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Noble Investment Group Appoints Kimberley Ann Lowthers
and Lisa Smith to Regional Director of Sales &
Marketing Positions
ATLANTA, Ga., April 12, 2004 — Noble Investment Group, one of the hospitality industry’s leading owner/operators of upscale and premium branded hotels, today announced that it has named Kimberley Ann Lowthers as a regional director of sales & marketing.  Additionally, the company announced that it has promoted Lisa Smith to regional director of sales. 
“As we continue to expand our hotel portfolio, we are focused on securing premium share in our markets, and the addition of Kimberly to our team and promotion of Lisa are consistent with that commitment,” said Mitesh Shah, Noble Investment president and chief operating officer.  “Both Kimberley and Lisa have proven track records and will add substantial depth to the company.”

A more than 15-year hospitality veteran, Kimberley Ann Lowthers most recently was director of sales & marketing for the Swissotel-Atlanta.  In her new position, she will be responsible for a portion of Noble’s portfolio to include the Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Bulkhead.  She has held a variety of sales positions within the hospitality industry, including national sales manager for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Lisa Smith has been director of sales for Noble’s Hilton Garden Inn in Atlanta - Sugarloaf and now will oversee the sales and marketing for a region of Noble’s portfolio.  Prior to joining Noble, she held numerous property-level positions, including general manager of the Loudermilk Conference Center, conference sales manager for Crowne Plaza Powers Ferry and director of sales & marketing for Residence Inn-Gwinnett Place.  Additionally, she is the recipient of the 2003 Gwinnett Convention and Visitor’s Bureau “Friends of Tourism” award.

Founded in 1979, Noble Investment Group is one of the nation’s foremost privately held, hotel ownership, management and development companies.  Noble currently owns and/or manages 21 hotels with 2,800 rooms together with 41 hotels with 6,044 rooms operated by Alliance Hospitality Management, a majority owned affiliate of Noble Investment Group.  Noble's development arm, Stormont Noble Development, and its predecessors have developed nearly $700 million in preeminent hospitality projects representing close to 5,500 rooms and 300,000 square feet of convention and meeting space.  Noble has an active development pipeline in both the public and private sectors, is a strategic acquirer of hotels and also targets relationships in which the company can provide third-party hotel and conference center management.  Noble is a leading franchise partner of premium-branded hotels under the Marriott, Hilton, and InterContinental Hotels Group brands.

Noble Investment Group

Also See: Noble Investment Group Breaks Ground on 122-room Courtyard by Marriott on University of Alabama at Birmingham Campus / April 2004
Noble Investment Makes Largest Acquisiton to Date, the 300-room Holiday Inn-Buckhead; Planning $14 million Conversion to a Crowne Plaza Hotel / July 2000

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