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Noble House Appoints Brett Schoenfield to General Manager of the
Palm Springs Riviera Resort & Spa
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The Iconic Resort Currently Closed and Undergoing $70 million Renovation

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PALM SPRINGS, CA.- March 19, 2008 - Seattle-based Noble House Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of Brett Schoenfield to general manager of its legendary property in Palm Springs, the Riviera Resort & Spa, according to Noble House President Greg Champion.

Schoenfield brings more than 22 years of venerable hospitality experience to the Riviera and will be responsible for overseeing and implementing the resort’s pre-opening systems, controls and procedures in addition to directing the daily operations of the 404-room luxury property once it re-opens in Fall of 2008.  The iconic resort is currently closed and undergoing a $70 million rejuvenation.

Schoenfield was most recently the President of the historic Homestead Resort & Spa in Hot Springs, VA., where he managed the property’s $110 million renovation that included the expansion of 483 guest rooms, public spaces and grounds.  He spent a total of 12 years at The Homestead, initially being hired as the Rooms Division Manager and subsequently being promoted to Hotel Manager, General Manager and Executive Vice President before being appointed President in 2004. 

Prior to that, Schoenfield served with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts for 10 years in a variety of hotel operation/rooms division positions for many of its properties including the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, TX., Hyatt Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico, the Grand Wailea Resort & Spa (formerly the Grand Hyatt Wailea) and the Hyatt Regency Kauai, both in Hawaii.  

“Brett’s extensive experience in managing upscale, luxury resorts and multi-million dollar hotel renovations, made him the perfect choice to spearhead the rejuvenation and re-positioning of the Riviera Resort & Spa,” said Champion.  “This is a very exciting project for Noble House on all fronts, and with Brett’s strong leadership skills and commitment to exceptional guest service, we’re confident that the re-opening of the new Riviera will not only make it the premiere destination resort in Palm Springs but will ignite a spark in the revitalization of that great city.”

 A native of Michigan, Schoenfield graduated from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, with a bachelor of science degree in hotel administration.  He has been active in numerous community and civic organizations throughout his career including being appointed to the Virginia Tourism Corporation by the Governor of Virginia.  He can be reached at bschoenfield@psriviera.com or directly at 760-778-6600.

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Contact:

Carol Baetzel (Tel):  602-931-5422
Noble House Hotels & Resorts
cbaetzel@noblehousehotels.com
 

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Also See: Brett Schoenfield Named President of The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia / Aug 2004
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