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 David Kemp Named Vice-president of Human Resources
and Isaiah Wilson as Vice-president of Accounting
at Noble Investment Group


ATLANTA - Oct. 25, 2004 -- Noble Investment Group, one of the hospitality industry's leading owner/operators of upscale and premium branded hotels, today announced that it has created two new senior positions and named David Kemp as vice-president of human resources and Isaiah Wilson as vice-president of accounting.

"Noble has been fortunate to have achieved strong growth over the past year and these two new additions add significant depth to our management team in key areas," said Mitesh Shah, Noble president. "Both David and Isaiah have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills within their respective disciplines. Our core management team provides the key skills and leadership that allow for further growth and success."

David Kemp brings with him nearly 15 years of experience in the field of human resources. Most recently, he was corporate vice-president of human resources for Waterford Hotel Group, Inc. Prior to that, he was vice-president of corporate services for Five Star Food Service, Inc., and division human resources director for Compass Group, U.S.A. He received his Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management & Development from the University of Connecticut. In his new role, he will oversee compensation plans, benefits administration, risk management, management development, recruiting and training strategies for more than 2,000 Noble team members.

Isaiah Wilson has had a progressive, 20-year career in leading accounting teams. After playing professional football for the Seattle Seahawks, he began his career in accounting as controller for the Winston Plaza Hotel in Winston-Salem, N.C. Since then, he has held a number of increasingly important positions, including vice-president of field accounting for Interstate Hotels & Resorts and senior vice-president of accounting for Merritt Hospitality. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa. Wilson will lead the Noble accounting team that oversees the company's financial and accounting systems, processes, metrics and reports for the management and development divisions of the company, as well as Noble's hotels.

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 23 hotels with 4,100 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 more than $700 million in preeminent hospitality projects, representing over 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.

Hilton Hotels Corporation
Also See: Noble Investment Group Names Rodney S. Williams Chief Acquisition Officer / September 2004
Noble Investment Grows to 25 Hotels Following Acquisition of Frankline Marriott Cool Springs Hotel / June 2001

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