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Glenn Bishop Appointed General Manager
of the Inn and Spa at Loretto, Santa Fe
Jeannene Glenn appointed director of sales & marketing, David Wilson
appointed executive chef 

SANTA FE, New Mexico – (March 14, 2005) – Noble House Hotels & Resorts, owner of the Inn and Spa at Loretto, located in the heart of Santa Fe, has appointed a new management team for the acclaimed property.  Noble House, which has owned the Inn and Spa at Loretto since 1996, has appointed a new General Manager, Director of Sales & Marketing and Executive Chef.

Glenn Bishop has been appointed general manager of the Inn and Spa at Loretto.  Mr. Bishop is responsible for overseeing all day-to-day management and operations at the 135-room hotel.  Bishop joins the Inn and Spa at Loretto from a sister Noble House property, The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club in Redondo Beach, California, where he began as corporate engineer for Noble House in 1996, and then served as general manager for the past five years.  Prior to joining Noble House, Bishop worked at La Casa Del Zorro Resort in San Diego and the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, both in California, and the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and the Sheraton El Conquistador Hotel & Resort, both in Tucson, Arizona.

A new resident in Santa Fe, Mr. Bishop was very active in the Redondo Beach community, serving as chairman of the board for the Chamber, and was involved in numerous community, tourism and service organizations.  Mr. Bishop is married with two grown daughters, and enjoys golf, cycling, skiing and volunteer work.

Jeannene Glenn has been appointed director of sales & marketing of the Inn and Spa at Loretto.  Ms. Glenn is responsible for managing all aspects of the sales and marketing department, including corporate and leisure sales, marketing, advertising, and catering.  Re-joining Noble House, Ms. Glenn most recently served as director of sales at The Mansion on Turtle Creek & Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas.  Prior to that, she was director of sales & marketing for Noble House’s The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club in Redondo Beach, California, where she worked under Bishop.  Glenn’s experience prior to joining Noble House includes sales manager positions at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, California and the Sheraton Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ms. Glenn holds attended the University of Kansas where she earned a B.A. in Political Science.  She enjoys golf, travel and the arts. 

David Wilson has been appointed executive chef of the Inn and Spa at Loretto and its heralded new restaurant BALEENsantafe.  Chef Wilson is responsible for the culinary operations of the restaurant, with a focus on food quality, excellent service standards and kitchen organization.  Chef Wilson joins the Inn and Spa at Loretto from The Edgewater in Seattle, a sister Noble House hotel, where he served as executive sous chef at the hotel’s 6/7 waterside restaurant.  Prior to joining Noble House, Chef Wilson held executive sous chef positions at Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio in San Francisco, California and at The City Grill in Austin, Texas.  Chef Wilson completed an apprenticeship with the American Culinary Federation where he was also certified a ‘working chef.’  Chef Wilson recently won first place in the Souper Bowl Santa Fe 2005 for ‘Best Seafood Soup.’ 

“In bringing this team of highly accomplished individuals to the Inn and Spa at Loretto, we are confident that we can take the property to the next level,” said Dave Cocks, executive vice president of operations of Noble House Hotels & Resorts.  “Their creative attitudes in operations, marketing and culinary arts are a great fit for the Inn and the community, particularly with their previous experience and accomplishments within Noble House,” added Cocks.

The 135-room Inn and Spa at Loretto reflects the art and soul of Santa Fe.  The hotel shares grounds with the celebrated Loretto Chapel, is one block from the Santa Fe Plaza and within walking distance from the Palace of the Governors, Canyon Road Galleries and sits at the end of the Santa Fe Trail.  A full-service hotel, the distinctive Inn and Spa at Loretto features SpaTerre with cross-cultural experiences that blend east and Southwest traditions incorporating Indonesian and Thai rituals with signature indigenous treatments; dining at the new BALEENsantafe restaurant, featuring ocean-inspired, wood-roasted cuisine with regional and indigenous influences; a year-round heated outdoor swimming pool; outdoor sculpture garden; fitness center; concierge; the Columbine Gallery; Three Ravens Fine Art and a collection of boutiques. Inn and Spa at Loretto is located at 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

Noble House Hotels & Resorts is a privately-held hotel management and development company based in Seattle, Washington.  The company owns and manages 12 boutique hotels and resorts located in seven states and spanning the four coastal corners of the U.S.  Founded in 1980, the Noble House collection includes such renowned properties as The Adolphus in Dallas, Texas; Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys and The Edgewater in Seattle, Washington. 


Brad Packer
Noble House Hotels & Resorts
P: (305) 860-4385

Also See: Chef David Meador Opens Noble House Hotels and Resorts Signature Restaurant Concept, BALEEN, at The Inn and Spa at Loretto / May 2004
Noble House Hotels and Resorts Renovating The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club, Redondo Beach, CA / Dec 2002

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