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New boss for Noble House

Don Dennis has been appointed general manager of University Tower Hotel, the company’s latest addition to its collection of 12 U.S. boutique hotels and resorts

Karl Kruger, general manager of The Edgewater, Noble House Hotels & Resorts’ other
Seattle hotel, has been named managing director-Seattle, looking after both The
Edgewater and University Tower Hotel.

“Don has proven himself as a great leader in Noble House and we’re excited to give
him a property of his own to bring to the next level,” said Bob Foster, president of
Noble House Hotels & Resorts.  “Karl’s success speaks for itself and his increased
responsibility reflects our faith in his leadership,” added Foster.

Don Dennis assumes his duties as general manager immediately, overseeing all
day-to-day activities of the hotel.  Since joining Noble House in 2002, Dennis has
served as director of rooms at Hotel Viking in Newport, RI and as interim general
manager of The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club in Redondo Beach, CA. 

Previous to
joining Noble House, Dennis’ hospitality experience includes serving as front office
manager of Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa in Farmington, PA; and at the Doubletree
Hotel and Barton Creek Conference Resort, both in Austin, TX.


Dennis graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Business
Administration in Finance, and lives in Seattle, WA with his partner Clark.

Karl Kruger assumes his additional responsibilities as managing director for Noble
House’s two Seattle hotels immediately.  Kruger has over 25 years of hospitality
experience, the past three with Noble House as general manager of The Edgewater.
Previous to joining Noble House, Kruger served in various executive positions with
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.

Kruger received his Bachelor of Arts in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional
Management from Michigan State University, MBA from Rockhurst University in Kansas
City and lives in Seattle with his wife of 25 years Nandy Kruger.  He currently
serves as president of the Seattle Hotel Association.