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Noble House Hotels & Resorts Names Mary Jo "MJ" Baird as Catering and Sales
Manager of the River Terrace Inn and Restaurant Cuvée in Napa, California

NAPA, Calif. – Bringing a plethora of hospitality and customer service experience, Mary Jo “MJ’ Baird has been appointed as the new catering and sales manager of River Terrace Inn and Restaurant Cuvée, located in the heart of Downtown Napa. With perfect timing for the bustling holiday party planning and the upcoming 2012 wedding season, MJ has hit the ground running in her new position.

“Noble House and River Terrace Inn are pleased to have such a talented sales and catering manager on our team,” said Jeff Whitehead, River Terrace Inn general manager. “In her first few weeks, she is already impressing clients with her attention to detail and passion for creating the perfect event.”

With a family heritage of Spanish winemakers and armed with a certificate from the United States Sommelier Association, MJ is a natural fit for Wine Country. The California native’s past experience includes working as the wedding specialist for the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, catering manager for Marriott Laguna Cliffs Resort Dana Point and event manager for the San Diego Convention Center.

“My enjoyment comes from creating great memories for my clients,” says Mary Jo. “I love being an integral part of events and seeing happy brides, families and clients. The River Terrace Inn lends itself as the premier spot in Napa for any event due to its spectacular river views and elegant outdoor spaces.”

Set in the heart of the Napa Valley Wine Country, River Terrace Inn is an enchanting blend of modern elegance, laid-back California charm, and the energy of the recently revitalized downtown Napa, California. This pristine riverfront setting is only steps away from the starting point of the famous Wine Train, Oxbow Public Market and eclectic downtown art galleries. By day, visitors explore wine country’s radiant vineyards, charming tasting rooms and fresh produce farms all set among lush, rolling hills. By night, a foodie explosion comes alive in downtown Napa, particularly at Restaurant Cuvée adjacent to River Terrace Inn, featuring high country cuisine fused with a cool casual setting.

For more information, call River Terrace Inn at (707) 320-9000 or at

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 America, including the newly refurbished Riviera Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys, The Edgewater in Seattle, Wash. and Hotel Viking in Newport, R.I. For more information or to book reservations, visit

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