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NOBLE HOUSE HOTELS & RESORTS ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF THE NAPA VALLEY WINE TRAIN

SEATTLE (September 15, 2015) – Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts – has entered into a partnership with Brooks Street, a California-based real estate development and investment company, for the purchase of the historic and iconic Napa Valley Wine Train. The purchase deepens Noble House’s roots in Northern California, expanding its portfolio to include attractions in the destinations its hotels call home. Traveling on the original rail line built in 1864, the Napa Valley Wine Train offers a 36-mile round-trip journey from Napa to St. Helena through beautiful Wine Country vineyards and past famous and historic wineries. Onboard, guests experience one of Napa’s most distinctive fine-dining restaurants, enjoying multiple course meals while traveling in a museum-quality antique train.

Noble House enjoys long-standing ties to the region, including ownership and management of River Terrace Inn, one of Noble House’s 18 boutique properties and located in the heart of Napa Valley Wine Country. The family-owned company seeks to preserve the legacy of the Wine Train, while enhancing the memorable experience that revives a bygone era of luxury train travel.

“Noble House is truly honored to carry on the tradition of the Wine Train started by Vincent Michael DeDomenico, and we’re committed to maintaining the character and charm of the attraction while enhancing its operations,” said Pat Colee, Noble House founder and chairman of the board. “As Noble House continues to expand our Northern California offerings, the Napa Valley Wine Train is the perfect addition to showcase our multifaceted service culture.”

With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts exemplifies individuality. With 18 distinct and visually captivating properties, Noble House dedicates itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that contribute to their communities, staying true to local history, culture and ambiance. For more information, call Noble House Hotels & Resorts at 877.NOBLE.TRIP or visit www.NobleHouseHotels.com

About 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 the U.S. From luxury resorts in Seattle, Wash. to Jackson Hole, Wyo. and the Florida Keys, each property maximizes and showcases its physical setting. Noble House is continuously growing, operating 45 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.

About the Napa Valley Wine Train
One of the few active historic passenger railroads in the United States, the Napa Valley Wine Train offers an engaging and memorable experience that echoes the glory days of train travel, with fine dining service, multi-course meals cooked to order, Napa Valley scenery and ultimate relaxation aboard exquisitely restored antique rail cars. The Napa Valley Wine Train features vintage Pullman rail cars faithfully restored with Honduran mahogany paneling, brass accents, etched glass partitions and luxurious armchairs that evoke the spirit of luxury rail travel at the beginning of the 20th century. Conveniently located in downtown Napa and easily accessible, the Napa Valley Wine Train offers car-free transportation options that bring guests to Napa Valley without having to drive.

About Brooks Street
Brooks Street (www.brooks-street.com) is a California-based real estate development and investment company with offices in Northern and Southern California. The company specializes in seeking out unique opportunities in premier locations where creativity and repurposing creates value in local communities.