Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

Noble Investment Group Opens The Stateview, an Autograph Collection Hotel, on North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus

RALEIGH, NC. October 12, 2017 – Noble Investment Group has opened the StateView Hotel in the heart of North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus. The hotel provides an innovative, vibrant guest experience driven by state-of-the-art technology, interactive spaces and the spirit of the N.C. State Wolfpack. The hotel’s university roots evoke both a sense of honoring the past and a collaborative, advanced look toward the future. Located on the serene setting of the shores of Lake Raleigh, the StateView provides an unmatched outdoor experience surrounded by a protected forest and walking trails, combining to create a guest experience unlike anything else in Raleigh.

“We’ve always had a vision. This hotel project has been part of that vision since the beginning,” said NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson. “It’s a critical piece for creating a campus that really embodies creating a place where people live, work and play, where they do research and where they collaborate.”

The ground-breaking hotel features 164 guestrooms and suites, a fully equipped business center, upscale health and fitness and more than 10,000 square feet of high-tech meeting and function space. The hotel showcases an inventive chef-driven bar and dining experience, Flask & Beaker, which highlights modern American gastro pub dishes using locally-grown ingredients and regional recipes.

“The StateView is a vital component in the rapidly expanding Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University. At completion, the campus will house 9 million square feet of world-class commercial, residential, laboratory and research facilities. Conceived in tandem with the senior leadership at North Carolina State University, the StateView was intentionally designed to service the needs of major companies, research entities, students and faculty that call the Centennial Campus and its surrounding communities home," said Noble chief executive officer, Mit Shah.

The StateView opens its doors as part of the Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels. Located in some of the most remarkable destinations around the world, Autograph Collection Hotels takes the guesswork out of finding exceptional non-chain hotels that are as original as its guests, all while providing the rewards and benefits of Marriott’s world-class loyalty program.

“The StateView will provide guests with one-of-a-kind experiences inspired by the spirit of the N.C. State Wolfpack,” said Dale Bullock, general manager of the StateView Hotel. “The hotel features superior design, intimate guest rooms and collaborative meeting spaces intentionally planned for the modern traveler and our local community. We are excited to share all we have to offer – one thing is for sure, it’s exactly like nothing else!”

The StateView has achieved LEED Silver certification and is committed to energy conservation, sustainability and bio-technological advances. The hotel is located at 2540 Alumni Drive on N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus immediately adjacent to the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center, across from the Arnold Palmer-designed Lonnie Pool Golf Course and minutes from the heart of Downtown Raleigh. To learn more or book your next visit or event, please contact the hotel at www.StateViewHotel.com or at (919) 888-0574.

About Autograph Collection Hotels

Autograph Collection Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., celebrates individuality by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at more than 110 luxury lifestyle hotels in nearly 30 countries and territories, among the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, Autograph Collection properties are hand selected for their rich character and uncommon details. A personal realization of an individual founder’s vision, these hotels are defined by unique design, differentiated guest experiences and their meaningful role in locality. Autograph Collection Hotels is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information, please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore our social media channels on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to learn more about championing the independent spirit that is #ExactlyLikeNothingElse.

About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,200 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 125 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

About Noble Investment Group

Since 1993, Noble has specialized in making value-added, opportunistic and income investments in upscale select service and extended-stay hotels affiliated with Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton and Intercontinental. Through its private equity real estate funds, Noble has invested more than $3 billion in communities throughout the United States, creating thousands of jobs. As a fiduciary to state pensions, university endowments and foundations, Noble’s endeavors help preserve and grow its limited partners’ capital which provides retirement benefits for millions of the country’s teachers, policemen and firefighters, as well as financial resources for students to attend college. For more information, visit www.nobleinvestment.com.

Contact:
Sarah Cronin
scronin@boltpr.com
(919) 594-2604

Scarlett Reveron
scarlett.reveron@nobleinvestment.com
(404) 682-1906

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