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Noble House Hotels & Resorts Names Ken Stone as General Manager
of Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa in Gateway, Colorado

SEATTLE, Wash. – Sept. 12, 2011 – Noble House Hotels & Resorts proudly announces the appointment of Ken Stone as General Manager of Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa. Stone will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Gateway Canyons, located southwest of Grand Junction in Gateway, Colorado.

Boasting more than 20 years of experience in resort operations and management, with a background in integrated marketing for a wide range of products and services, Stone most recently held the position of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Previously, Stone held the position of Senior Vice President for Telluride Ski & Golf Resort, where he was responsible for all commercial operations. Stone entered the hospitality field as Vice President of Durango Ski Corporation in Durango, Colorado, followed by a position as Director of Sales & Marketing for Sheraton Tamarron Resort, also located in Durango, then held a similar position at The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa in Telluride, Colorado.

Over the past 20 years, Stone developed a sense of dedication to hospitality, as well as to the promotion of growth and development for fellow employees and associates. “Noble House is thrilled to welcome Ken Stone on as General Manager of Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa,” Mike Benecke, President for Noble House, said. “Ken’s ambition, combined with his proven track record, will continue to push guest satisfaction to new heights with superior quality service.”

Gateway Canyons Resort was developed by John Hendricks, founder and chairman of Discovery Communications, the world’s number one nonfiction media company, dedicated to satisfying curiosity through more than 130 worldwide television networks, including Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet, in addition to being a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, as well as owning and operating a diversified portfolio of digital media services.

With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts reflects the appearance of individuality.  Identifying each property for its culture and appeal, Noble House is unwavering in its dedication to create and manage unique, quality properties that reflect and make profound contributions to their communities, staying true to the local history, culture and ambiance that defines each region.

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About Noble House Hotels & Resorts
Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. is a privately held hotel ownership and management company in business for more than 30 years.  Founded in 1979 by Patrick R. Colee, Noble House began as a commercial property development group, but for the last 25 years, the company has concentrated exclusively on hotel ownership and management. The Seattle, Washington based company owns and manages boutique hotels and resorts spanning the four coastal corners of the U.S., including the newly refurbished Riviera Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys, The Edgewater in Seattle, Washington and Hotel Viking in Newport, R.I.  For more information or to book reservations, visit

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