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Sonesta Announces New General Manager at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

Monte Hansen will be joining Sonesta as General Manager of the 485-room Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston as the hotel begins operation today.  With over 15 years of experience in hospitality management, Hansen brings new leadership to the hotel team as the hotel transitions to Sonesta management. 

Hansen was most recently general manager at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, a Four Diamond full service convention center hotel.  His experience includes senior management roles for the Greenbrier, the Peabody Hotel Memphis and the Gold Strike Casino Resort. 

“Monte is the perfect general manager for this property, as he is familiar with four and five star hotel management and has experience overseeing large multi-purpose convention hotels,” said Sonesta President Stephanie Sonnabend. Sonnabend continued, “We envision the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston to be the market leader, especially for meetings and social functions in the Houston Galleria neighborhood.”
The 485-room Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston is AAA approved Four Diamond full service hotel located in the area of the Houston Galleria. The hotel offers 24-hour fitness center, roof top swimming pool, and 50,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel offers a spectacular location within walking distance of the Houston Galleria. The hotel is a convenient home from which to explore the nearby attractions, professional sporting events, and exciting dining and nightlife the city of Houston and the hotel’s uptown neighborhood has to offer.
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