Jake Donoghue, CEO, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, a family-owned, boutique hotel brand with a collection of 25 properties, has retired. Jamie Colee will assume the role of CEO and Janette Ament, with a Noble House tenure of 35 years, has been named CFO.
Donoghue has been with the company since its inception in 1981 and has worked alongside Pat Colee, Noble House chairman/founder, to help assemble a portfolio of hotels across North America. Donoghue will have a position on the company’s board of directors.
“We continue to face some challenging times for our industry but also a period of exciting growth and development at Noble House Hotels & Resorts,” Donoghue said. “I am confident that both Jamie and Janette will continue to do great things and lead this company to new heights in their respective roles.”
Previously serving as president of development, Colee began his Noble House career in 1993. His 30 years of hospitality and company experience has provided him with a myriad of positions and responsibilities across the Noble House enterprise from high-level strategy for hotel operations and prospective investment analysis to oversight of all capital spending and renovations. Most notably, he led the rebuilding efforts of Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys after the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma. As CEO, he will lead the executive team’s efforts to set the brand’s vision, reinforce company culture, drive profitability, manage the organizational structure and ensure the mission of Noble House is executed to the highest standards, according to the company.
“Starting off my career within the business my family began over 40 years ago and now assuming the CEO title is an incredible honor, and one that I don’t take lightly,” said Colee. “I look forward to working toward the continued success of the brand alongside a talented team of professionals that keep Noble House at the forefront of the hospitality space.”
With more than 35 years of experience operating and developing hotels, Ament is an expert in the field of accounting. In her new role, she is responsible for corporate finance, oversight of lender and treasury management, strategic planning and operations, corporate tax and hotel financial reporting. Her hotel experience includes corporate accounting, hotel accounting and operations management, development accounting and risk management.
“After an incredible number of years working with Noble House Hotels & Resorts, I am honored and grateful to move into the CFO position,” she said. “I look forward to working alongside our visionary leadership team to accomplish our financial goals and continue the growth of our existing portfolio.”