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Noble Investment Group Acquires the Hyatt Valencia and
Santa Clarita Conference Center in Los Angeles County


Acquisition Marks Noble’s Twelfth Value-Add Investment in Current Private Equity Fund

ATLANTA, Ga.- July 8, 2008 - Privately held Noble Investment Group (“Noble”), a leading sponsor of private equity real estate funds and an integrated lodging and hospitality operating and development organization, today announced the acquisition of the Hyatt Regency Valencia located in a planned community within Los Angeles County, California that is ranked among the top 25 places to live in the U.S. by CNN/Money magazine.  

The 244-room first class Hyatt Regency Valencia is integrated into the approximately one million square foot mixed-use development, Valencia Town Center, which serves as the community focal point for business, shopping, dining and entertainment in the vibrant Santa Clarita Valley. The Hyatt Regency Valencia is home to the valley’s premier meetings and events venue, the Santa Clarita Conference Center, which features 16,000 square feet of exceptional meeting and event space including three outdoor garden areas overlooking the prestigious Valencia Country Club.  
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Hyatt Valencia and Santa Clarita Conference Center
24500 Town Center Drive,
Valencia, California, USA 91355 
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Noble will operate the hotel under a long-term license agreement with Hyatt Hotels Corporation. The investment marks the company’s twelfth acquisition in the Noble Hospitality Fund, LLC, the organization’s current, fully discretionary private equity real estate fund.   

“Noble continues to execute our investment strategy to acquire and develop premium branded hotels in top markets throughout the United States where we can add value through a combination of our operating and development core competencies,” said Mit Shah, Noble’s senior managing principal and chief executive officer. 

“The acquisition of this first-class hotel in the strong west coast market of Valencia is a great example of Noble’s investment strategy enabled by the strength of our organizational platform as we were able to secure the opportunity, perform real-time due diligence and close the transaction in a total of six weeks,” said Rodney Williams, Noble’s managing principal and chief investment officer.  “Our team will now focus on increasing market share, revenue and profitability through the combination of the completion of the planned physical enhancements in conjunction with our process based, balanced scored operational framework.”

The Hyatt’s spacious guest rooms feature upscale amenities and finishes, including the new Grand Hyatt bed, i-home systems, high-speed internet access and majestic views of the surrounding Santa Susana and San Gabriel Mountains.  A double-sided fireplace highlights the Hyatt’s outdoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool, and sundeck area, set in an alluring resort style courtyard overlooking a picturesque golf course backdrop.  Located in Los Angeles County, the Hyatt Regency Valencia easily accessible to downtown Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, and Ventura and is only a mile and a half from Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor Water Park.  

About Noble Investment Group
Noble is a leading sponsor of private equity real estate funds and an integrated operating and development organization that specializes in making value-added investments in hotels and resorts throughout North America. An award winning operator of more than 8,000 hotel and resort guest rooms, convention and conference centers with approximately 1 million sq. ft. of meeting space, as well as championship golf, day and resort spas, upscale restaurants, and branded retail coffee stores, Noble and its predecessors have realized superior risk-adjusted returns while acquiring and developing over $2.5 billion in lodging and hospitality assets. Noble’s current discretionary private equity fund represents $310 million of equity commitments, which provides the organization the ability to invest more than $1 billion in lodging-related assets. For more information, visit www.nobleinvestment.com.

About Global Hyatt Corporation
Global Hyatt Corporation, one of the world’s premier hotel companies, offers today’s travelers more than 730 hotels and resorts (more than 140,000 rooms) in more than 45 countries. The company’s affiliates own, operate, manage and franchise Hyatt-branded hotels and resorts under Park Hyatt™, Grand Hyatt™, Hyatt Regency™, Hyatt Resorts™, Hyatt®, Hyatt Place™ and Hyatt Summerfield Suites® brands, as well as the company’s newest global luxury brand, Andaz™, which recently opened its first property in London. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc. operator of Hyatt Vacation Club and fractional residential properties and U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc, which franchises Hawthorn Suites and Microtel Inns and Suites. From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234, or logging on to www.hyatt.com.
 

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Contact:

Bonnie Herring 
Noble Investment Group
404-262-9660
bonnie.herring@nobleinvestment.com 

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Also See: Noble Investment Group Acquires the AmeriSuites in Schaumburg, Illinois; Hotel Will Undergo a $5 million dollar Repositioning and Re-open as Hyatt Place Chicago/Schaumburg / April 2008
Noble Investment Group Acquires the 483-room Hyatt Regency Milwaukee; Will Provide $18 million Renovation / September 2007
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