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Michael D. Allen Appointed General Manager of 
The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa, 
Coconut Grove, Florida

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COCONUT GROVE, FL (July 27, 2005) – Noble House Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Michael D. Allen to general manager of The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa, the luxury boutique hotel on Biscayne Bay, set in the heart of Coconut Grove.  In his new position, Mr. Allen will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management and operations at the 49-room property, inclusive of its restaurant, spa and club.

Mr. Allen has held executive level positions within the hospitality industry for more than 20 years.  Most recently, he served as the general manager of Nantucket Island Resorts in Nantucket, Massachusetts.  While there, Mr. Allen oversaw four boutique resorts as well as their residential rental home components, including The White Elephant, Harbor House Village, The Wharf Cottages and the Harbor View Inn.  Prior to that, Mr. Allen held various operational roles within Interstate Hotels Corporation and the Marriott Corporation.  Additionally, he has experience working with private club memberships at the Sawgrass Resort.

“Michael’s vast experience in and knowledge of the boutique and luxury resort experience is of great benefit to The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa,” said Marc Pujalet, president of Noble House Hotels & Resorts.  “Michael and his team will ensure an extraordinary guest experience, while continuing to position the property as one of the premier boutique hotel destinations in South Florida,” added Pujalet.

Mr. Allen holds a B.S. in business from the University of Massachusetts and has an A.A.S. in travel and tourism administration from Adirondack Community College.

Nestled along the shores of Biscayne Bay, the private, gated The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa offers the safety and security of an exclusive island set amidst the backdrop of Miami’s Coconut Grove.  The Grove offers 49 guestrooms, each with a private terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay or the Grove Isle Marina.  The Grove is home to the first Baleen restaurant, which offers spectacular waterfront dining, and the new 6,000 square foot SpaTerre.  The Grove offers plentiful indoor and outdoor function space for meetings and social events, a swimming pool overlooking the Bay, 12 Har-Tru clay tennis courts and an 85-slipmarina. 

The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa is located at Four Grove Isle, Coconut Grove, FL 33133. 

Noble House Hotels & Resorts is a privately held real estate 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.  Founded in 1980, the Noble House collection includes such renowned properties as The Adolphus in Dallas, Texas; Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys and The Edgewater in Seattle, Washington. 

Contact:

Brad Packer
Noble House Hotels & Resorts
(305) 860-4385

bpacker@noblehousehotels.com
 www.noblehousehotels.com
Also See: Raluca Leibowitz Named General Manager and Cliff Brutus Director of Sales & Marketing of Grove Isle Resort & Club in Coconut Grove, Florida / April 2004
Emmanuel Gardinier Named General Manager of Little Palm Island Resort & Spa / May 2005

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