Royal Sonesta Boston

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Management Profile

Profile of Key Hotel Management Executives

Michael Medeiros
General Manager
Michael Medeiros was named General Manager at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston in November 2010. In this role, he oversees all operations of the 400 room hotel and leads the executive committee, which plans and guides all present and future hotel initiatives including the recently completed $6 million rooms renovation.

Mr. Medeiros has been with Sonesta for over 18 years. Prior to accepting this position, he was Director of Operations at the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans. During his tenure with Sonesta, he was Director of Food & Beverage at Sonesta hotels in New Orleans and Miami and Director of Conference Management at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston. Mr. Medeiros successfully completed Sonesta’s fast-track management program.


Bruce Skidmore
Director of Sales & Marketing
Bruce Skidmore joined the hotel as Director of Sales & Marketing in June 2014.  In this role, he oversees the group, transient and catering sales and conference services teams. He brings with him over 25 years of experience in hospitality, including time spent as the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Little Rock Marriott and the Queen Mary, as well as working for the Monterey County, CA and Mobile Bay, AL convention and visitors bureaus, and at Marriott/Renaissance Hotels and Resorts, and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.


Brian Dandro
Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage
Brian Dandro joined the culinary staff of the Royal Sonesta Hotel as Executive Sous Chef in 2008.  In his role as Executive Chef, he oversees the hotel's banquet and conference meals as well as the 100-seat ArtBar & Patio. He embraces the hotel's philosophy of using only fresh, local ingredients whenever possible, as well as designing and tailoring menus to best reflect the local seasonal bounty. He has made changes to menus throughout the hotel to use the products of over 30 local farms and purveyors to add a taste of New England to the meals produced. 
 



Media Contact: Meghan Malloy 617.806.4308 mmalloy@sonesta.com

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Media Quotes

Comments in the Media about the hotel

For all current media placements about the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston click here.  Below are some highlights.

"Hotels Taking Cues from Museums - The Sonesta in Cambridge exudes big city hotel attitude - chic and elegant.  The lobby and rooms are surrounded by contemporary art by established and emerging artists."
Art New England April, 2010

"Where to See Original Art - Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston: A "flying man" installation by Jonathan Borofsky; a sculpture by Sir Anthony Caro."
USA Today January, 2008

"Works by the likes of Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, and Jasper Johns transform the 21 Sonesta hotels from New Orleans to Cairo into art havens. All draw from the chain's ever-growing 7,000-piece contemporary holdings, as well as commissioned site-specific artwork. Must-See Masterpiece "Insight," a stainless steel sculpture by Britain's Sir Anthony Caro, holds court in the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston's lobby. (800-766-3782; www.sonesta.com)"
AARP Magazine January, 2007

“At the Royal Sonesta in Boston, an overnight stay, starting at $239 double occupancy, allows one chocolate manicure and pedicure, including chocolate scrub, chocolate paraffin wrap and chocolate moisturizer.”
NEWSDAY March, 2006

“Still searching for that utterly unique Valentine’s Day gift?...Boston’s Royal Sonesta pampers spa-goers with a chocolate manicure and pedicure that includes a chocolate scrub, chocolate paraffin warp, chocolate pedicure, and chocolate moisturizer. Expect a bottle of chilled champagne and a plate of you-know-what upon arrival.”
FODORS TRAVEL, February, 2006

“From the colorful banners hanging outdoors to the vibrant, contemporary gallery-like lobby, it’s obvious that art is a high priority at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston…Today there are more than 7,000 contemporary works company-wide, and a design team that makes decisions shaping the unique character of each hotel. One example in Sonesta Boston’s 600-piece collection is the placement of ‘Insight,’…it is located next to the front desk within a semicircular alcove designed so guests can view the work from all sides. The hotel showcases famous names (Jonathan Borofsky, Jan Dibbets, Robert Mapple-thorpe, Sol LeWitt, Claes Oldenburg, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol) as well as local talent and emerging artists.”
ART & ANTIQUES Summer 2005



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Press Trips

The Director of Media Relations will consider requests from media to visit the hotel based on availability and evaluation of the assignment.

Please contact Lorie Juliano at 617.421.5429 to discuss potential dates, story angles and your proposed outlets.  Thank you for your interest in the Royal Sonesta!