MOUNTAIN, Ga., June 9, 2011-- Noble Investment Group ("Noble")
and Marriott International, Inc. announced today that the Lodge &
Spa at Callaway Gardens, named one of the top 100 resorts in North
America by Conde' Nast Traveler magazine, has joined the Autograph
Collection, comprised of independent, luxury tier hotels and resorts,
each with their own distinct personalities. Owned and operated by
Noble, the Lodge & Spa at Callaway Gardens will maintain its own
unique identity while providing guests full participation in the
award-winning Marriott Rewards guest loyalty program. Featuring the
best in southern hospitality, Callaway Gardens is a picturesque 13,000
acre resort located in the beautiful countryside of the Appalachian
Mountains in Pine Mountain, Georgia an hour outside of Atlanta.
"Autograph Collection is a perfect brand partnership for the Lodge & Spa at Callaway Gardens," said Bob Morse, Noble's chief operating officer and a managing principal. "Noble and Marriott International enjoy a longstanding partnership and we are very proud that this renowned destination is now a part of the Autograph family of hotels and resorts."
"The Lodge & Spa at Callaway Garden's unique guest experience adds yet another dimension to this distinct group of hotels and resorts," said Kip Vreeland, vice president of Autograph Collection. "This stunning property, with its picturesque setting and unique meetings and conference offerings, is a wonderful complement to our growing collection of independent hotels and resorts."
With a mission to reconnect man with nature, the Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens is an amenity-rich, premier travel and meetings destination, offering 150 luxury guest rooms and suites and 22,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space. The vast relaxation, recreation and retreat options include championship golf, spa, tennis, boat and bicycle rental, nature trails and wildlife shows. Spa Prunifolia is the center of serenity at the Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens, offering thirteen treatment rooms and a full menu of tranquil spa indulgences surrounded and inspired by nature's splendor. A multitude of resort dining options showcase menus featuring sustainable grown and regionally produced food in keeping with the resort's ongoing commitment to conserve the environment.
For more information, visit www.callawaygardens.com or www.autographcollectionhotels.com
About Autograph Collection
Autograph Collection is an ensemble of high-personality and boldly independent hotels, each carefully selected for its distinctiveness, style and synchronicity with your unique travel interests. Together, the entire Autograph Collection takes the guesswork out of finding exceptional, distinctive non-chain hotels that are original as who you are and provides you with all the rewards and benefits of a world-class loyalty program. For more details, visit www.AutographCollectionHotels.com.
About Noble Investment Group
Founded in 1993, the Noble organization specializes in the lodging and hospitality real estate sector. Through its private equity real estate funds, Noble has invested more than $1.7 billion in hotels and resorts throughout the United States and the organization's current discretionary private equity fund represents $310 million of equity commitments. An award winning operator, Noble currently manages more than 10,000 hotel and resort guest rooms throughout the United States, most of which are affiliated with Marriott, Hyatt, Starwood, Hilton, and InterContinental Hotels Group. In addition, Noble operates convention and conference centers with more than one million square feet of meeting space, day and resort spas, upscale restaurants, and is a franchisee of Starbucks Coffee retail stores. For more information, please visit www.NobleInvestment.com.
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