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Welcome to Sonesta

Welcome to Sonesta

On behalf of all of us at Sonesta, we are very excited about growing our company and welcoming your team to the Sonesta family. We know you must have many questions about what to expect and what the transition will bring. We have created this Employee Portal specifically to introduce you to Sonesta and to address some of your questions.

What do you need to do?

To ensure a smooth transition, we are asking each of you to complete a few online forms to begin building your personnel record with Sonesta. The fastest and easiest way to do this is by having you mimic some portions of our standard hew-hire process. Please click on the “Apply Now” button below to access your role in our HR system and complete your application. You can also View our instructions on how to apply, which you may print to have as a hard copy, to guide you through the relevant portions of the onboarding process.

We'd like to ask that you complete your online paperwork as soon as possible. This will include several standard additional items:

  • A cleared background check; and
  • I-9 and eVerify requirements satisfied; and
  • New Hire Paperwork completed, including acceptance of your official offer letter within our Human Resource Information System (HRIS), Workday.

We will conduct a background and employment eligibility check as we do for all Sonesta employees. The background consent form will come from Please complete the form within one day of receiving the email. All of these items will need to be completed before your first day as a Sonesta employee, except for the I-9/eVerify process, which occurs in your first official week with us.

We look forward to getting to know you through this process. For now, I invite you to read this message from our President and CEO and review the FAQs located at the bottom of this page.

Thank you,   
Jennifer Rausch   
Chief People Officer, Corporate Human Resources

To assist you in your questions, please feel free to reach us through email:   
Workday (Employment Application) Support:   
HR questions:




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Welcome from CEO

Welcome from CEO

Read this message from our President and CEO.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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All Employee-Guide Process

All Employee-Guide Process

A quick guide to ease the application process.

Apply Now

Apply Now

Apply now to join Team Sonesta.

Benefits Summary

Benefits Summary

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Learn More About Sonesta

Explosive Grow with More to Come

Sonesta is the fastest growing company in the hospitality space.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

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Sonesta’s Affirmative Action and EEO Policy Statement

Sonesta endeavors to make this page accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Jennifer Rausch, Vice President, Human Resources at This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Sonesta

As you learn more about us, particularly through our virtual and in-person Welcome Sessions, Orientation and meeting the Sonesta team who will work with you, we are confident that you will like what you see. From our Culture of Caring to our competitive benefits plans, to our strong financial investment in our hotels, to our approach to training staff and our huge growth trajectory, we strive to meet the needs of our guests, our employees and our owners.

Yes. We are not conducting any traditional recruiting/selection activities such as interviews or assessments. We are, however, going to ask that you complete a few items to begin the process of joining Sonesta. These activities will help us build your personal records with Sonesta and ensure key items such as background checks, eVerify requirements and I-9 documents are cared for. We invite you to review our portal as a way to learn about Sonesta. The portal will also allow you to complete the hiring paperwork, starting with the job application for your own role. We are not posting these roles – they are your roles and you will apply for your existing role. We need you and we need your experience and knowledge of the hotel and your guests to continue to successfully operate the hotel.

Sonesta will honor the original date of hire at as provided by your current employer for most benefits purposes, including time off accruals and benefits eligibility.

We anticipate you will become an employee at the beginning of June

We will match the current rate of pay provided to Sonesta by Arlo.

Employees who regularly work thirty (30) hours per week are eligible for our medical, dental, life, vision, short- and long-term disability, and tuition reimbursement programs to name a few. Eligibility for some benefits requires a waiting period. Your Arlo seniority date will be used for all benefits eligibility date requirements. In other words, if based on your Arlo seniority date you have met our eligibility requirements and waiting period, you will be eligible for insurance at the time of benefits transition. We also offer some benefits for our part-time employees such as sick days and holidays if eligibility requirements are met.

As of the transition date, you are immediately eligible to start accruing for our vacation plan which applies to both eligible full and part-time employees. Your length of service will count towards your vacation accrual rate, which is a total of anywhere between two and four weeks per year, based on years of service. Sonesta complies with all State and local time off requirements.

Yes, 401K is offered through The Principal Financial Group. All employees are eligible to participate and Sonesta offers a matching contribution of 100% up to 3% of salary deferred and 50% of the next 2%, after a waiting period.

Representatives from Sonesta will be spending time with team members to assist with the transition. Please raise your questions with your HR team, the Sonesta HR team or contact us at