Experiential Lodging Specialist
An architect by profession, Noelle built an unconventional career starting with architectural design and construction project management, later handling claims, risk management and arbitration cases for real estate projects in the Middle East. She earned a Masters in Engineering Management from the American University of Beirut and a certificate in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Harvard University. In 2017, Noelle graduated from INSEAD with an MBA and took on a role in luxury hotel development with a particular focus on the experiential lodging segment. During this time, she successfully signed 4 lodges in the UAE and then moved on to lead the hospitality and tourism practice at Grant Thornton UAE until mid 2021.