Noble House Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of Patricia Handjaja to Chief Financial Officer. In this new position, Handjaja will be responsible for managing financial risks, analyzing data, and supervising the finance unit for Noble House Resorts & Hotels, while also providing support and leadership as Noble House continues to expand.
"Patricia's expertise and knowledge in not only finance but also in Noble House Hotels & Resorts itself is a huge asset," said Mike Benecke, president of Noble House Hotels & Resorts. "She brings to our team strong leadership and experience. It was important to bring on an executive of her caliber, specifically given our ambitious growth strategy."
With more than 13 years of experience at Noble House, Handjaja has achieved great success as an established leader in the industry, gaining a strong sense of effective finance and accounting knowledge by driving efficiency and productivity through evaluation of management systems, implementing process improvements, and delivering and executing complex projects in a fast-paced environment. Handjaja gained her hotel and resort knowledge starting as a corporate accountant for Noble House in 2001. From there, she went on to hold titles including director of finance and accounting, and VP of finance, accounting and tax. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in chemical engineering from the University of Washington where she also became a certified program accountant and later went on to become a certified hospitality account executive.
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.
Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd., has been a privately held company for more than 30 years, originally founded in 1979 by owner Patrick R. Colee as a commercial property development group. Officially transitioned in 1994, this Seattle, Wash. based corporation owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 18 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning the four coastal corners of America with the newly refurbished Kona Kai Resort & Marina and Riviera Palm Springs in Calif., Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys, and The Edgewater in Seattle, Wash., and recently entered the international segment with the May 2014 acquisition of Belize Ocean Club & Resort, located on Maya Beach, Placencia, Belize.
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