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Noble Prepares the 220- room Marriott City Center Hotel
 in Macon, Georgia for Fall 2009 Opening
David Rosenberg Named General Manager and Pat Horan Named Director of Sales

ATLANTA, Ga. – May 13, 2009 –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 appointment of their leadership team that have been selected to oversee the day to day operational leadership of Noble’s Macon Marriott City Center Hotel and the city of Macon’s Macon Centreplex which includes their 100,000 square foot convention center and their 9,250 seat coliseum.  The 220-room Marriott hotel, scheduled to open later this year, is located on Coliseum drive and is connected to the Macon Centreplex in historic downtown Macon.

An award winning general manager with Noble for more than six years, David Rosenberg has been named general manager of the Macon Marriott City Center.  David has more than eighteen years experience in the hospitality industry and is responsible for the opening and the daily operations of this much anticipated landmark city center hotel as well as the attached Macon Centreplex.  As a Noble leader, David and his teams have received numerous awards and recognition for their exceptional service and product delivery. 

Pat Horan has been named director of sales of the Macon Marriott City Center.  Pat has more than eighteen years of experience in the hospitality industry as a sales and marketing professional.  Prior to joining Noble, Pat was director of operations for Sea Oaks Tennis Resort in Vero Beach, and director of sales for Marriott International where she was recognized by the Marriott International Golden Circle Program and presented the President’s award for her outstanding sales achievements.

"As the new first class Macon Marriott City Center Hotel is nearing their opening, we get more excited about the fabulous opportunities that will follow,” said mayor Robert Reichart, “This prominent new hotel and the attached facilities in the Macon Centreplex, which are being extensively renovated, will operate as a seamless unit to make our city extremely attractive for conventions and large, multi day events. I'm confident that whether it's only as an overnight stop for people traveling through or as a destination for a conference or convention, the new Macon Marriott City Center will be the desired venue in our region."

Located in the second largest city in Georgia, the Macon Marriott City Center Hotel and Macon Centreplex will bring four-star luxury accommodations and first class meeting space to the heart of historic downtown Macon.  Featuring 220 luxury guest rooms, the Macon Marriott City Center provides guests with on-site audio/visual services, first class business center, high-speed internet access, in room dining, laundry/valet service and an indoor pool. Luxurious bedding with 300-thread count sheets, large bathrooms featuring wood, marble and chrome elements, and crisp lines with warm toned walls will welcome guests into comfortable surroundings influenced by the city’s rich history and culture.  State-of-the-art technology is displayed in each room featuring 32-inch flat panel plasma televisions, complete with speakers, digital music and data ports, and a custom designed pivoting desk and ergonomic chair for the business traveler. The hotel offers 5,000 square feet of state of the art meeting space combined with exceptional catering capabilities and a highly experienced event management team, all within convenient access to signature restaurants, trendy night clubs, art galleries, unique boutiques and fascinating attractions.

Connected to the Macon Marriott City Center Hotel, the Macon Centreplex features beautifully renovated 120,000 square foot special event space, which includes a 30,000 square foot hall, 9,000 seat arena, 85,000 square feet of uninterrupted exhibition space, a flexible 9,100 square foot ballroom and 19 breakout rooms.  In addition to the state-of-the-art convention facilities, the Macon Centreplex offers an elegant, historic 2,688-seat auditorium featuring amazing acoustics with a professional concert stage.

About Noble
Noble Investment Group sponsors a series of private equity real estate funds and is 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 8,500 hotel and resort guest rooms, convention and conference centers with approximately 1,000,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, 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 billion in lodging and hospitality assets. Noble’s current discretionary private equity fund represents $310 million of equity commitments.

Bonnie Herring
Noble Investment Group


Chris Daly
Vice President
Daly Gray Public Relations
ph: 703-435-6293


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Noble House Appoints Brett Schoenfield to General Manager of the Palm Springs Riviera Resort & Spa; The Iconic Resort Currently Closed and Undergoing $70 million Renovation / March 2008

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