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Noble House Hotels & Resorts Names Luis Pous as
Corporate Chef Overseeing all Culinary Operations

Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. (NHHR) – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts – announces the promotion of Luis Pous to Corporate Chef. In this newly created role, Pous will oversee Noble House culinary operations and play a pivotal role in all restaurant concept decisions. Previously, Pous acted as the regional chef at the collection’s Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Ocean Key Resort, LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort and Gateway Canyons.

“I am honored to support the Noble House brand with this new role, as I continue to be inspired everyday to create and bring something new to the table,” said Pous. “Noble House places a heavy emphasis upon improving their culinary offerings, resulting in greater recognition throughout the hospitality industry.”

For more than five years, Cuban-born Luis Pous has been the Executive Chef of one of South Florida’s most sought after dining destinations, The Dining Room at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa. In this short time, Chef Pous secured the restaurant’s No. 3 ranking in the country in Zagat, and No. 1 in Florida for hotel restaurants.

Prior to joining Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd., in 2006, Chef Pous manned award-winning kitchens for nearly two decades, including the Mandarin Oriental, Miami; Turnberry Isle in Aventura, FL; and Hotel Plaza Athenee in New York City. A resident of the world, Pous started his impressive career with training at the National School of Culinary Arts in Cuba.

“Noble House is extremely proud to promote Luis to this newly-formed position,” said Mike Benecke, Noble House president. “In creating this position, Luis is challenged to add a new level of quality to the brand’s already highly-acclaimed caliber of food and service guests receive.”

The Noble House Hotels & Resorts brand is driven by a customer service orientation, in which leaders listen to and understand both internal and external customers. The brand strives to anticipate needs, give high priority to customer satisfaction and pay attention to the feelings and needs of others, insisting on the utmost integrity.

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 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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