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Julie Branstrom Named As Director Of Sales And Marketing To Gateway Canyons Resort

SEATTLE, Wash. – Feb. 9, 2015 – Noble House Hotels & Resorts – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts – proudly announces the appointment of Julie Branstrom as Director of Sales and Marketing to Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, located in the majestic red rock canyons of western Colorado. In this role, Branstrom will work to solidify the position of the resort through developing and executing strategies that foster marketing efforts, as well as drive sales and brand awareness for the multi-faceted resort.

“We’re excited to welcome Julie to the team. We are confident that she will significantly contribute to the escalating growth of Gateway Canyons as our new director of sales and marketing,” says Rudy Sharp, Vice President and Managing Director of Gateway Canyons Resort. “Her valuable experience in the resort and hospitality industry, including multi-property environments, and record of accomplishments make her ideal for this position.” Prior to joining the Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa team, Branstrom served as the executive director of sales & travel agencies at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa. Bringing a distinguished background to the position and a proven history to successfully increase revenue and sales across targeted markets, Branstrom has focused on sales and marketing within the hospitality sector, boasting executive roles at The Summit Group and Vail Resorts. Throughout her 20 years in the industry, she has spent her career in a progression of sales and leadership positions including regional sales director at Sage Hospitality, where she managed and directed 15 sales teams across the country for a group of hotels and worked as a corporate meeting planner for Chrysler, responsible for the production and implementation of more than 150 meetings for executive divisions within the company.

Created by John Hendricks, Founder and Former Chairman of the Discovery Channel and Discovery Communications, Gateway Canyons Resort is dedicated to nurturing guests’ minds and spirits through lifelong learning programs and adventures within an inspiring natural environment. Gateway Canyons Resort is an independently-owned destination resort property managed by Noble House Hotels & Resorts.

With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts reflects the importance 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.

Noble House Hotels & Resorts
Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd., has been a privately held company for more than 30 years, originally founded in 1979 by owner Patrick R. Colee. This Seattle, Wash. based corporation owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 17 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning the four coastal corners of America with the newly refurbished Kona Kai Resort & Marina and Riviera Palm Springs in Calif., Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys, and The Edgewater in Seattle, Wash., and recently entered the international segment with the May 2014 acquisition of Belize Ocean Club & Resort, located on Maya Beach, Placencia, Belize. With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts exemplifies individuality, dedicating itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that contribute to their communities, stay true to local history, culture and ambiance. For more information, visit or call Noble House Hotels & Resorts at 877.NOBLE.TRIP.