Press Kit Materials
Bob Haislip was introduced as General Manager in December, 2013. Previously he was the hotel's Director of Operations, a position he held from the conversion of the hotel in May, 2012. Haislip offers over 30 years of management experience to his new role.
Haislip previously served as director of operations at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA, a 500-acre AAA Four Diamond full service resort, spa, golf club and conference center. His experience includes senior managment roles with Marriott, Omni, Hilton and JQH hotels with property experience at Marriot Marquis NYC, Chateau on the Lake in Branson, and locally with Omni Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Jim Coffey was introduced as Director of Sales & Marketing at the 195-room Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore in September, 2012. With over 14 years of experience in hospitality management, Coffey brings new leadership to the hotel’s sales and marketing team.
Coffey was most recently director of sales and marketing at the Dolce Atlanta Peachtree, but his experience includes similar roles at the Hilton Birmingham and with Noble Investment Group. He was national sales manager with Ritz Carlton Hotels of Atlanta, and held various sales positions with Marriott. He is a member of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).
Chef Rosado was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico with a strong familial connection and a childhood of valuable experiences with the foundation of food being at the centerpiece of events; Chef Rosado was excited to start a career in food and beverage. Currently, Chef Rosado has been the Executive Chef for the Harbor Court Hotel for 3 years. Previous to his joining the Sonesta Collection, he started his career with passion for culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University. Upon graduation from JWU, he dedicated his time to cultivate his style and view point with InterContinental Hotels from 2001 through 2012 including the InterContinental Boston to open Miel Restaurant.
Based on his earned level of culinary talent and leadership, Chef Rosado relocated to Baltimore to become the Executive Chef at what was then the InterContinental Harbor Court. Chef Rosado has enhanced his knowledge and skill set by becoming a certified in-house organic bee keeper, as well as implementing a productive herb and vegetable garden on the roof top terrace of the hotel which is utilized daily and for VIP events.
The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court will consider requests from media to visit the property located at Baltimore's scenic Inner Harbor. Media visits will be based on availability and evaluation of the assignment. Qualified freelance writers and bloggers must present an official letter of assignment from a recognized and reputable media organization to be considered.
Please contact Phil Werz at 410.397.9748 to discuss potential dates, story angles and your proposed outlets. Thank you for your interest in the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore!