As the owner, founder and chairman of the board of Noble House, Pat Colee is responsible for the direction and philosophy of the company and is personally involved in the development, design and overall direction of each hotel. Colee has always had a fascination with culture and the distinctive blend of people, history, art, music, architecture, design and community that collectively defines a region. With a combination of these essential elements and three decades of experience as a hospitality executive and real estate developer, Colee created and continues to direct Noble House Hotels & Resorts. In 1976, he co-founded Pacific Seaboard Group in Seattle, developing over one million square feet of office and hotel space. Since then, Colee has been involved with every aspect of the real estate industry, holding executive positions with Westgroup Partners (which he founded), C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, Maguire Thomas Partners, and Gerald Hines Interests. A native of Los Angeles, Colee holds a BA from the University of Southern California.
Now the chief executive officer of Noble House, Donoghue has steadily climbed the ranks since he joined the company’s Commercial Division in 1981 to coordinate all property management, marketing and construction, including supervision of over 2.5 million square feet of office buildings, hotels and facilities. In his current position, Donoghue is responsible for the overall executive management of Noble House, and construction for Noble House's Commercial Division, including supervision of over 2,500,000 square feet of office buildings, hotels and parking facilities throughout California, Seattle, Austin, Dallas, and Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington.
Michael Benecke has been with Noble House for the past twenty-three years, and has been a member of the Board of Directors for the past decade. Previously Noble House's Chief Financial Officer, Benecke is now charged with overseeing the direct management of all hotel operations, including marketing, sales, revenue management, food and beverage, human resources, retail and spa services. Prior to joining Noble House, he worked for Sheraton Corp. as an accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University.
Currently President of Development, James Colee began his career at Noble House Hotels & Resorts as an intern in 1993. Since then, James has worked his way through various development related positions over the years, with responsibilities such as analyzing prospective investments, project management and oversight, co-founding Noble House Purchasing, and managing property insurance claim losses, to name a few. In his current position, he is responsible for formulating and regulating all of the company's capital spending in addition to the oversight of all construction; from initial due diligence to design coordination and permitting through construction to final occupancy and turnover to the hotel operations team. Furthermore, he oversees the purchasing and design operations for Noble House Purchasing. He holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
As Noble House's vice president/general counsel, Mr. Dyer is the chief legal officer in charge of corporate governance and regulatory compliance, real estate transactions and financial relations. A member of the Noble House team since 1995, he also plays an important role in the company's key operational decisions. With extensive experience in all aspects of luxury hotel ownership and management as well as real estate development and legal issues, Dyer was a criminal prosecutor for the State of Illinois prior to entering private practice. He received Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois.
As Creative Director of Noble House for six years, Scott works across several departments to ensure the brand maintains a consistent message throughout. As part of the Development team, Scott manages architectural and interior design for each property and outlet. He also works alongside the Sales and Marketing team, co-managing the development of creative material for the company. The Retail department falls under his responsibility as well, to round and complete the look and feel of the guest experience. Mr. Colee earned a Bachelor of Science in business from Skidmore College in New York.