Management Profile

Profiles of key members of the management team at Sonesta Silicon Valley

Mark Ernst

General Manager

Coming soon.

Darrell March

Director of Sales and Marketing

Darrell March

Darrell March joined Sonesta Silicon Valley as director of sales and marketing in February of 2017. In this role, March is responsible for the hotel’s sales and marketing team, overseeing the development of marketing and public relations initiatives, as well as sales strategies and activities.

March joins the Sonesta team after over 17 years with the Fairmont San Jose and San Francisco properties. He held a number of positions within the company, including director of revenue management and director of front office operations, most recently serving as the director of business travel for both hotels.

March leadership has been instrumental in positioning Sonesta Silicon Valley as the first Sonesta on the west coast. The challenge of the role is what drives March to be his best, not only within the industry, the community but within the hotel. Describing himself as inherently competitive, a direct result of his previous hospitality roles, March aims to learn one new thing each day - knowing that when all is said and done it’s not the marketing, the fancy place settings, the guest rooms or even the hotel that makes a great hotel - it’s the people.

March never travels without a great book - preferably one of a historic genre.


Adam Ornellas

Executive Chef

Coming soon.