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 Greg Champion Named President of
Noble House Hotels & Resorts
SEATTLE, WA (May 22, 2006) -- Greg Champion, an accomplished hospitality executive with more than 25 years of luxury hotel experience, has been named president of Noble House Hotels & Resorts, a privately held real estate development company which owns and manages 12 boutique resorts across the country. 

Champion, who was most recently general manager of Noble House’s recently renovated La Playa Beach & Golf Resort, a 189-room luxury property on the Gulf of Mexico in Naples, Florida, assumes his duties as president immediately. 

According to Pat Colee, chairman of Noble House Hotels & Resorts, in his new position, Champion will oversee the direct management of all operations – including marketing, sales, revenue management, food and beverage, human resources, retail and spa services – for the company’s 12 boutique hotels and resorts. All of the company’s key management staff will report directly to Champion. 

“Over the years, Greg has proven himself as an exceptionally talented leader in the hospitality industry,” Colee said. “We believe that his extensive experience in all facets of hospitality, along with his commitment to exceptional guest service, will be invaluable as Noble House continues to grow its portfolio of high-end properties.”

A highly successful hotelier with a proven track record as part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts management team, Champion has been with Noble House for a total of five years, rejoining the company last year after serving as chief operating officer of Arizona-based Tiburon Hospitality Management.  In his role at Tiburon, Champion directed operations for the company’s three destination resorts.  Prior to that, he was executive vice president of Noble House, overseeing seven properties across the country and serving as the managing director of The Adolphus in Dallas. 

A native of Seattle, Champion attended Washington State University. He is married with two children and will be relocating to the Bellevue, Washington area. 

A member of SKAL International and Chaine de Rotisseurs, Champion has served on the board of directors for both the Dallas and Alaska Convention and Visitors Bureaus, and is active in various tourism, culinary and hospital associations. 

About Noble House Hotels & Resorts
Noble House Hotels & Resorts is a privately held real estate development company based in Seattle Washington. The company owns and manages 12 boutique hotels and resorts located in six 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.  


Noble House Hotels & Resorts

Also See: Greg Champion Appointed Chief Operating Officer of Tiburon Hospitality Management / May 2003
Robert Foster Named President of Noble House Hotels & Resorts / August 2005
Bill Smith Appointed President of Noble House Hotels and Resorts / December 2001
Greg Champion Appointed General Manager of LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Naples, Florida / December 2005

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