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Kelly Fogarty Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing
of The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club, Los Angeles
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Redondo Beach, CA (July 20, 2005) – Noble House Hotels & Resorts has appointed Kelly Fogarty as director of sales & marketing of The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club, Los Angeles’ waterside hotel and marina.  In this role, Fogarty will be responsible for group business, developing marketing plans and increasing room sales. 

A longstanding resident of the Los Angeles area, Fogarty has over 20 years of sales and marketing background in the luxury hospitality market.  Most recently, Fogarty served as director of sales & marketing for the Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica, CA.  Prior to that, she also served in similar positions at the Hollywood Roosevelt, the Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills and the Mondrian in West Hollywood.  She opened the Hotel Nikko Beverly Hills and the St. James’s Club in West Hollywood and was part of the pre-opening team for Park Hyatt on Santa Monica Beach.  

“We are pleased to welcome Kelly to the team at The Portofino,” said Al Petrone, chief marketing officer of Noble House Hotels & Resorts.  “With a multi-million dollar transformation beginning this year, we are excited to have Kelly on board to promote these advancements.  Her strong Los Angeles connections and her reputation in the luxury market here is of special importance,” added Petrone.

The Portofino is scheduled to begin a $9 million transformation this fall, culminating in the summer of 2006. The renovation plans include all new bathrooms and the addition of plasma TVs in guestrooms, a revamping of the hotel’s exterior, an expansion of the outside pool area and brand new landscaping and docks.

The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club features 163 comfortable guestrooms with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and private marina, a relaxing living room lobby, outdoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool, complimentary beach cruiser bicycles, and a 24-hour fitness center. Enjoy a memorable dining experience at the hotel’s restaurant, Breakwater – Steak, Jazz & Seafood, an upscale steakhouse featuring quality surf-and-turf in an unforgettable setting with views of the Portofino Marina.  Meeting and event space at the resort is plentiful, offering ideal venues for business and social events.  The Portofino Hotel is conveniently located just six miles from Los Angeles International Airport, and close to Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club is located at 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. 

Noble House Hotels and Resorts is a privately held hotel management and development company based in Seattle, Washington.  The company owns and manages 12 boutique hotels and resorts located in seven states and spanning the four coastal corners of the U.S.  

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Contact:

Brad Packer
Noble House Hotels & Resorts
(305) 860-4385
bpacker@noblehousehotels.com
www.hotelportofino.com

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Also See: Noble House Hotels and Resorts Renovating The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club, Redondo Beach, CA / Dec 2002
Steven Boswell Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing, The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club, Redondo Beach, California / December 2003


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