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Noble House Hotels & Resorts Names Sonya Thayer As Director Of Accounts To Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa

SEATTLE, Wash. – Dec. 8, 2015 – Noble House Hotels & Resorts – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts – is pleased to announce the appointment of Sonya Thayer as Director of Accounts to Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, located in the majestic red rock canyons of western Colorado. Bringing more than 16 years of hospitality sales experience to the position, Thayer will be instrumental in engineering the resort’s growth, leading the exploration of new management and acquisition opportunities, as well as establishing and developing the brand’s continuous expansion.

“Sonya has a firm grasp on identifying, targeting and soliciting business across various markets and incomparable experience in maximizing revenues,” says Michael Macleod, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Her passionate, results-driven approach will be a strong addition to our team, and we’re thrilled to welcome her aboard.” Over the span of her career, Thayer has successfully proven her ability to surpass revenue goals and grow internal and external client relationships. Prior to joining Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Thayer served as account director at Starwood Hotels & Resorts of Maui, Lahaina, Hawaii since 2012 and was accountable for exceeding revenue goals for three oceanfront properties: The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas and Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa – achieving 131 percent of a $4.8 million revenue goal in 2014. In 2008, Thayer served as senior sales manager at The St. Regis Aspen in Colorado where she was ranked a Top 5 Producer within the West Coast Region for Starwood Hotels & Resorts by achieving 125 percent of a $1.5 million revenue goal. Thayer cultivated her skills in other notable positions, including senior sales manager of The Ritz-Carlton in Avon, Colorado, The Ritz-Carlton in Maui and The Westin Maui, as well as national sales manager for both The Princeville Resort in Kauai, Hawaii and The St. Regis Aspen in Colorado.

Created by John Hendricks, Founder and Former Chairman of the Discovery Channel and Discovery Communications, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa is dedicated to nurturing guests’ minds and spirits through lifelong learning programs and adventures within an inspiring natural environment. Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa 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
A privately held company for more than 30 years, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. was founded in 1979 by owner Patrick R. Colee as a commercial property development group, transitioning in 1994 to a hotel ownership management company. Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., the corporation owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 18 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning across the U.S. From luxury resorts in San Diego, Calif. and Seattle, Wash. to Jackson Hole, Wyo. and the Florida Keys, each property maximizes and showcases its physical setting. Noble House is continuously growing, operating more than 40 hotel restaurants, bars and lounges, showcasing local culture and inspiration from local surroundings. 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, staying true to local history, culture and ambiance. For more information, visit or call Noble House Hotels & Resorts at 877.NOBLE.TRIP.