Hotel ownership and management group Noble House Hotels & Resorts has acquired 50% ownership in The Marquesa Hotel, and the Café Marquesa, in Key West, Florida.

Carol Wightman, Erik deBoer and Derek deBoer, who have been the owners and operators for 35 years, will continue to own the rest of the interest in the hotel.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Marquesa Hotel is located near Duval Street.

The hotel is one mile from the Atlantic Ocean and comprises a complex of Victorian homes that span over two blocks of historic Old Town.

The hotel has 44 rooms, three swimming pools, interior gardens, and Café Marquesa – an 80-seat restaurant.

Noble House Hotels & Resorts CEO Jake Donoghue said: “We have long admired The Marquesa Hotel and Café Marquesa for their flawless reputation and impeccable guest experience. We are so proud to enter a partnership with owners Carol, Erik and Derek.

“The addition of The Marquesa Hotel to the Noble House Hotels & Resorts portfolio reinforces our commitment to growth with on-brand, award-winning properties. We are excited to welcome the employees of The Marquesa to the Noble House family.

“Equally as excited are the team members of Marquesa’s new sister properties located in the keys, Ocean Key Resort & Spa and Little Palm Island Resort & Spa. Adding our third Florida Keys property to the collection exhibits our passion and commitment to this beloved destination.”