Noble House Hotels & Resorts Names Lou Cirelli Director of Sales for Kona Kai Resort & Spa

USA, San Diego, California. March 07, 2018

Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd., a hotel ownership and management group with an upscale portfolio of 15 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning the U.S., today announced the appointment of Lou Cirelli as Director of Sales for Kona Kai Resort & Spa, the hotel group's legendary property located on the tip of Shelter Island in San Diego.  An award-winning Noble House veteran with a successful track record for increasing sales, Cirelli will leverage his extensive Southern California expertise to drive sales and boost visibility for the historic San Diego resort.

“We're delighted to bring one of our own over to the Kona Kai team,” said Founder & Chairman of Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Pat Colee.  “With his background and success at our Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa property, Lou has a deep understanding of this market and how to position our brands. He is uniquely suited to build upon the successful Kona Kai property and elevate the resort's visibility.”

Before joining Kona Kai Resort & Spa, Cirelli was National Sales Manager at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, a Noble House property on Mission Bay, where he was awarded 2017 Site Experience Sales Manager of the Year from the San Diego Tourism Authority. He developed comprehensive marketing strategies to drive sales, including the innovative “Site Experience” program that differentiated the resort from other San Diego properties; and partnerships with major third parties in the area to boost sales. During his tenure, he consistently exceeded sales goals and generated more than $10 million in revenue.

Prior to the Hilton San Diego, Cirelli served as Senior Sales Manager at Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, where he topped all sales goals, including double-digit increases in group bookings and group room revenue. Before Hilton, Cirelli launched his career at the Hyatt Regency Orange County where he consistently surpassed quarterly and yearly sales targets.

In his free time, Lou enjoys traveling to new places, exploring San Diego and spending time with family and friends.

This spring, Kona Kai Resort & Spa will launch a complete new expansion of the property featuring 41 new luxury suites, Marina View Lawn event space with views of the Kona Kai Marina, and the Paloma Lounge with a new adult-only pool and bar.  For more information on Kona Kai Resort & Spa, please visit or call 619.221.8000. 

About Kona Kai Resort & Spa

The recently expanded Kona Kai Resort & Spa, a Noble House Resort, is a legend reborn with fresh, California-contemporary island-inspired decor on the tip of San Diego's historic Shelter Island with amenities and experiences that embrace its unique location and historic past. With 170 guestrooms, Kona Kai Resort & Spa is intimate, yet all-encompassing with Vessel Restaurant, SpaTerra, the Kona Kai Marina, 55,000 square feet of versatile indoor and outdoor meetings and events space, and the famous Club of Clubs - the Kona Kai Club. Located just ten minutes away from the San Diego Airport and the historic downtown Gaslamp Quarter, Kona Kai Resort & Spa is a prime destination for locals and visitors alike with its close proximity to many famous San Diego attractions making it a perfect choice for families and couples looking for an easy, convenient getaway. For more information and reservations, please call 619.221.8000 or visit

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 15 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.  For more information, visit or call Noble House Hotels & Resorts at 877.NOBLE.TRIP.

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