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LAPLAYA BEACH & GOLF RESORT ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTIVE CHEF CARLOS TORRES

NAPLES, Fla. – Nov. 12, 2013 – Noble House Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce the appointment of Carlos Torres as Executive Chef of LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort. A member of the Noble House family since 1999, Chef Torres joins the LaPlaya overall food and beverage team after working exclusively for LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort’s private members’ only club.

“We’re extremely excited to officially promote Chef Torres to Executive Chef of LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort,” said Ron Vuy, General Manager of LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort. “We’re thrilled to have a seasoned Noble House professional at the helm of LaPlaya’s food and beverage operations to continue to tradition of superior cuisine and excellent service.”

Chef Torres, a Detroit native, was introduced to the culinary world through working within his family’s restaurants. After almost six years at LaPlaya’s sister property, Little Palm Island, Chef Torres took over the LaPlaya Beach & Golf Club in 2005 at the age of 24. As the new executive chef, Chef Torres will oversee all food and beverage operations at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort - including the members’ club, Tiki Bar and banquet facilities. Of his long history and love of the hospitality industry, Chef Torres notes, “this isn’t a career – it’s a dream come true.”

The transition of Chef Torres to LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort means Chef Andy Hyde will be taking over the LaPlaya Beach & Golf Club. Before coming to La Playa Beach & Golf Club, Che Hyde was instrumental in the opening of Gordon Ramsey’s London Hotel, and also spent time in fine dining kitchens across the US and Europe including Bouchon, Alinea, SBE, and 3-Star Michelin recipient AQUA in Wolfsburg, Germany.

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort – part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection – is the only true beachfront, boutique resort on the Gulf Coast, just steps from check in to “checking out” on the private sandy beaches. With a coveted spot on the Condè Nast Traveler “Gold List” and the “Great
Hotels” ranking of Travel + Leisure, the stylishly simple escape features a sweeping private white beach with Beach Butlers, crisp blue cabanas along a cascading falls pool, David Leadbetter Golf Academy with a private 18-hole Cupp golf course, exotic SpaTerre and stunning sunsets. For more information on LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, call (800) 237-6883 or visit www.laplayaresort.com. Engage with the resort on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LaPlayaBeachResort or Twitter at @LaPlayaNaples.

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 America, 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 www.NobleHouseHotels.com.