarily in upper-upscale hotels in major business, airport and convention markets and, on a selective basis, premium select-service hotels in urban settings or unique locations in the United States. The Company acquired its first hotel property, the 498-room Hyatt Regency Boston, in March 2010. Additional information can be found on the Company's website at www.chesapeakelodingtrust.com.

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SOURCE Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.



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