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Sonesta ES Suites Announces Regional Directors of Operations

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation has named three regional directors of operations for the Sonesta ES Suites brand.  Each will manage and provide leadership for a region of the new extended stay brand recently introduced by Sonesta.

Jim Tourtillotte will direct the Northeast Region, including Sonesta ES Suites in Andover and Burlington, MA; Somerset, Princeton and Parsippany, NJ; Malvern, PA; and Columbia, MD.  Jim is based in Hartford, CT.  Previously, Jim was NE Regional Director for Homewood Suites by Hilton. 

Liz Hall will lead the Leisure Region including the Sonesta ES Suites in Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Myrtle Beach, SC and Flagstaff, AZ.  Liz is based in Orlando and was previously the Sonesta ES Suites Orlando’s general manager. 

Jim Oberliesen will oversee the Midwest Region, including Sonesta ES Suites in Dublin, OH; St. Louis, MO; Schaumburg, IL; Auburn Hills, MI and Houston, TX. Jim is based in Detroit, and joins Sonesta from Island Hospitality where he oversaw a collection of Residence Inn by Marriott hotels. 

“Our Regional Directors of Operations will be instrumental as we continue to create the infrastructure for the Sonesta ES Suites brand,” said Mike Wohl, VP Operations for Sonesta ES Suites.  He continued, “Each RDO will lead a regional team that will include Sales, Revenue Management and Marketing, in addition to working with our Sonesta core services group to ensure the success of the individual properties inside their regional portfolio.”
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