SEATTLE-Noble House Hotels and Resorts has selected a new president.

Bill Smith comes to Noble House from Silversea Cruises where he held the position of president and chief operating officer for the last six and a half years. Smith joined Silversea in 1995 during its developmental stages and guided the company on a course of expansion. Under his direction the company grew from a two- to four-ship fleet, and garnered an unprecedented six consecutive “World’s Best Awards” from Conde Nast Traveler, including two times being named the numberone travel experience among the world’s Top 100.

“We are thrilled to have someone so universally well regarded in travel joining our team. Bill’s vision, industry leadership and experience in luxury travel will be a critical element in the continued expansion and development of Noble House properties,” says Pat Colee, Noble House chairman.

Smith’s more than 20 years experience in the travel industry includes executive positions at Costa, Commodore, Princess and Sitmar cruise lines. He has also held senior sales and marketing positions for Eastern and Braniff airlines.

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