Appointments & Promotions

Noble House Hotels & Resorts Names Matt White as Director of Sales for Jackson Hole's Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa and Hotel Terra Jackson Hole

JACKSON HOLE, WY. July 26, 2017 – Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa and Hotel Terra Jackson Hole, managed by Noble House Hotels & Resorts in the heart of Jackson Hole’s Teton Village, are pleased to announce the appointment of Matt White as director of sales. In this role, White will oversee all sales strategies including developing the annual sales budget, showcasing meetings in the mountains to corporate meeting planners as well as continuing to grow Spur Catering and developing value-season programs for groups.

“Matt joins our team with extensive knowledge of the industry and a stellar track record of implementing successful sales programs,” said Founder & Chairman of Noble House Hotels & Resorts Pat Colee. “We look forward to Matt offering his insight and experience to further elevate the sales strategy of both our Jackson Hole hotel properties.” 



With over 10 years of experience, White has held various sales and marketing roles with luxury brands, such as Hyatt Hotels, Preferred Real Estate, and Vail Resorts, Inc. He previously held the position of sales manager at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, where he was a member of Hyatt Hotel’s “sales team of the year.” During his time at Snake River Lodge & Spa as sales manager from 2008 to 2012, White was awarded “manager of the quarter” while exceeding 2009, 2010, and 2011 annual room night and revenue sales goals. Most recently, he was director of sales at The Wort Hotel in Jackson, Wyoming where he directed onsite group sales, catering, and marketing efforts, exceeding 2012-2015 group sales revenue goals. 



“The mission of my work is to provide lifelong memories to guests, which I find extremely enjoyable and rewarding,” said White. “I have had an interest in Wyoming since my teenage years; the rural open spaces, big ski, clean air, and mountains drew me in. Working in hospitality tourism allows me the opportunity to share this special place with others.”

A graduate of Valparaiso University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications/Public Relations and Saint Xavier University with a master’s in business administration, White spends his free time as an adjunct instructor at Central Wyoming College, teaching hospitality sales and marketing. White is additionally a member of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce’s Destination Sales and Marketing Committee.

About Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa

Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, a Noble House hotel, is a luxurious, slopeside Alpine mountain haven and quintessential ski lodge epitomizing the classic Western spirit of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. A year-round basecamp for outdoor adventures, the lodge is located at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the most easily accessible, winter destination in the U.S. with direct flights from 13 major U.S. airports. Serving as the gateway to two of America’s most celebrated national parks -- Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park -- Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa enjoys an ideal location to explore renowned mountain escapes. www.tetonlodge.com

About Hotel Terra Jackson Hole

With an ideal slopeside location in the heart of Teton Village and just one mile away from Grand Teton National Park, Hotel Terra Jackson Hole is the perfect setting for skiing Jackson Hole’s famed terrain and exploring the nearby national parks. Hotel Terra offers boutique luxury accommodations with 132 rooms and suites, 4,500 square feet of meeting and event space, an outdoor infinity pool overlooking the Village, and rooftop spa and hot tub with breathtaking views, as well as gourmet dining. As Wyoming’s first LEED Silver-certified property, Hotel Terra is committed to creating a luxury experience within an eco-friendly environment. www.hotelterrajacksonhole.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.

Contact:
Molly Leibowitz, Morgan Moore, Evan Nicholson, Lesley Duckworth, or Paige Siegall
JacksonHolePR@GlodowNead.com
(415) 394-6500

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