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Sonesta Collection Announces Continued Growth - 5 properties in 2011

With a number of hotels in its development pipeline, Sonesta remains committed to growing its collection of hotels worldwide. Initial growth in 2011 includes hotel openings in Bogota and Cartagena, Colombia and in Guayaquil, Ecuador during the first half of the year.  The new Sonesta Hotel Villavicencio, Colombia and Royal Sonesta Hotel & Casino Panama City are expected to open before the end of the year for a total of 750 new rooms this year. 

The Sonesta Hotel Bogota features 126 guest rooms, business class services and amenities and 2,600 square feet of function space.  It is located in the financial and shopping center of Metro 127, with the Unicentro Mall directly across the street.

The Sonesta Hotel Cartagena offers 118 guest rooms and 1,000 square feet of function space. The beach/pool area accommodates an additional 200 guests for weddings, cocktail parties and social events.  The hotel is only 20 minutes from the CCCI, the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center, and is managed by GHL, the same company that manages the hotel.

The newly opened 112 room Sonesta Hotel Guayaquil includes over 2,700 square feet of function space and several restaurant options.  This marks Sonesta’s first hotel in Ecuador.

Last year Sonesta added over 700 rooms to its inventory, with new hotels in Orlando, FL; Cusco, Peru; Barranquilla, Colombia; and Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

In 2009 Sonesta added 760 rooms to the collection, including new hotels in Valledupar, Colombia; Osorno, Concepción and Calama, Chile; and a new small cruiser on the Nile River. Additional room inventory was also added to existing hotels, including 118 rooms at Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor and 152 rooms at Sonesta Hotel, Tower & Casino Cairo. 

Sonesta Collection is a distinctive international collection of upscale hotels, resorts and cruise ships. Every property reflects the energy, style and spirit of its location. Locally-inspired and artfully-presented cuisine, luxurious accommodations and passionate personal service create an authentic and memorable guest experience. Discover the Sonesta Collection in Boston, New Orleans, Miami, St. Maarten (2), Brazil, Chile (3), Colombia (4), Ecuador, Peru (7), and Egypt (13). Opening soon in: Panama City, Panama; Villavicencio, Colombia; Miami, FL; and San Carlos, Mexico. Visit Sonesta.com, m.sonesta.com, or call 800.Sonesta (800.766.3782) in the U.S. and Canada for more information.
Discover Sonesta Hotels & Resorts in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Hilton Head Island, Houston, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Sint Maarten (2), Panama, Chile (3), Colombia (4), Ecuador, Peru (7), and Egypt (12). Sonesta ES Suites is an extended stay hotel brand managed by Sonesta found in Andover MA, Atlanta GA, Auburn Hills MI, Burlington MA, Charlotte NC, Columbia MD, Dublin OH, Flagstaff AZ, Houston TX, Orlando FL, Parsippany NJ, Princeton NJ, Malvern PA, Myrtle Beach SC, St. Louis MO, Schaumburg IL and Somerset NJ. For more about the Sonesta Collection, visit Sonesta.com or call +1.617.315.9100 or 800.Sonesta (800.766.3782) in the U.S. and Canada. For more about the Sonesta Collection, visit Sonesta.com or call +1.617.315.9100 or 800.Sonesta (800.766.3782) in the U.S. and Canada.

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